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When raising children, you know that bathrooms can get especially messy. While it’s true that bathrooms — which bear the brunt of a household’s messes — are notoriously dirty, it’s also true that you can create a sparkling shine without bleach or other potentially hazardous substances. How can you clean your bathroom naturally? What are the best ways to scrub without harmful products? It all starts with knowing what cleaners to use.
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Why Go DIY With Household Cleaners?
Supermarket shelves are filled with eco-friendly cleaning products, but making your own is smart for a few reasons: Do-it-yourself cleaners are often cheaper, and can be made of materials you might already have in your home.
More than that, however, when you make your own cleaner, you know everything that’s in it — from the baking soda to the vinegar to the essential oils. You can feel good about only using ingredients that you recognize and understand.
Ultimately, when using DIY bathroom cleaners, your home can be a safer place for you and your family. Making household cleaners yourself doesn’t have to be difficult. If you start with good formulas, it’s just a matter of combining ingredients and using them.
Types of Homemade Bathroom Cleaners
Today’s world is filled with DIY bathroom cleaners, from simple to more complex. Whether you’re new to the idea or have been tweaking formulas for years, here are a few of the basic combinations people like:
- Citrus and salt: Combine a grapefruit with ¼ cup coarse salt, and you’ve got a natural scrub for scouring the tub or the bathroom sink.
- Baking soda and vinegar: Mix one part lemon juice with three parts baking soda. Add salt, dishwashing liquid and vinegar to create an everyday bathroom cleaner that works wonders.
- Baking soda and essential oils: When you want an air freshener you can feel good about using in the bathroom, add essential oils to ½ cup baking soda and poke holes in the jar’s lid.
- Castile soap and fractionated coconut oil: Blend equal parts castile soap and fractionated coconut oil. Then, add essential oils and enough water to fill your container. This creates a fresh-smelling, foaming hand wash perfect for setting by the bathroom sink.
When it comes to the bathroom, there are a variety of ways to clean without using toxins. If you’re interested in learning more about the above recipes, check out the below slideshow. In it, you’ll find some of the best formulas for cleaning your bathroom tub, toilet, floors and vanity.
How to Clean Your Bathroom Naturally by Modern Bathroom.
Author bio: Erica Garland is Content Marketing Manager at Modern Bathroom and has 15 years of experience in the bathroom renovation industry. Modern Bathroom sells a variety of products you would need for any bathroom renovation project. With such a large selection of vanities, faucets, sinks, toilets and showers, Modern Bathroom is sure to have the perfect piece to give your bathroom an updated look.
How do you clean your bathroom? I mainly use regular soap and water to get rid of everyday messes. And I make sure to wipe down all the surfaces with facecloths or towels right before I’m about to wash a towel load of laundry. You can check out some other housekeeping tips in this post: 5 Ways I’m Working on Being a Better Homemaker.
Share your cleaning tips in the comments – I can’t wait to try out something new!