Thursday, July 1, 2010

Homemade Cleaners...Attempt Number 1

A few weeks ago, I posted that one of my goals for the summer was to try out making my own cleaning products. Tonight was my first attempt at it. Our toilet was in serious need of a cleaning. I took a picture of it before and after but I am afraid to post it for fear that someone would call the health department or people would not be our friends anymore. :-) Plus, who really wants to look at pictures of a toilet! :-) We are on the city water supply and do not have a water softener so we very quickly get lime and rust build-up. So, I tried my homemade toilet cleaner and it was amazing!! I hardly had to do any scrubbing. The cleaner did all the work for me and almost instantaneously. This was so much easier and cheaper than any commercial toilet cleaner I have ever used. The only thing that concerned me at all was I was not sure if there were any germ killing properties in this, so I did spray the toliet bowl down with some natural disinfectant from Shaklee after I was done just to make sure.

Here is the recipe:

1/2 Cup Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

Pour in and let soak for a few minutes. Scrub away

This is also supposed to be a tub scrub as well. I did not do the tub yet but anticipate that it will work well on a tub. My only thought is that a double or triple batch may be necessary to cover the entire area with cleaner.

1st Attempt-SUCCESS!!!!!!!