Toilet tablet, toilet fizzy, toilet bomb - what is it?
These toilet tablets are an easy way to clean your toilet. Simply add a tablet to the bowl, let it fizz as if it were a bath bomb (for a few minutes) then scrub the bowl. These can also be used when you're not quite committed to a full bathroom clean but the toilet needs a bit of attention.
The pack contains 10 toilet tablets.
They're made with natural ingredients so they're better on the environment and our health.
sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), citric acid, liquid castile soap, essential oils (pine blend).
Use - 1 tablet weekly or as required.
The toilet tablets are hand made therefore there will be variations in size. The packs are put together with the overall weight in mind. The smaller tablets are the ideal size - any bigger ones are a bonus! They will crumble if knocked however these crumbs work just as well as whole pieces so use these too.
The toilet tablets come supplied in a re-used plastic takeaway container. If this hasn't been available they will come in a paper bag and should be transferred to an air tight container as they will absorb moisture over time.
Although made with natural ingredients they should be kept away from children and not ingested!
Cleaning products don’t need to list all the ingredients so you may not be aware it contains something harmful.
What harm can ingredients cause?
- Some are carcinogens. This means they might not cause cancer on their own but enable cancers to grow.
- Can be harmful to aquatic life when products enter waterways.
- Can affect developmental and reproductive functions by disrupting hormone levels. These endocrine disruptors also affect aquatic life (again)
- Antibacterial products can promote the growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria.
- Fumes released (eg when the dishwasher is running or from sprayed products such as window cleaners) can worsen asthma and respiratory problems.
It's not just one product in isolation that's the problem but the combination of cleaners and body products we might be exposed to over time. Our bodies can’t get rid of all toxins and they build up in our tissues. This also happens to wildlife through products entering waterways.
Many cleaning products have a low safety rating because of the harm caused if eaten, if it touches the skin or is rubbed in eyes. Home-made cleaning products are just the same in that respect although probably not with the same potential to be fatal.
If you have a septic system it makes sense to think about what you’re washing down your pipes as some products will upset the natural balance of bacteria a well-functioning system needs.
Using an eco friendly or home-made product is one way to green up your clean up.