‘Why in Heavensake would you make toilet cleaner yourself?’ My sister gives me an indignant look when I ask her if she knows where I can find my soap pan. ‘Toilet clearer is so cheap!’ True, but it’s even cheaper when you make it yourself and besides that, it’s very easy and it doesn’t contain any harmful substances for yourself and the environment! Enough reasons to give it a try right? This is how:
What do you need:
- a pan
- 2 cups of water
- 1/2 cup of green soap (it sometimes has the name brown soap)
- 1 cup of vinegar
- 1/2 cup of baking soda
- an empty (toilet cleaner) bottle
It could be that the taste of the soap stays behind in the pan, so use an old one that you reserve for making such things.
Green soap is a natural soap that has a degreasing effect. Vinegar removes lime, grease, odors and kills bacteria. Baking soda is a natural bleacher and has a degreasing effect as well.
What do you have to do?
Dissolve the soap in warm water. Add the cup of vinegar and baking soda. These two will responds to each other and start to foam. If you want to add some extra odor, you can do so by adding essential oils, but this isn’t necessary. Let it cool down and pour it into the empty bottle. Before you use it, make sure to shake the bottle well.
Easy like that. And it’s cheap too:
a bucket 500gr of green soap coasted €0.72.
1 kg baking soda coasted €0.73
1 liter of vinegar is as cheap as €0.56 (preferably out of a glass bottle, but these will be a bit more expensive)
Total costs: €2,01 and from these ingredients you can make many bottles of toilet cleaner. Besides that, these products are perfect for cleaning in general, but more on this topic in a future post.
Will you use this natural, budget toilet cleaner?