One room in your home that needs regular cleaning is the bathroom. However, with all of the cleaning that you do in the bathroom, you should make sure you aren’t adding toxins to your indoor environment by using toxic cleaning products. That’s why it’s important to use homemade bathroom cleaner recipes instead of harmful products.
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Commercial cleaning products can be harmful to both you and the environment. Do you really want to use products that kill 99% of all known bacteria? You need to keep your bathroom clean, but you really don’t need to kill every living thing around you at the same time.
Instead of using toxic cleaning products, it just takes a few homemade bathroom cleaner recipes to fully clean your bathroom.
Ingredients in Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipes
Following are simple homemade bathroom cleaner recipes to make your bathroom sparkling clean without harming you and the environment.
It really only takes a few ingredients to make homemade cleaner recipes for every area of your bathroom.
Make sure you have the following items on hand:
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Essential Oils
- Castile Soap
- Spray bottles
*** Remember to clearly label your spray bottle or the container that holds your cleaner with the ingredients which are inside.
Hydrogen peroxide, a known germicidal agent, is considered one of the safest sanitizers you will ever find. It is composed of oxygen and water. When it attacks organic materials, it breaks back down into its base components.
Everyone knows how effective hydrogen peroxide is in cleaning out a wound. That same bubbling action kills bacteria and viruses.
Non-Toxic Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipes
Baking soda with salt makes a great scrubbing agent on porcelain or ceramic sinks.
To keep your bathroom counters germ-free, keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide where it’s easily accessible. After you’re finished cleaning, spray the countertops with hydrogen peroxide to disinfect them.
You can easily turn a bottle of hydrogen peroxide into a spray bottle by replacing the lid with a sprayer from a spray bottle.
For the Toilet Bowl
To clean your toilet bowl, you can simply use baking soda and white vinegar. You can either sprinkle baking soda into the toilet, then pour about a cup of white vinegar in and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing it with a toilet brush.
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Mix together one-fourth cup baking soda with one-half cup white vinegar beforehand. Mix them in a jar that is a bit taller than the vinegar level because it will really fizz at first. Pour the mixture into the toilet bowl. Use a toilet scrub brush to scrub your toilet as usual.
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For the Shower
After taking a shower, it’s a good idea to use a squeegee to wipe down the shower tiles of water. You can then either spray down the shower with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar as you exit it. This will help keep bacteria and viruses at bay.
During a regular cleaning of your bathroom, you can use the following mixture to clean your shower:
- One and one-third cup baking soda,
- one-half cup liquid soap,
- one-half cup water,
- two tablespoons of vinegar
Rub the mixture onto the floor and tiles, then use a little elbow grease to clean. Rinse well with plenty of warm water.
Have you ever had a clog in the shower or the bathroom sink? If you have, you can use baking soda, white vinegar, and hot water to unclog it.
However, before trying to unclog it, you should use a drain snake to try to remove any hair that has built up and clogged the drain.
After you remove the hair, pour one-half cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow the baking soda with about one cup of vinegar. Once you pour the vinegar down the drain, the mixture will fizz like a child’s volcano experiment.
After a couple of minutes, pour down a mixture of hot water and salt (don’t let the water fully boil, but keep it hot). The clog should dissipate, but you may have to repeat this process a couple of times.
These are a few of the simple homemade bathroom cleaner recipes you can use to keep your bathroom clean and healthy for your family.
Let us know in the comments below what homemade bathroom cleaner recipes you’ve used and what works the best.
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