Years ago, I learned the hard way how important it is to keep your bathroom drain clean and clear. We had quite the clog and at the time my first inclination was to buy some drain cleaner. I hesitated when I read the warnings on the label, but I was desperate to not have to brush my teeth in the bathtub.
I also decided at that point that I never wanted to buy that stuff again. After some research I realized how easy it is to avoid the toxic cleaners by just cleaning the drains on a regular basis.
In fact, it only takes 4 simple products to clean, deodorize, and unclog your kitchen and bathroom drains naturally and three of them are most likely in your kitchen.
Clean Your Bath & Kitchen Drains Naturally
1. Baking Soda
See #2 vinegar.
To deodorize and unclog your drains, pour 1/2 cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow with 1/2 cup vinegar that was warmed up in the microwave. Don’t be alarmed the vinegar will cause the baking soda to fizz, but it soon dissolves. Allow to sit for 5 minutes or more. Flush down with very hot water. I try to do this every 2 to 4 weeks to keep the drains clear and fresh.
3. Citrus fruit
Instead of throwing a used lemon or lime in the trash or compost, cut it into smaller pieces and drop it down the garbage disposal. Run the cold water and turn the disposal on and the stinky smell disappears.
4. Snake Drain Hair Removal Tool
Snake this simple tool down the drain and wiggle.
It will dislodge hair and soap junk to help it flush down the drain. It will also drag some stuff up as you pull the tool up out of the drain. YUCK!
I use the snake all the time to remove bathroom sink gunk. It can be found at hardware stores, is relatively inexpensive, and will last for years.
By using the above 4 products regularly, I haven’t had to buy the toxic drain cleaners in years.
What natural tips do you have to clean and unclog the bathroom and kitchen drains? Let us know in the comments.