Nothing against big box store brand cleaners or products but a lot of times it is far easier than folks realize to make their own cleaning agents from home often with ingredients you already have under your sink or in your bathroom! You have the power to keep your bathroom fresh and sparkling all while saving yourself a little ‘green’ along the way. So, I want to share a few things to help you get started. To read the full article and see the complete list click here. If you do not have all these items listed, not to worry, you can easily find these at your local grocery store usually for pretty cheap too.
What You will Need:
- Baking soda – cleans, deodorizes, scours
- Borax – cleans, deodorizes, disinfects
- Castile soap or vegetable oil-based liquid soap
- Distilled white vinegar – cuts grease and soap scum, dissolves mineral deposits, inhibits mold
- Essential oils – freshen, disinfects
- Kosher salt – scours, disinfects
- Measuring Cups and spoons
- Spray Bottles
- Tub and Tile Cleaner:
In a jar or spray bottle, combine 1 2/3 cup baking soda with 1/2 cup vegetable oil-based liquid soap. Add 1/2 cup water and 2 tablespoons vinegar. Shake before using. Apply with a cloth or sponge and rinse well.
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner:
Mix 1/4 cup borax or baking soda and 1 cup vinegar in the toilet. Let it sit for 15 minutes (or longer, if necessary), scrub, and flush.
- Glass Cleaner:
Combine 1/4 cup vinegar and 4 cups warm water in a spray bottle. Use to clean glass or mirrors with a dry cloth or piece of newspaper.
- Drain Cleaner:
Pour 1/2 cup baking soda into drain followed by 1 cup vinegar. Let it sit and fizz for 15 minutes, then rinse with hot or boiling water. May need to repeat or leave baking soda and vinegar in overnight.
- Soap Scum Remover:
Sprinkle on baking soda, scrub with a cloth or sponge, and rinse. Vinegar or kosher salt also work.
- Calcium & Lime Remover:
For calcium or lime deposits on a chrome faucet, soak a towel in vinegar and wrap it around the faucet. Let it sit for a couple of hours or overnight.
- Mold & Mildew Remover:
Mix 1/2 cup borax and 1/2 cup vinegar to make a paste. Scrub with a brush or sponge and rinse with water. For tough mold, let it sit for an hour before rinsing with water.
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