The bathroom is one of the most frequently visited area in our house, or even in public places. We cannot go on a day without dropping by our “Comfort Room”. Of the many synthetic products we use everyday, we are undeniably exposed to different kinds of harmful chemicals that are dangerous to our health.
Maintaining sanitation in our bathroom is very important, but it doesn’t have to compromise the health of our family. The article Step Away from that Toilet Bowl Cleaner relates some chemicals found in common bathroom cleaning products that were also used in chemical warfare way back in the 1900s.
Typical toilet bowl cleaners contain sulfates which can trigger asthma attacks and chlorine which, when combined with other chemicals, can form chlorine gas. You do know what the Germans used when they first started using chemical weapons during World War I, right? If you guessed chlorine gas, you’re a winner. (Accept my congratulations and a warm smile, which you can’t see. Trust me, I’m smiling.)
Having this in mind, we have to reconsider some of the products we introduce to our household. Chronic exposure to chemicals could put you and your family’s health at risk.
There are several alternatives when it comes to solving common problems in your bathroom and it doesn’t have to involve dangerous chemicals. Cleaning your Toilet Naturally discusses 5 Natural Cleaners for Toilets, and most of them are readily available in your house.
Adopt one of the easy recipes above for cleaning your toilets, or experiment with the natural ingredients discussed in this article to make your own formula.
If you’re on a journey to living a healthier , more sustainable lifestyle – eliminating chemical cleaners from your home is probably already on your list. If you haven’t completely switched over to natural cleaners, we challenge you to take small steps until all your cleaners are natural and homemade.
To give you a step-by-step run through of how to apply vinegar on instances when your sink is clogged, watch this video: