Bathrooms are one of the key areas in our homes that need to be kept clean. Not only can this be a chore, but do you ever wonder if your cleaning products are too harsh for us and the environment?
Here are some solutions that are sure to be easy on the environment and your budget!
We can make these eco friendly bathroom cleaner recipes from ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen, so it doesn’t cost much to make them or use them.
You will find them effective at making bathrooms clean and fresh smelling. These recipes are free of cleaning product ingredients you would rather not use, like bleach, ammonia, phosphates or chlorine.
If you would like your bathroom to be clean, without propriety cleaners, then it just takes a few easy to make homemade, eco-friendly cleaners to make that happen.
Hydrogen Peroxide Anti Bacterial Spray
Hydrogen peroxide, a known germicidal agent, is one of the safest sanitizers you will ever find. It is composed of oxygen and water, and 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.
So, if you worry about bacteria or viruses in your shower, spray down the shower with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide after use.
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 counter tops to disinfect them.
All-Purpose Cleaner for Bathrooms
This is a useful homemade easy to make all purpose bathroom spray, that smells so good.
The type of essential oil you choose is up to you, but I prefer fresh smells like lemon, eucalyptus or pine for the bathroom. That’s just my preference if you like floral smells, then choose lavender, rose or jasmine.
Use this on all the surfaces of your bathroom, like mirrors, shower screens, tiles and toilet and sinks.
1/4 Cup White Vinegar
1/2 Cup Water
3 Tbsp Rubbing Alcohol
20 drops of essential oil of your choice.
Put all the ingredients into a glass spray bottle with a quick shake and you are ready to go.
Take the time to label this bottle with the name of the cleaner and a list of ingredients. This means you have the recipe to hand next time you need to make up a batch.
Vinegar Based Bathroom Cleaner
This uses two common kitchen items: vinegar and baking soda. By mixing one-fourth cup baking soda in one-half gallon water, then adding one-half cup vinegar, you’ve made a great all-purpose cleaner.
Bathroom Sink Drain Unclogger
Have you ever had a clog in the shower or the bathroom sink? You usually notice the water draining away slower than it should. Before moving onto strong chemical propriety sink unclogging liquid, try this first.
I have two methods
1. To start the process, put half cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow this with one cup of vinegar. Step back because the mixture will fizz like a child’s volcano experiment. After a couple of minutes, add a mixture of boiling water and salt. The clog should go away, but you may need to repeat.
2. Take 1 cup washing soda, 3/4 cup boiling water add the water to the soda crystals stir until dissolved. Pour this liquid into the drain and leave overnight. Put the plug in so water won’t drip in and dilute the mixture.
Next morning, pour a kettle full of boiling water into the drain. Hopefully, that has cleared the blockage.
Toilet Bowl Cleaning
To clean your toilet bowl, sprinkle baking soda into the toilet and let it sit for a few minutes. Then scrub the toilet with a toilet brush as usual.
You can also pour a little distilled white vinegar into the toilet and letting it sit for a few minutes before attacking the toilet with a toilet brush. This should keep limescale at bay.
Bathroom Tile Cleaner
Have the tub and tiles in your bathroom or shower got you down?
Clean them with a mixture of 1 1/3cup baking soda, 1/2 cup liquid soap, 1/2 cup water, and two tablespoons of white vinegar. Just rub the mixture on, use a little elbow grease to clean, and rinse well with plenty of warm water.
These are but a few of the basic, homemade, eco-friendly cleaners you can make to keep your bathroom clean and healthy for your family. Just remember that if you make one of these cleansers, please be sure to clearly label the container that holds the cleaner.
With the help of these tips and recipes, you can clean your bathroom without all the harsh chemicals.
You’ll be able to keep a cleaner and healthier home for yourself and loved ones while still getting rid of germs in hard-to-reach places!
Thank you so much for reading and good luck with your eco-friendly bathroom cleaner recipes!