March 16, 2010
Well I had another moment today. Not an aha! moment, and not really an ugh! moment either – more of a Really? Really?! moment. I cleaned my toilet today, and after I scrubbed the bowl, I opened the behind-the-toilet storage cabinet, tore open a Vanish Drop-in, and then thought – wait, I probably can’t use these anymore! I’m sure these tablets contain chemicals that aren’t great for the waterways and the environment. Not to mention the artificial dye that gives the water that blue color. Oink.
For the most part, my household cleansers are of the healthier version. I mean, I clean the toilet with Seventh Generation Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner for crap’s sake. (Pun intended). But then after I always like to drop in one of those blue toilet tabs. I don’t know why. I’m not using them to actually clean the toilet. I don’t even use them until after I’ve just finished scrubbing it with cleanser. It’s not like they’re scented and make the toilet smell any better. I just like how they make the water look. When I lift the lid I like to see blue water, beckoning me like a little oasis in my potty. For some reason it just feels cleaner to me.
Ugh. I don’t even need to research blue toilet tabs to know they’re not good. Darn it! This whole “I’m going to be more aware of the products I use and my impact on the environment and live more consciously” thing is getting to be more involved than I thought. It seems every where I turn there is something in my home/life that needs to be replaced/changed. It’s a lot to process. Aaah, one step at a time…
Image Source:  “Blue Water Toilet Flushing.” Photo. OCRooter.com 25 Oct. 2010. 13 Mar. 2011. <http://www.ocrooter.com/>.  Cellar Dweller. “Blue Water Glacier.” Photo. WineCellarCobwebs.com 26 Feb. 2011. 13 Mar. 2011. <http://www.winecellarcobwebs.com/2011/02/is-that-where-all-blue-toilet-water.html>.