Cleaning your toilet shouldn’t require a Haz-Mat suit. You want your bathroom to be clean and look clean. But, you surely don’t want to use a toxic product that is bad for your body, dangerous to wildlife, or pollutes the waterways.
Yet, it’s easy to fall for advertising hype that tells consumers the only way to really clean that toilet bowl is with heavy-duty chemicals. Of course, no marketer is going to admit that a product contains toxic substances. The story is always about how “sanitized” or “fresh” your bathroom is once you use Product XYZ.
But there are better ways to achieve a clean bathroom than to pollute yourself with VOCs and pollute your local waterways with bleach or other toxins.
Biokleen Soy Toilet Scrub is a non-toxic, biodegradable product that won’t leave your head spinning with fumes or send harsh chemicals down your drain. The main ingredient is soybean oil extract, which is both nontoxic and an excellent base for many cleaners. The primary surfactants are made from coconut and/or corn. And, because the product contains natural volcanic perlite, there’s built-in scrubbing power.
We have been using Biokleen Soy Toilet Scrub weekly for more than a month, with great results. Our toilet bowls are shiny-clean and stain-free. And, because my lungs are sensitive to certain fragrances, I’m especially glad that this product has a mild, natural scent, and contains essential oils from mint plants.
The product packaging lists several pluses for the environment (and these are direct quotes):
- Environmentally friendly with no negative effects on rivers, streams, plants or wildlife
- Kind to those with chemical sensitivities and allergies
- No artificial fragrance, colors or preservatives
- 99% VOC Free & Ozone Safe
- Trusted company since 1989
CONTAINS NO: Phosphate, chlorine, ammonia, petroleum solvents, alcohol, butyl, glycol ether, SLS or SLES, EDTA, DEA. No SARA Title III, CA 65, or EPA priority pollutants. No materials listed by the ACGIH as hazardous.
And, of course, as any good, environmentally friendly product should be able to say:
NO ANIMAL TESTING
NO ANIMAL INGREDIENTS
The product itself looks like thick milk, or maybe Milk of Magnesia. It coats the toilet bowl well, and stays there for a long time if undisturbed. The package says, “No need to let sit,” though I always tend to squirt it in and leave it while I do other tasks. Running the bowl brush along the inside of the bowl and under the rim a few times has been all that we needed to take away light stains and sediments from our city water system.
A 32 fl. oz. bottle of Biokleen Soy Toilet Scrub sells for $10 on the Green Home website, though purchasing in quantities of 5 or 10 lowers the price to $5.33 per bottle — presumably plus shipping. On Amazon, the same size bottle is only $3.59.
The Biokleen website has a search feature where you can find a store in your state (possibly even in your zip code, though not mine). At the site, you can also look at the wide variety of other products available from Biokleen. If they are anything like the Soy Toilet Scrub, they’ll be excellent choices for your home.
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