DIY Drain Cleaner

$2.00
10 Minutes
Easy

I love this easy all natural drain cleaner recipe! All you need is baking soda, salt and cream of tartar!
I use baking soda, salt and cream of tartar to clean my drains.
Mix 1 cup soda with 1 cup salt.
Add 1/4 cup cream of tartar.
Combine dry ingredients.
I use 1/4 cup of the mixture in my sinks, 1/2 cup of the mix for larger drains like the bathtub.
Follow with 2 cups of boiling water. It will foam and bubble your cloggs away!

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  • Gloria
    on Nov 21, 2019

    What else can this mixture be used on (stained pots, baking pans, etc.)?


  • Angela
    on Dec 2, 2019

    Hi what about in the dishwasher working to

  • Karen Stutzman
    on Jan 5, 2020

    I want to do my upstairs drains. But I can't carry the boiling water up the stairs. Does hot water work? Is there an alternative?

    • Jenny
      Just now

      Take the kettle upstairs empty. Then fill and boil in situ, you must have electricity up there!!!

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  • Ladyonyamind
    on Jan 28, 2020

    What kind of baking soda do you use? I apologize!

  • Gabrielle Falk
    on Apr 30, 2020

    I live in Sydney, Australia - so it would be a long trek to go to "Sam's". I've used the baking soda/vinegar and or boiling hot water for ages. Seems to do the job (hopefully). Cheers.

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