DIY Draino

I just have a quick little tip for you all today because honestly, I was far too busy having fun this weekend to craft. Matt & I went to my brother’s concert and then spent the rest of our time with him, his wife, and my sweet sweet nephew. Cuddling that baby was far more important then crafting. 🙂

So here’s the deal… we’re super Italian. We have a lot of hair. Our bathroom drain was clogging constantly. 

Then about 6 months ago we were having people over and I didn’t have time to run out for Draino, so naturally I turned to Pinterest. I found a DIY Draino recipe and with just a little twist (because our clogs are intense) I got it to work. I waited 6 months to post it  because I wanted to make sure it lasted.

DIY Draino from homemade supplies you already have on hand!

DIY Draino from homemade supplies you already have on hand!

You will need:

  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • 1 skewer
  • Boiling water

How to:

  1. Tap about 1/4 cup of baking soda into/on top of your drain. I didn’t measure it, but 1/4 is about right
  2. Pour 1 cup of white vinegar on top of it (again, didn’t actually measure it)
  3. Let it do it’s thang while you go and boil a whole teapot of water, which should take around 7-10 minutes
  4. Once the teapot is whistling bring it on over to your drain and slowly pour the entire thing in
  5. Use a skewer and gently push down into the drain (this particularly helps break up hair clogs)

That’s it! You’re done! We did this once about 6 months ago and then didn’t have a problem until I (whoopsie) cut my hair over the sink and didn’t wipe it up.

DIY all natural DRAINO

Hope this helps you!

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17 thoughts on “DIY Draino

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  3. What a great idea! Our clogs, too, with all the heavy traffic it receives. I’ll have to try this next time. Its great that I already have the ingredients at home and don’t have to deal with a backed up sink until I can get to the store and purchase Draino. And green cleaning is always a plus!

  4. You should tag this as a green alternative to Draino! In addition to being cheaper, it’s also way safer to use around pets and small children. The chemicals in Draino are so dangerous! Advertising the earth-friendly benefits may also help to draw in new readers 🙂

    • yes! that’s actually how I am planning to label it in link parties this week :). I honestly will never buy draino again… this is so much safer around curious, counter surfing cats. haha

  5. Do you trim your own hair? I just tried it for the first time this weekend! Do you have any tutorials or tips/tricks? I gave myself a C+–I can still wear it in public and no one is going to drop dead from shock, but I can tell it is a bit shaggy in a couple of places. I have long hair so I really just need to trim the ends and frame the face a bit. I think I’m going to buy a texturizing scissors (I only had plain shears) and try it again. I’m determined to figure out how to do it!

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