best natural bathtub and shower cleaner

There are many ways to clean your bathroom without using toxic chemicals, and still not break your budget. Here are some natural cleaning hacks that you can use to clean your bathroom.

Streaks & Spots on Glass

Between the drops of water that splatter on mirrors to those on your glass shower door, the mineral deposits left by water can be quite annoying. With just a few spritzes of a natural cleaning solution, these streaks can usually be wiped away with a little elbow grease.

Try this: Create your own natural cleaning solution with vinegar and water. Fill your spray bottle with one part vinegar to two parts water to make the best shower cleaner. Shake the bottle to mix the two liquids well. Spray your mirror or glass surface and use a clean cloth or newspaper to wipe from top to bottom. Use a firm pressure (like with a squeegee) to push all the liquid down and off the surface! If it squeaks, you’ll know it’s clean!

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Porcelain and Grout

Porcelain areas of the bathroom pick up gunk over time, so they almost always need a scrub down. Here are some ideas on how to get your grout, ,sink or bathtub cleaner without using anything toxic.

Try this: Sprinkle the tub, sink, or grout with baking soda, taking care to reach all areas of the tub. Use a spray bottle filled with vinegar to spray over the desired area and let sit for a few moments. Scrub the area clean with a brush and rinse away with water.

Try this: Sprinkle the area you wish to clean with baking soda and then use a spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide to create a foaming natural scrub instead.

Try this: Heat a ½ cup of vinegar in the microwave until it’s very warm (not boiling) and pour into a spray bottle. Pour a ½ cup of your favorite natural dish soap into the same spray bottle and shake it lightly to mix well. Spray liberally over the desired area, let sit for a few minutes, then simply wipe away.

As you can see, it takes only a few ingredients to keep your bathroom sparkling clean and smelling fresh. These items are often found around the home and easy to buy in bulk if you want to keep them stocked up at home.

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The Smells

Did you know that many major brand air fresheners contain toxic chemicals? While they may be easy to purchase and tempting to use, a few may diffuse a few harmful fumes. A great alternative: a DIY natural oil diffuser, for keeping your bathroom smelling clean.

Try this: Use a small glass jar (about 4 oz. or so) and fill it ¾ full with water. From that point, fill the rest of the jar with plain vodka or basic rubbing alcohol. Add 10-20 drops of your favorite essential oil, less or more depending on how strong you like the fragrance. Place a few bamboo skewers in the jar. Once the bamboo has soaked up some of the liquid, you can flip it so that the dry ends will be submerged. Flip your bamboo about once a week to keep the bathroom smelling divine.

Do you use DIY natural cleaners in the bathroom? What are your favorites?

 

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