Yes, in fact with the popularity of coconut right now, the drain is often forgotten. I run straight cleaning vinegar (acidic vinegar) fairly often down my drains, to freshen, and reduce build up.Jazmina wrote: ↑Aug 26th, 2017 7:47 pmI have read through the first 3-4 pages and you wrote something about natural soaps especially ones containing coconut oil can leave harden soap scum. I make my own soaps using olive and coconut oil I don't necessarily have problems with soap scum because I clean my tub regularly but now it's got me thinking about any impact on the drain...wondering if it eventually clog it. Have you heard or come across anything with that respect? I'm thinking maybe I should through boil water, vinegar and baking soda down the drain every so often to unclog any build up.
Also curious as to why you use tea tree oil over other antifungal EO like rosemary - just preference? I often use tea tree oil too (as well as rosemary and couple others) but I was wondering if there was a specific reason you use that over others.
Do you make your own laundry detergent as well?
I always drop a few drops of tea tree oil down drains after a cleaning, as well.
Tea tree oil in cleaning has so many benefits, it's antimicrobial, antiviral, antifungal, and antiseptic. Not only that, but it is a natural deodorizer, and safe on most surfaces.
While rosemary, and other disinfectant oils are great, they don't deodorize, and are not nessesarily anti fungal, which for floors (plantar warts) is very important. They can also leave residue, so when used in all purpose mixes, can leave surfaces with a haze. not nice after a cleaning! Also, smells very fresh, and as an added bonus, I can usually get it cheaper
I experimented with laundry soaps in the past, but to be honest, I have never found anything that works well enough for the kids, and boy, Gain sure smells great