One thing that I really despise is a clogged sink. And, it seems like it has been happening a lot more since we switched to bar soap. Although, I wouldn't be surprised if the amount of hair I seem to shed has contributed to that problem.
Finding a way to fix it naturally has been on my to-do list for quite some time. But, no matter how many times I combined baking soda and vinegar, it just did not want to unclog my sink. So, I would inevitably have to resort to getting some type of drano, and hope and pray that the toxic fumes wouldn't make me or the kids sick.
Finally, I decided to try something new. Instead of only using the baking soda and vinegar (which will work sometimes), I first put salt in the drain. I have heard of people using salt as an abrasive for cleaning, but have not tried it as much as I probably should. It worked, and I finally found a way to unclog my sink without fear of the fumes, and making sure all the windows are open in the bathroom.
Unclogging Your Sink Naturally
1/4 cup salt (I used table salt)
1/4 cup baking soda
1/4 cup white vinegar
tea kettle full of boiling water
First I took the salt and poured it carefully down the drain, then the baking soda, and then I added the white vinegar. Watching the fizzing action always makes me feel like I am really getting something accomplished with cleaning! I then let that sit for about 15 minutes. Followed by a tea kettle full of boiling water down the drain. At first I wasn't sure if it would work, but it did. And I am extremely happy about it! Granted, this method will not work for standing water clogs. I haven't come up with something for that yet, but when I do, I will let you know.