The weekly chore of cleaning your bathroom should not be hazardous to your health. But the fumes and skin-contact risks of commercial cleaning products can make bathroom cleaning more dangerous than you might think. This is especially true in very small bathrooms in a confined space and with low ventilation.
Here are some ways to clean your bathroom in the most natural way possible to reduce the spread of germs and avoid poisoning yourself in the process.
Cleaning the Toilet Naturally
Toilet bowl cleaners are notoriously packed with dangerous chemicals, but you don’t need all those chemicals to achieve a sanitary toilet. Simply sprinkle baking soda inside the toilet and then add a cup of vinegar to it. Then scrub as you normally would with a toilet-scrubbing brush.
This method of toilet cleaning is much safer than using products with hydrochloric acid and chlorine bleach, for both your own health and the environment.
Cleaning the Sink Naturally
Around the sink and on all surfaces in your bathroom, use Seagate Olive Leaf Surface Cleaner. This is a 100% natural approach to washing away germs without any chemicals or harmful ingredients. Simply spray the mixture of olive leaf extract and grapefruit seed extract (both with natural antimicrobial properties) onto surfaces and wipe away with a cleaning cloth or paper towel.
For the faucet and other metal fixtures, a mixture of vinegar and water in a spray bottle will restore natural shine without unnecessary chemical ingredients.
Cleaning the Tub and Shower Naturally
Bathtubs and shower walls get a bit grimy over time with regular use, but you can make your own cleaning product for this part of the bathroom at a fraction of the price of store-bought cleaners. Grab a plastic container and mix in ¾ cup of baking soda, ¼ cup of lemon juice, two tablespoons of salt, ¾ cup vinegar, and three tablespoons of dish soap. Use a wet rag to spread the mixture around the tub and shower and then rinse it off with pure water.
Instead of using bleach on grout to get rid of mold and mildew, a mix of baking soda, borax, and liquid castile soap can do the trick after you’ve prepped the area with vinegar first.
Cleaning the Floors Naturally
Vinegar is also useful to clean your bathroom floors without chemical-ridden mop cleaners. In a bucket of hot water, add a half cup of vinegar and several drops of your favorite citrus essential oil, such as lemon or orange. Clean your floor as you normally would with a mop or cloth, depending the size of your bathroom floor.
Cleaning the Mirror Naturally
Instead of using a commercial glass cleaning product packed with chemicals, make your own simple solution in an empty spray bottle. All it takes is a half-and-half mix of vinegar and water. Spray the mixture on your bathroom mirror and then wipe it away with a microfiber cloth to see a clean reflection staring back at you.
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