August 3, 2015
Bathrooms. Sigh. They seem to always be dirty! Especially if you have children. But you don’t have to buy all of the harsh chemicals to clean your bathroom. Here are some suggestions of ways to clean your bathroom using much more environmentally friendly methods.
Methods that are safer for the people in your home. Methods you can also trust your little child to use.
As part of our series on cleaning house with essential oils, we are now going to focus on the bathroom. So take a look at the recipes and enjoy green cleaning your bathroom.
(This list will be the same on each of the cleaning articles)
Lemon, Lime, Orange, Lavender, Tea Tree, Eucalyptus, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Rosemary, Pine, Spruce, Cypress, Thyme, Palmarosa, Citronella, Wintergreen, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Spearmint, Oregano, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Sage, Petitgrain bigarade, Vetiver, Coriander, Juniper Berry
(This list contains all oils used in all the cleaning articles.)
These are aimed at bathrooms but there are many that are interchangeable with the list of recipes in the article about cleaning the kitchen. So check through both.
Combine all ingredients in a 4 ounce, fine mist spray bottle. Liberally spritz room to clean the air. Can also use it to wipe down counters.
Let them stand 20 minutes in a container. Rinse well and allow to air-dry before putting away. It is also good to blow them dry with a hair dryer.
Place all ingredients in a large, glass measuring cup and mix well. Pour into a large container with a lid. (Can be an old yogurt or detergent tub.) Label container. Apply with a natural bristle brush for best results.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle and shake well before every use. Clean mirrors with it using a dry cloth or towel.
Here are some ideas for ways to clean the throne.
Mix all ingredients into a large measuring cup. Be careful when you add the vinegar because the whole thing will fizz up. Pour into a squirt bottle and use for the toilet bowl, rim and seat.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic spray bottle and shake well before every use. Spray on toilet surfaces and wipe clean with a damp cloth or sponge.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic bowl or bottle and pour all at once into the toilet bowl. Allow to sit overnight. In the morning, just flush!
Combine all ingredients. Just add to the bowl, swipe with a brush, and you’re done.
There is a lot to clean in bathroom sinks and bathtubs. Many problems are found lurking, whether it be soap scum, mildew, mold, or really gross hair clogs.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic container, preferably one with a shaker top. Shake well. Sprinkle small amount of the powder into sink and scrub with damp cloth or sponge. Rinse well with water.
Combine all ingredients in a plastic container with a shaker top. Shake well to mix and allow to sit overnight before using. Sprinkle a small amount directly on surfaces or on a damp sponge and scrub. Rinse well with water.
Combine baking soda and essential oil. Sprinkle into sink, pour the vinegar on top. After the fizz settles, scrub clean with a damp cloth or sponge. Rinse clean.
Combine baking soda, salt, and essential oil in a small cup. Add just enough vinegar to make a paste. Apply to surface and scrub with a damp cloth or sponge. Rinse well.
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix. Spray a fine mist of formula on the shower curtain interior, bathtub, shower doors, walls, faucets, etc after each use.
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