Cleaning Solutions: In the Toilet

In trying to simplify our lives, cut down on the toxins we bring in, and save a few bucks we have been trying to find better alternatives to cleaning chemicals. I am starting in the bathroom because a) it is the smallest room, b) we only have one, and c) it is the DIRTIEST place in the whole darn house!!! How is it that a room where you are supposed to get clean is so effing dirty?!

Anyhow, I came up with a method to clean the inside of the toilet that fits all the cleaning criteria and as a bonus it smells really good. Want to hear it? Two simple ingredients: Borax and lemons!!! Yes, that is all… seriously.


So here’s what I do to get a nice, fresh smelling, sparkling toilet.

1. Tell everyone that they better use the bathroom now because nothing is worse that cleaning the toilet and then someone wrecks it in a hot minute.

2. Cut the lemon in half and grab about 1/4 cup of Borax (can be found in the laundry section of your store of choice)

3. Squeeze the lemon into the toilet, dump the Borax on top, and let it sit there while you clean the rest of the nastiness bathroom.

4. Stir it around, use the scrub brush on the bowl, then flush. Now you can bask for a minute in your good smelling, clean bathroom!!!

Do you try to eliminate chemicals from your cleaning routine?? What is your favorite non-toxic helper?



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