DIY Natural Drain Cleaner

By: Amanda Frittz

There’s nothing more annoying (or gross) than a drain that isn’t doing its job! Luckily there’s a cheap and effective DIY natural drain cleaner, and you probably have all the ingredients already!

For the last few weeks, my bathroom sink has been progressively draining slower and slower but it finally got to the point where I had to do something. It was draining so slow it began leaving a ring of makeup around the edge of the sink after washing off my face.

So gross, I know, and admittedly I had been too lazy to do anything about it until now. But, better late than never… right?

I have been on an all natural cleaning kick the last couple of months, so I was determined to fix my problem chemical free! Thanks to the blog Crunchy Betty I did!

If you’re used to making DIY household cleaners you may have an idea of what the magic ingredients are for this recipe.

Pin Image - A shiny and clean sink.

DIY Natural Drain Cleaner Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Baking Soda
  • 1 cup White Vinegar
  • 2 pots of boiling water

What to Do

  • Start by pouring one pot of boiling water down your drain
  • Add 1/2 cup of Baking soda, and let sit for a few minutes
  • Add 1 cup vinegar along with boiling water and let sit for 10-15 minutes (seal the drain if possible)
  • Pour another pot of boiling water down the drain
  • Repeat if necessary

Does it Work as Well as Conventional Products?

Good news – this works just as well (in my experience) as the toxic alternatives, and you don’t have to be afraid to breathe it in. It’s a win-win situation!

Depending on how bad your clog is you may have to do this several times before your sink is back to normal.

If it’s still not working after several attempts you may need to do some digging to get out any of the remaining gunk! This won’t melt plastic, hair, or any other objects that may be stuck and wrapped around your drain so you may have to do a little work.

However, this is really great at loosening up any gunk and helping it flush down your sink. If you don’t let your sink get too bad, you shouldn’t need to do anything else but this!

For those of you who watch my Instagram stories, you know I love baking soda and vinegar for a plethora of cleaning jobs. It’s great for toilets, sinks, and stovetops. I’m happy to say this is one more use I’ll be using the magic combo for!

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