You can say ‘Goodbye’ to all chemicals under the sink in your bathroom, because Mother Nature has created everything you need to deeply clean your bathroom. Christmas is knocking on the door of your home as well as your family who won’t probably miss the mess in your bathroom. To make sure that everyone will be impressed by your cleaning skills, you can try my cleaning tricks.
Here are all ingredients you need to make your bathroom fantastic clean:
- baking soda – a non-scratching abrasive that removes grime off porcelain and tile surfaces;
- lemon juice – natural cleaner which eliminates stubborn stains and odours;
- Vinegar – removes hard water, grease or grime build-ups;
- liquid soap – it’s better to use an organic soap;
- tea tree oil – eliminates stains and leaves nice aroma;
- borax – an alternative to baking soda;
- a lot of water.
I usually start cleaning the porcelain and tile surfaces in my bathroom as they tend to accumulate a lot of dirt, scum and mould. Don’t forget to put a pair of rubber gloves on your hands before starting the cleaning process, because the dirt, water and the cleaning products can make your hands’ skin dry.
Porcelain & Tiles
Baking soda and water are all you need to get rid of the dirt stuck on the porcelain and tile surfaces in the bathroom. I love baking soda as it’s the most powerful natural deodoriser which can deal with stubborn odours like mildew. Just sprinkle a small amount of baking soda over the surface and scrub with a moist cloth or sponge. Of course, you can’t ‘sprinkle’ baking soda over the wall, so apply a little amount of the white powder on a sponge and then scrub.
Lemon juice and vinegar are the worst enemy of mildew, stubborn stains and grease. Spray directly onto the problem areas and let it sit for 10-15 minutes, then scrub with a stiff brush. I personally, use lemon juice, because I hate the smell of vinegar, but it’s really efficient cleaner 😉
Replace bleach with a combination of liquid soap, tea tree oil and water. Mix 20-30 drops of tea tree oil, 3 tablespoons of liquid soap and 2 cups of water, and you have a great natural disinfectant.
Although there are a few efficient homemade cleaning products for the toilet, I use borax. Sprinkle ¼ cup of borax into the toilet bowl, then scrub around with the toilet brush. Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes, if it’s possible let it sit overnight. Brush and flush.
Here you can find some nice toilet bowl cleaning recipes How to Clean Your Toilet Bowl.
If you live in an area where the water is really hard, you may need a very powerful cleaning product to remove the hard water stains on the mirrors and windows in your bathroom. Here is one of my little cleaning secrets – combine 2 tablespoons of white vinegar with a gallon of water, spray directly on the mirror, then wipe with newspaper.
Shower Doors and Curtains
As I’ve already mentioned, the smell of vinegar isn’t my favourite aroma, but vinegar is the most efficient natural cleaner which removes soap scum so I use it. All I do is to damp a sponge with vinegar and wipe the dirty surfaces in my bathroom.
Although I don’t have a plastic shower curtain in my bathroom, I recommend that you put your curtain in the washing machine with a regular amount of detergent and add ½ cup of white vinegar. Wash it and let it completely air dry before replacing it.
These are all of the natural cleaning products I use to deeply clean my bathroom. If you have any suggestions on how to clean a bathroom quickly and efficiently using only products from Mother Nature, feel free to share them with us.