15 Jun How to Clean your Bathroom Without The Use Of Harsh Chemicals
For many years, we’ve been told the only way of getting our bathrooms clean is by using store-bought, chemical cleaners. But, even though you’ll see sparkling clean tubs and sinks in a gleaming white bathroom in the commercials, in truth, there is likely still some grime left over that they’re not showing.
And, not to mention, if you actually look at the labels a little closer, underneath the lemony fresh promises, you’ll see several “warnings” about the chemicals in these products. So here, you’ll learn a few tips to clean your bathroom without the use of harsh chemicals.
- Fighting Odors
While they’re tempting to use and easier to buy, major brand air fresheners are filled with toxic chemicals. Instead, you might want to opt for a DIY natural freshener to keep your bathroom smelling fresher and cleaner.
Take a 4 oz small glass jar and add 3/4 of water in it. Then, fill the rest of the jar with either basic rubbing alcohol or plain vodka. Then add in 10 to 20 drops of your favorite scented essential oil. You might add in less drops, depending on how strong of a fragrance you’re looking for. Now, place several bamboo skewers in it and allow them to soak some of the liquid up. Flip them around and submerge the dry ends. Then around once a week, flip them over to keep your bathroom smelling great.
- Porcelain and Grout
Porcelain areas in your bathroom can build up gunk over time, therefore they usually always require a scrub down. Some tips for getting your sink, bathtub or grout cleaner without the need for toxic chemicals are:
- Sprinkle baking soda on the sink, tub or grout, making sure you reach all tub areas. Then fill up a spray bottle with vinegar and begin spraying it over the area. Allow it to sit for several minutes and then use a brush to scrub the area clean. Rinse with warm water.
- Instead of vinegar, after sprinkling baking soda all over the area, use hydrogen peroxide instead and let it create a foam which will scrub the area naturally. Rinse away with warm water.
- Combine 1/2 cup natural dish soap and 1/2 cup vinegar (heated in a microwave to warm) in a spray bottle and shake well. Now, spray the area and let it sit for several minutes and wipe away.
So, you see, you don’t need harsh chemicals to clean that stubborn grout and porcelain grime.
What’s the first thing you reach for when it comes time to clean your toilet? Probably bleach, right? Well, you can leave your toilet fresh and sparkling clean with your own non-toxic, homemade bathroom cleaner. It also takes stains away. Mix a 1.2 cup of vinegar and spoonful of baking soda together. Pour it into your toilet bowl and allow the mixture to just sit for around 30 minutes. Then scrub and flush.