Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom
9 recipes of natural cleaning products for the bathroom without the use of toxic chemicals. These will help you to get your bathroom really clean and fresh.
One of the most toxic areas in your home is your bathroom. Bathroom cleaners, toothpaste, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes and hair spray fill the bathroom with chemical toxins that damage your health and upset your endocrine balance. Clean up your indoor environment by greening your clean with these nontoxic alternatives to dangerous household cleaners.
This is the second part of a series on making your own environmentally friendly, non-toxic, natural cleaning products so that you can rid your home of the toxic cleaning supplies that harm your family and the environment. Part 1 is here.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #1 Ceramic Tile and Grout cleaner:
1 cup baking soda
1 cup nonsudsing ammonia
1/2 cup vinegar
14 cups warm water
1. Pour the baking soda, ammonia, and vinegar into the jug. Add half the warm water. Swish the jug to mix the ingredients. Allow the reaction to stop. Fill the jug with the remaining water. Cap and label the jug.
Spray the solution directly on the tiles and grout. Wipe with a damp sponge or plastic scrubbing pad. (Do not mix with bleach.)
For tough stains, mix baking soda with a few tablespoons of this solution and scrub into grout with a toothbrush. Allow to sit for 15 minutes. Wipe clean.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #2 Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
1/4 cup citric acid
Softsoap (1 c. natural soap grated and mixed with 8 c. boiling water)
Sprinkle Citric acid into the toilet bowl. Spray bowl and rim with soft soap. Allow to sit for 1 hour. Scrub bowl and rim with brush and rinse by flushing.
Or try this natural toilet bowl cleaner.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #3 Scouring cleanser for fibreglass countertops
1/2 cup grated natural soap
2 tsp. borax
1 1/2 cups hot water
5 tsp. calcium carbonate (lime)
Store in a squeeze top plastic container. Label and keep out of reach of children.
To use squeeze some of the mixtures onto a sponge and wipe down the counter. Rinse and dry.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #4 Glass and Mirror Cleaner
1 c. alcohol
1 c. ammonia
1/2 c. vinegar
12 cups warm water
Clean 1 gallon jug.
Store in a jug. Label and keep out of reach of children.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #5 All purpose disinfectant and cleaner
1 cup. isopropyl alcohol or vodka
1 cup ammonia
1 cup white vinegar
1 tbsp. soap flakes
1/2 tsp. Pine, lavender, or lemon essential oil
Hot water to fill 1 gallon jug
Store mixture in one gallon jug. Label and keep out of reach of children.
To use, transfer mixture to spray bottle. Spritz solution on area to be cleaned. Wipe with a damp cloth.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #6 Air freshener
Air fresheners are some of the most toxic chemicals in your house. They are created to off-gas and one solid air freshener will off gas 4 oz. of toxic chemicals into your house in a month.
Try this essential oils reed diffuser instead of commercial pop-top air fresheners.
Some non-toxic alternatives:
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #7 Naturally Scented soap
Joybilee Farm Wild Rose soap is a wonderful air freshener. Just put a bar in your bathroom soap dish and use it to wash your hands. The rose scent continues to keep your bathroom smelling fresh, even when not in use. Or make your own homemade soap and use your favorite essential oils
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #8 Air freshener Spray
Fill a bottle with filtered water and 1/2 tsp. of the essential oil of your choice. Spritz the air as necessary to keep the bathroom smelling fresh.
Natural Cleaning Products for the Bathroom Recipe #9 Deodorant Bags
1 cup. ground charcoal
1 cup. baking soda
1 tbsp. dried orange or lemon peel
1 tbsp. lavender blossoms
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Old nylon stocking cut into 4 inch square
1 yard of muslin fabric cut into 4 inch square
String or ribbon for tying
Mix charcoal, baking soda and spices and herbs. Place 2 tbsp. into the centre of the nylon square. Bring corners together and secure the four corners with a rubber band. Place in the centre of the muslin fabric and bring the four corners together. Tie with yarn or string.
Hang in the bathroom where the air circulates. Replace monthly or as needed. Charcoal and baking soda absorb bad odours.
When cleaning your bathroom, brushes work better than sponges and rinse and sterilize more easily. I keep a brush on the side of the tub and beside every toilet in the house for quick maintenance.
Other posts for DIY cleaning products:
Bring Natural Cleaning into Your Home
Other resources for natural cleaning products:
Green Clean: The Environmentally Sound Guide to Cleaning Your Home
The Naturally Clean Home: 150 Super-Easy Herbal Formulas for Green Cleaning
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great post will definitely be trying this out on my kitchen! You can also buy environmentally friendly products from companies if you do not want to make them yourself!