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How Sixth Grade Science Unclogged My Sink

on May 17, 2013

Image (this is not my child 🙂 )


I prefer to use natural cleaners and remedies whenever I can, especially having little ones. As yucky as those little Mr. Yuck stickers look, I just don’t trust them to protect my kids. So I came across the problem of a clogged sink right after my husband had shaved. You would think that since I use that bathroom more than he does and I do my hair in there every morning it would be caused by a buildup of my hair, but nope it was actually from the one time he decided to shave in there (just in case you were wondering).

I had intentions to go get the drain cleaner we usually use, but I kept putting it off since the only place that carries it was across town. The more I thought about it, the more I realized I should see if there is anyway to make it at home. The product we normally buy is so harsh that the store that sells it puts it in a ziploc style bag before selling it.  What I found reminded me of all the volcano type science from the sixth grade. SO I thought I would share the recipe with you

Natural Drain Cleaner

1. Mix 1 cup baking soda with 1 tsp salt. Pour down the drain and leave there for 3 hrs. (don’t use sink in the meantime)

2. Once the time is up heat 1 cup water and 1 cup vinegar until boiling in the microwave. (remove carefully)

3. Gather up all your kids because they will want to see this.

4. Slowly pour the vinegar solution down the drain and enjoy the show! 

I would recommend flushing your sink out with water when finished just to make sure none of that is sitting in your drain afterward.

I was so excited that it worked and I didn’t have to keep a bottle of harsh chemicals laying around. I loved that it was also a bit fun as well!


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