Oh, a dirty bathroom. It's a grimy, smelly, dirty space that we've been conditioned to clean with chemicals. But, listen up: you don't need bleach to get a germ-free space. Instead of reaching for that classic jug the next time your bathroom needs a refresher, keep it in the cupboard and grab these all-natural solutions in its place. From distilled white vinegar and lavender essential oil, to vodka and baking soda, you can mix together familiar products that will battle everything from mildew to mold. Here are 6 options to use when you want to a clean bathroom without the harsh chemicals.
But First, Convenience
Store-bought cleaning wipes are popular for a good reason: they offer cleanliness and convenience. But, major downside, they're full of chemicals. What's the only real solution? Make your own reusable bathroom cleaning wipes that have all of the convenience and cleanliness of their store-bought counterparts, but help your budget and your health.
Go Back to Basics on Your Floors
Even when you're working with a strong cleaning product, it still takes serious elbow grease to work on your floors, right? When you make this baking soda and vinegar cleaner, you've got the two ingredients you need to clean and remove stains easily — no sweat required. Plus, the essential oil additions make for a fresh, smile-inducing scent.
Keep Your Toilet Clean in a Flash
There are always those moments when you need to quickly spruce up the bathroom before guests arrive. For those moments — and really, for anytime between deep cleans — you can make natural 3-ingredient toilet bowl cleaners. Just throw one of your pre-made toilet bombs into the bowl and scrub with a brush while it fizzes that porcelain clean.
Don't Forget the Small Spots
Even if you're doing a quick sprucing up, it's important not to ignore the details. Clean the shower head with these four products, which you already have at home, and you'll see results in under an hour. It's an easy spot to overlook, but a clean shower head can make a huge difference in appearance and functionality.
Bleach is Not Mold's Only Enemy
Again, step away from the bleach: there's a natural way to safely and effectively clean the mold that may creep up in your bathroom. To kill it (and its mildewy smells), you just need one strong ingredient: vodka. Here's the tutorial to teach you how to kill mold with vodka, and you'll never have to worry about breathing in bleach fumes again.
For Everything Else, Grab a Multipurpose Cleaner
No matter which surface you're cleaning in your home, you usually have a trusty multipurpose cleaner to cut through all the dirt, grime, and tough spots along the way. Make your own natural multipurpose cleaner using only 5 ingredients that are hand-picked for their versatility and power. Now get to work!