Are you tired of constantly buying expensive toilet cleaners that are full of harmful chemicals? Have you ever considered making your own toilet blocks? Not only is it more eco-friendly, but it is also a cheaper alternative that can be made using natural ingredients that are easily available. In this article, we will guide you through the process of making your own toilet blocks that are perfect for keeping your toilets clean and fresh.
At Drainage Cumbria, we are experts in unblocking clogged toilets, but we also believe in sustainable living. That's why we have decided to share our knowledge about creating DIY toilet blocks with natural ingredients. Our company is located in Cumbria, which is in the North West part of England. We are passionate about promoting eco-friendly practices in our community and beyond.
There are several reasons why making your toilet blocks is beneficial. Firstly, most commercial toilet cleaners contain harsh chemicals, such as bleach and ammonia. These chemicals can be harmful to your health and can cause irritations and allergies. Secondly, commercial toilet cleaners are not biodegradable, which means they accumulate in the environment and contaminate the water system. Thirdly, making your toilet blocks is much cheaper in the long run and saves you money.
Making your toilet blocks requires simple ingredients that are easily available in local stores. Here are the ingredients you need:
First, mix the citric acid and Agar Agar in a bowl to form a powder mix. Agar Agar is a natural gelling agent, which is beneficial in solidifying the toilet block. Then add a few drops of essential oils to the bowl, such as tea tree or lavender, which will give your toilet a pleasant scent. Lastly, add a cup of baking soda to the bowl.
In a separate container, add two cups of water and a tablespoon of Citric Acid. Mix the water and citric acid until the citric acid dissolves. Then add the Agar Agar mix to the water and stir it together until it dissolves.
Add the citric acid mix and the Agar Agar mix and stir them together until the ingredients have combined. The result should be a sticky and thick paste.
Take the paste mix and add spoonfuls to your moulds, which can be a rectangular silicone mould or any plastic container. Press the paste mix down and ensure it fills each mould. Remove any excess mix from the top.
Wait for the fizzing effect to start, which will happen after 15-20 minutes of the moulding process. If the fizzing effect doesn't happen, it means the ingredients haven't mixed correctly. In such a case, start the process again.
Allow the toilet blocks to dry for one to two days. Once dried, remove the blocks from the mould and store them in an airtight container.
Using the toilet blocks is easy. Simply add one toilet block to your toilet bowl, wait for the fizzing to stop and flush the toilet. The blocks release the cleaning ingredients, which deep clean the surfaces of your toilet. For the best results, use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl after using the toilet block.
Making your own toilet blocks is simpler than you think. It's an eco-friendly, cost-effective solution that is also safer for your health. At Drainage Cumbria, we are passionate about sustainable living, and we believe that small steps like making your toilet blocks can have a big impact on the environment. Try this recipe, and you will be amazed by the results. If you ever need any help in unblocking your clogged toilets, Drainage Cumbria is here to help. You can contact us at 01228 734162 or visit our website at drainagecumbria.uk.