It has often been said that the toilet seat is one of the cleanest spots in the house. If you would like the rest of your bathroom to be as clean, it just takes a few homemade, eco-friendly cleaners to make that happen.
Hydrogen peroxide, a known germicidal agent, is considered one of the safest sanitizers you will ever find. It is composed of oxygen and water, and when it attacks organic materials, it breaks back down into its base components.
Everyone knows how effective hydrogen peroxide is in cleaning out a wound. That same bubbling action kills bacteria and viruses. So, if you are worried about bacteria or viruses in your shower, spray down the shower with a 3% solution of hydrogen peroxide as you exit it.
To keep your bathroom counters germ-free, keep a bottle of hydrogen peroxide where it’s easily accessible. After you’re finished cleaning, spray the counter tops to disinfect them.
Besides a water and hydrogen peroxide mixture, you can also use two common kitchen items – vinegar and baking soda, either combined or separate. By mixing together one-fourth cup baking soda in one-half gallon water, then adding one-half cup vinegar, you’ve made a great all-purpose cleaner. Use this immediately to clean any surface you would clean with a product like 409®.
Have you ever had a hair clog in the shower or the bathroom sink? If you have you can pour one-half cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow the baking soda with about one cup of vinegar. Step back because the mixture will fizz like a child’s volcano experiment. After a couple of minutes, add a mixture of boiling water and salt. The clog should go away, but you may have to repeat.
To clean your toilet bowl, sprinkle baking soda into the toilet and let it sit for a few minutes. Use your scrub your toilet with a toilet brush as usual. You can also pour a little distilled white vinegar into the toilet and letting it set for a few minutes before attacking the toilet with a toilet brush.
Have the tub and tiles in your bathroom or shower got you down? Clean them with a mixture of one and one-third cup baking soda, one-half cup liquid soap, one-half cup water, and two tablespoons of vinegar. Just rub the mixture on, use a little elbow grease to clean, and rinse well with plenty of warm water.
These are but a few of the basic, homemade, eco-friendly cleaners you can make to keep your bathroom clean and healthy for your family. Just remember that if you make one of these cleansers please be sure to clearly mark the container that holds the cleaner.