Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Lemongrass Drain Opener

I know that essential oils have all kinds of uses and remedies, but I thought this one was really different. Who would have thought that an essential oil could be used to open drains! This oil is lemongrass and I know from a friend that lemongrass oil is great as a mosquito repellent, but who would have thought it would open drains. Hmmmmm...........learn something new everyday. :)

Commercial drain cleaners contain toxic chemicals and they can make your eyes burn and harm your lungs.You can use this recipe to open your clogged drains and for monthly maintenance. 


10 drops of Lemongrass Pure Essential Oil

1 cup baking soda

3 cups boiling water

Put the baking soda and lemongrass oil in the sink drain, then pour in the boiling water. Once the fizzing has stopped pour more boiling water down drain. Plunge as needed to open the drain. 

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Sounds pretty easy to me. I have a bathroom drain that is notorious for draining slow so maybe I will try this on that drain. Now all I need to do is get the oil.....hmmmm.....maybe I can get it from my friend. :)

Have a great week!

Colleen :)