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Is there a way to clean and deodorize your toilet without using toxic chemicals that can make you and your family sick?
Of course there is – you found Truly Free! In this article, you’ll find a DIY recipe for Non-Toxic Toilet Deodorizing Bombs you can make right at home – even with the kids! When it’s time to use them, you will easily and safely deep-clean and deodorize your toilet in no time! Leaving you more time to do the things you want to do (like NOT cleaning).
WHAT IS GROWING IN YOUR TOILET?
We all know what goes into the toilet bowl, and let’s face it, it’s all gross! No one likes to think about it and no one wants to clean it, but it has to be done. Not only because a clean bathroom looks & smells better, but because of the life-threatening bacteria that grow in there!
Dangers Lurking In Your Toilet:
- Black Mold*
- Group A Strep (including flesh eating bacteria)
*Did you know that Black Mold begins to form in your toilet bowl just a few days after cleaning?! Talk about GROSS! 🤢
What Those Bacteria Cause:
- blood in stools
- abdominal cramping
- death (if gone untreated)
MRSA is a dangerous staph infection that can cause:
- swollen skin
- pus-filled boils
- organ damage (including lungs)
- joint damage
- bone damage
Group A Strep can cause:
- mild illness
- sore throat
- Necrotizing Fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria)
- Streptococcal Toxic Shock Syndrome
Even WORSE, with each flush of your toilet, millions of tiny droplets filled with those bacteria and viruses are propelled into the air up to 6 FEET away! 😱
That means flushing with the toilet lid up puts extra germs onto your toothbrush, sink, mirrors, shower, and floor!
Toxic Cleaners Are Entering Your Body Every Time You Use Them
Did you know that what you keep in and around your home can not only affect your mind & mood; it can also affect your body on a cellular level?!
Every minute of your life, you are ingesting toxic chemicals. Between what you wash your clothes in, to which household cleaners you use in and around your home. You are breathing toxins into your lungs and absorbing them through your skin! Not to mention the effects of repeat exposure…
The cleaners you use on everyday surfaces, you end up touching and breathing in. How many times do you use those a day in just the kitchen alone?!
These chemicals are now in full contact with your skin (the largest organ of your body) all the time. To make matters worse, many of these chemicals have been linked to hormone disruption, respiratory issues, and even cancer.
When you go to flush that toilet, those toxic cleaners are going into the air up to 6 FEET all around you!
You want to have a clean toilet, not kill yourself in the process! There are so many nasty things in many toilet bowl cleaners that you want to avoid, but what are some of the worst?
5 of the WORST Toxic Chemicals in Toilet Bowl Cleaners
- Chlorine – Bleach can create halogenated volatile organic compounds (VOCs) which are harmful for respiratory health. Use of chlorine has been shown in studies to pose an increased risk for adult-onset asthma as well as an increased risk for cancer. Additionally it can destroy beneficial bacteria in the septic system.
- (SLS/SLES) Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate, Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulfate. -This tends to be the primary ingredient in most commercial detergents. It’s a surfactant which is supposed to create suds and remove dirt. However it can also cause damage to the eyes, skin, and lungs. A known irritant, it’s used in laboratory settings to cause irritation.
- Hydrochloric acid (HCl) -Also known as muriatic acid. Hydrochloric acid (HCl) is corrosive to human tissues. When you come into contact with it, it can cause permanent damage to the skin, eyes, lungs and internal organs.
- Cetrimonium chloride/Cetrimonium chloride or Cetyl trimethylammonium chloride (CTAC)- Can cause skin and eye irritation. Extremely dangerous if swallowed or if it gets in your eyes!
- Consult your physician immediately if even a couple of droplets come in contact with your eyes! (Also remove your contacts if you have them.)
- Sodium hydroxide (NaOH)– This one is a highly corrosive acid, that can result in serious burns to your body. You have to wear gloves and keep at a “safe” distance when using it because it is known to decompose the proteins and lipids iny your body tissues! If it comes in contact with eyes, sodium chloride can BLIND you!
Do You Need Those Toxic Chemicals To Clean Your Toilet?
NO! You don’t! Using plant-based, Non-Toxic cleaners can be just as effective at deep cleaning and disinfecting as the toxic chemicals, WITHOUT all the harmful side effects!
What You Need To Effectively Clean Your Toilet:
- Non-Toxic Oxygenated cleaner
- Gentle effective stain removal
- Bara Essential oils (Or essential oils of your choice)
Truly Free™ Oxyboost in our recipe, is a Non-Toxic Bleach alternative that uses the power of oxygenation to lift stains, clean and disinfect naturally and safely.
Essential oils also have natural antimicrobial, anti-fungal, and anti-bacterial properties too. Oils such as Thyme, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Peppermint, and Clove are all great for cleaning because of their natural properties. By adding them in the recipe, you get an extra boost of cleaning help!
Baking Soda is a mild alkali. This makes it great at removing dirt and grease to dissolve easily in water. It is a very effective, natural, non-toxic, effective cleaner.
With the use of just 3 simple, safe, Non-Toxic ingredients, you can clean and deodorize your toilet quickly and without endangering you or your family’s health!
How Often You Should Deodorize The Toilet
We recommend using the Toilet Bomb once weekly, or more if needed! Remember, this is a completely family-safe formula, so you can use this up to once per day without fear of harming your endocrine system.
Don’t forget to CLOSE the lid before flushing when you use the toilet, since those water droplets go 6 feet in the air!
Ready To Clean and Deodorize That Toilet?
INGREDIENTS: MATERIALS NEEDED:
1 Cup Oxyboost
1 Cup Baking Soda
Baking Spatula or Whisk
50 Drops Bara Essential Oil
Spray Bottle with Water
NOTE: If you don’t want to use molds, you can make ‘snowballs’ with your hands – just make sure to pack ’em tightly!
- Mix Oxyboost and Baking Soda in the mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly with
- Add Bara Essential Oils (or oils of your choice), a few drops at a time, while
- Spritz with water, mixing thoroughly after each spray, until the mixture will
form a ball.
CAUTION: Moisten only until mixture just holds together. Over moistening will activate the ingredients.
- Firmly pack mixture into molds and allow to dry overnight in the molds.
- Carefully remove the bombs from the mold and store in an airtight
- Drop a bomb (or use 1-2 TBSP of mixture) into the toilet and wait 10-15
minutes, or until dissolved.
- Scrub with toilet brush and flush. ENJOY a clean, deodorized toilet bowl!
CONGRATULATIONS! You have conquered the dreaded toilet bowl!
If you are ready to clean the outside of the toilet now, and the rest of the bathroom, you can use the TrulyFree™ Bathroom cleaner for all of the surfaces in your bathroom. Best of all it’s Non-Toxic, and safe for your whole family!
TrulyFree™ Bathroom Cleaner works on:
- Glass Shower Doors
- Shower Curtains
- Tub/Shower (Tile or Molded Fiberglass/Plastic)
- Toilet (inside and out)
- Tile/Vinyl Floors
Note: Due to the natural citric acid in it, we do not recommend using on marble, travertine or limestone. For those surfaces, use TrulyFree™ Everyday Cleaner. It is a milder cleaner that does not have citric acid.
Ready to leave the bathroom and tackle the next room on your list?
Whatever job you need to tackle, we are there to give you the tools you need to clean your home quickly, easily, and safely with Non-Toxic, waste reducing products.
All TrulyFree products are non-toxic and biodegradable. The first time you purchase a product that requires a jug/bottle/cover, you will receive the container for free. After that you will only receive refills.
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