Homemade Drain Cleaners

Make your own non-toxic homemade drain cleaner with these natural home cleaning recipes

Why make your own homemade drain cleaners? The short answer... Because store-bought drain cleaners are poisonous.

Most commercial drain cleaners use highly corrosive chemicals to eat away the blockage. Some drain cleaners even harm plastic pipes.

Worse, chemical drain cleaners are terrible for the environment. After dissolving the clog, all those chemicals get flushed into the water system, eventually polluting rivers and oceans. Not good!

So instead, here's some earth friendly, non-toxic homemade drain cleaner recipes and tips.


Natural Homemade Drain Cleaner

Use this recipe once a week to keep your kitchen sink free from soap and grease residues that can build up and block your drain.

Pour 1/2 cup each baking soda, salt and white vinegar down the plughole. Wait 15 minutes, then pour a kettle of boiling water down the drain.


Use a Plunger for Really Bad Clogs

Use a rubber plunger (the kind you get from a hardware store) to clear a clogged drain.

Here's how: Make sure the drain is completely covered by the plunger, then push the plunger up and down with some force. The pressure from the plunging action should break through the clog.


Helpful Hint

Always use a strainer in your drains (including bathroom sink and tub) to catch junk that doesn't belong in your pipes - food particles, loose hair, small toys...

Also, never pour grease or coffee grounds down your kitchen sink. It just sets you up for clogs.

Cleaning Your Sink Disposal

Kitchen sink disposal units can be home to food residues, bacteria and bad smells. Here's a simple recipe that will help clean and disinfect it.

Pour 1/4 cup each borax and baking soda down the drain. Add the rind from half a lemon. Run the unit, making sure to use plenty of hot water. Do this once a week.


Preventing Problems

As with many homemade natural cleaners, these recipes are much more gentle than commercial products. So it's important to prevent problems before they start by using the homemade drain cleaners every week or so to keep your drains free and clear.


What Next?

Antiviral Essential Oils

Using disinfecting, germ-killing essential oils in your other homemade cleaning products goes a long way toward keeping you and your family healthy. Plus they're environmentally safe and smell awesome!

Here's some quick links for buying essential oils that help disinfect from Mountain Rose Herbs. I trust them - their quality is always great, their prices are good and their customer service is terrific. Good value for budgets.


I've recommended Mountain Rose as my favorite supplier since starting out on this journey. I always research suppliers for quality, ethics, price and selection, and they're great on all fronts. So I feel good about offering their products to you.

Having said that, I have to share another supplier for essential oils that I personally now use because I've found their quality to be the best. I switched to doTerra after buying a few oils like lavender and tea tree and comparing them in my recipes.

What I found was that they worked faster and more effectively than any other brand I've tried. So I want to offer their oils to you as well. It's always good to have options, don't you think?

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Buy from Amazon if you love variety. You can always find deals, and you'll never run out of options. Just remember that if you pay a low price you're going to get a low quality, especially in the land of essential oils. This is an area where you need to buy the best you can afford, trust me.


Homemade Cleaner Recipes

Check out some more recipes for homemade cleaners... and see how easy it is to clean your house from top to bottom with fresh, natural, healthy cleaning choices. Gotta love it!

Homemade All Purpose Cleaners

This homemade all purpose cleaner is one of the quickest, easiest homemade cleaner recipes you'll ever make. Non-toxic and gentle.


Homemade Bathroom Cleaners

Bathrooms are the perfect home for mold, mildew and bacteria. These easy homemade bathroom cleaner recipes are a great natural, non-toxic alternative to commercial cleaning products.


Window & Glass Cleaners

Making your own homemade window cleaner is so easy and cheap. Plus, non-toxic and biodegradable. It just smells so much better!


Homemade Floor Cleaners

Go green at home. Here's a couple of tried-and-true homemade wood floor cleaner and homemade laminate floor cleaner recipes you'll love.


Homemade Carpet Cleaners

Homemade carpet cleaners are more gentle, so you need to keep on top of spills, stains and general carpet cleaning. Here's a few simple carpet cleaner recipes to get you started.


Homemade Dishwashing Detergents

Two homemade detergent recipes are formulated for use in automatic dishwashers. One is powder and the other is liquid.


Homemade Dish Soap

This is a quick, easy homemade dish soap recipe for washing dishes by hand in the sink. It cuts grease, kills germs and gives your spirits a lift every time you use it!


Homemade Laundry Detergents

Using homemade laundry detergent with natural cleaning ingredients is easy on your clothing, your skin and the environment. Also your wallet!


Homemade Stain Removers

Natural cleaning recipes for making your own homemade stain removers - from grass stains to ink blots.


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Making your own natural homemade cleaners is simple and effective with ingredients already in your cupboards. Not to mention money saving!

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