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Whether I’m New Year cleaning, spring cleaning, or deep cleaning, the bathroom is always a space that needs refreshing. Over the past year, my husband and I have been moving towards two trends: 1) minimalism and 2) eco-friendly cleaning. This year, my goal is to learn to clean our bathroom without harsh cleaning products that are tough on the skin of children and adults. Additionally, I want to continue using personal products that are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, nor are tested on animals. These ambitions seemed overwhelming at first until I realized that it is fairly simple to make my own cleaning products at home using items that I already have in my pantry or laundry cabinet, and I can also pick them up on my next store run for any that I did not already have.
Do you have these items already in your home?
- Baking soda
- White vinegar
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Microfiber cloths and spronges
- Old toothbrush
- Spray bottle
- Optional: essential oils for natural air fresheners, etc.
For a bathroom air freshener, add baking soda to a small jar with a few drops of your favorite essential oil.
For counter cleaning, make a 50/50 water and vinegar combination in a spray bottle. Wipe counters with a microfiber cloth along with this spray. Be sure to test a small area on your counter before spraying the entire counter.
For showers, tubs and sinks, sprinkle baking soda. Add water to make a paste. Scrub with a sponge and then rinse clean.
For tough shower and tub stains, cut a lemon in half. Rub the lemon over the build-up and let sit for a few minutes. Continue with regular cleaning.
For toilets, sprinkle baking soda around the toilet. Add one cup of white vinegar and scrub.
For mirrors, mix one part vinegar to three parts water in a spray bottle. Spray mirrors and wipe with a microfiber cloth.
I cleaned my bathroom this past weekend, and I like knowing that I cleaned without harsh chemicals yet I still get that fresh cleaned smell!