Commercial home cleaning products may harm your family or your pets because of the chemicals they are made of. This is especially true with bathroom cleaners that typically contain bleach or other toxic ingredients. If you have allergies you may suffer from skin irritation or even respiratory ailments before or after cleaning with those products. Using all natural ingredients that can be found in your home saves the planet and your family from harm. The best part is that you can usually find everything you need right in your cabinet.
Our advice comes from a Baltimore cleaning service which gave us a few tips on what can be done to keep your bathroom sparkling while using products like vinegar, lemon juice and other natural ingredients.
When you purchase window cleaner in the retail store you are filling your home with chemicals. It is the easiest product to make at home. In fact it is so easy that there are several varieties that you can try. The most popular version uses equal amounts of water and vinegar. Add to clean spray bottle, spray on dirty window or mirror, and wipe with soft cloth, newspaper or paper towels. The other popular variety for homemade window cleaner is one quart of warm water; add to it, one tablespoon of lemon juice. Spray this on your windows or mirrors and wipe clean. They both smell great it just depends upon your preference. If you have scratches in your windows or mirror you can usually buff them out with a small amount of toothpaste. You should expect to be able to make 32 ounces of the vinegar and water mixture of the window cleaner for about $1.50 and a half-gallon of the lemon juice-water mixture for $0.70, depending upon local prices.
Shower & Tub Cleaner
To clean your shower and tub mix equal parts of dish soap and vinegar. Shake well until blended. Use a sponge with a scrubber that is safe on all surfaces. Sometimes it helps when you first create this mixture if you heat up the vinegar in the microwave for 15-20 seconds. This allows the two to become more evenly blended. This is a very inexpensive cleaner that works great. For example using the most popular name brand dish soap you can mix up 32 ounces of it for about $3, depending upon your exact local prices.
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Toilet Bowl Cleaning products are easy to make with just three ingredients – Baking soda, Tea tree oil, and Vinegar. Dust the interior of your toilet bowl with baking soda, next spray with a mixture that was created with two cups of vinegar and one teaspoon of tea tree oil. This mixture not only cleans the bowl but it leaves it disinfected as well. The tea tree oil has a disinfecting property that leaves it clean and fresh.
Make a paste from liquid soap and baking soda. The usual mixture is one cup of baking soda to one teaspoon of soap. To make it smell extra nice add a few drops of your favorite essential oil. For dirtier jobs make the paste extra thick. For standard jobs you can thin the mixture out.
Be creative in what you clean with. Use an old toothbrush to clean that grout. Use a nylon safe sponge with scrubber for general chores in the bathroom. One old bath towel can be cut up into six or seven cleaning rags for the bathroom. They can be washed and re-used.
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