Five Natural Ways To Clean Your Bathroom
Cleaning the bathroom is a household chore that most of us dread. As one of the busiest and most important rooms in the house, it can take a lot of time and effort to clean properly.
With so many different types of surfaces to clean, you need a variety of different products to do a good job. However, have you ever wondered how all those harsh chemicals are affecting your health and the health of your family members, not to mention the environment?
Fortunately, there are eco-friendly bathroom cleaning solutions that could actually save you money, as they may already be in your cupboard at home. You can refer to an in-depth post on bathroom cleaning, How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom. And here are five natural ways to get your bathroom sparklingly clean.
1. How to Clean Your Toilet With Natural Products?
Cleaning the toilet can be a challenge but the bicarbonate of soda in your kitchen cupboard is more than up to the job. When mixed with water, the soda cuts through dirt and grease. But when used neat, it is slightly abrasive, so it can be used to scrub away difficult stains.
To keep your toilet clean, simply put eight teaspoons of soda into the pan and leave it overnight. You can also sprinkle a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda onto a damp cloth to clean the toilet seat and cistern and then wipe it with a wet cloth.
2. How to Clean Your Bathroom Floor With Natural Products?
Whether you have vinyl, laminate or ceramic tile floors, white vinegar makes an excellent cleaner, as it is a natural disinfectant and stain remover. Grab a bucket and mix eight teaspoons of vinegar with three litres of hot water. Then mop the floor as you normally would.
Don't be tempted to use malt vinegar, though, or your bathroom will end up smelling like a chip shop!
3. How to Clean Your Bathroom Tiles With Natural Products?
The acid in lemon juice gives the fruit its sour taste and makes it a cost-effective fresh-smelling cleaner. It’s easy to remove the soap scum from your tiles. Cut a lemon into two halves. You have to simply rub the tiles with a cut lemon and rinse them off with plain water.
Cleaning stained grouting isn’t as simple. It’s a bit more time-consuming. The best way to do this is to make a runny paste with bicarbonate of soda and water first. Then, gently scrub the stained grout with an old toothbrush. Rinse off with plain water after you are finished.
Crystal salt is another natural bathroom cleaning solution. Since salt sticks better to a wet surface, you need to wipe the tiles with a damp cloth first. Then, sprinkle some coarse salt onto the tiles. Scrub the salt sticking on the tiles with a scrubbing brush. Leave it overnight and scrub clean using plain water.
4. How to Clean Your Bathroom Mirror With Natural Products?
These days, many mirror and glass cleaning products have vinegar in them as an active ingredient. So why not just use vinegar in the first place? Get those mirrors and windows sparkling with a simple 50/50 water and vinegar solution dispensed into an old spray bottle. Squirt this home-made solution on the mirror. Then scrub with old newspaper for a streak-free finish.
You can use this simple cleaning method to make your bathroom taps sparkle, too. For a detailed post on cleaning your bathroom mirror, please refer to 7 Easy Ways to Stop a Bathroom Mirror from Steaming Up.
You can also use baking soda to clean your bathroom mirror. This home-made cleaner guarantees a spotless, sparkling mirror. Sprinkle a small amount of baking soda over a damp sponge. Then, rub the sponge over the mirror. Next, wipe the mirror with a clean cloth using plain water. Finally, use a wiping towel to dry the mirror and finish the cleaning.
5. How to Freshen the Air in Your Bathroom With Natural Products?
It isn’t necessary to grab an air freshener spray to cover up smells with synthetic fragrances. Simply lighting a match is a good way to deal with any unpleasant odor emergencies. The sulphurous smell of the ignition effectively masks any bad smells – although you may need to light two matches if the smell is particularly bad!
For a longer-lasting fragrance, simply dab some of your favorite essential oil onto your bathroom light-bulbs. When you switch on the light, the heat from the bulb will diffuse the fragrance and leave a pleasant aroma.
As already mentioned, lemon is another natural bathroom cleaning product. Placing a plate of lemon slices on your bathroom countertop is an effective way to freshen the air. However, you’ll need to change the lemon slices often – maybe once a week.
Before trying any of these cleaning methods, it is always best to test them on a hidden area first to make sure that no damage occurs.