3 Homemade Bathroom Cleaners for a Greener Clean

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Homemade Bathroom Cleaners

Are you tired of strong chemical odors when you clean the bathroom? Afraid of toxic products endangering the health of your family and pets? Homemade soaps, detergents, and sprays have been popular for years because they provide a way to save money and ensure you know exactly what’s in your cleaning products. Here are the recipes you need to clean the bathroom from top to bottom without purchasing any commercial cleaners.

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Use this heavy-duty homemade toilet bowl cleaner to prevent your commode from developing a nasty water ring. It can even remove rings that have already formed. You only need four ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup borax
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops lemon essential oil

Combine all ingredients in a small container. To wet the bowl, either flush the toilet or swirl the water around with the toilet brush. Pour your homemade cleaner into the toilet and allow it to sit for several hours. Overnight works, too. Make sure you don’t flush the toilet during this time.

After a few hours have passed, scrub with the brush to remove any stains from the bowl. Finally, flush to rinse away the cleaner and leave a sparkling toilet behind.

Homemade Glass Cleaner

Get rid of water spots on bathroom mirrors and chrome fixtures with this homemade glass cleaner. It’s so easy to make, and one batch lasts for months! For a streak-free shine, you’ll need:

  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dish soap (optional)
  • A drop of essential oil (optional)

Mix all the ingredients in a squirt bottle. Adding dish soap is helpful if you have stuck-on gunk and grime. Use only a small amount to prevent streaking. Also, including a drop of essential oil is an optional way to add a fresh scent. Orange, lemon, and lavender are especially nice.

Shake the squirt bottle and spray the mirror or metal fixtures with your homemade glass cleaner. Wipe the glass with a paper towel. For a streak-free shine, use a microfiber cloth.

Homemade Shower Cleaner

It’s tough to keep your shower clean. This homemade recipe costs pennies compared to $6 or more for store-bought products. It can also be used to clean the sink, countertop, and tile. Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/2 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 1/2 cup liquid soap (if you use powdered or flaked soap, add more water)
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • A squirt of lemon juice (optional)

Pour all ingredients into a spray bottle and shake well before each use. Spray the shower, tub, sink, countertop, or tile you want to clean. Scrub with a rag or sponge. If you add lemon juice, the extra acidity will help eat away at grime with less scrubbing required. Plus, you’re left with a fresh citrus scent!

Bathroom Cleaning Services from Molly Maid

If you don’t have the time, energy, or physical capability to clean your bathroom, rely on Molly Maid. We leave the room spotless from top to bottom so you can enjoy a clean place to start and end your day with no extra effort on your part.

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