Alright, so, his week we are getting down and dirty – we are cleaning the bathroom.
I am a clean freak and I will be the first to admit that. I love bleach because I always know that it will kill any germ it comes in contact with and I also love scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner, because it cleans almost too well. Many of the chemicals used in Scrubbing Bubbles can be harmful to our respiratory system and bleach is one of the most toxic cleaning supplies on the market.
I have sense moved away from these two products and have found three new cleaning products that I use in my bathroom instead, and yes they are all homemade! The one thing in my house that I cannot stand to be dirty is my shower/bath. I love taking bathes and so I like to make sure that when I do, I have a tub clean from all dirt and chemicals.
I am happy to say that I have found a DIY tub cleaner that leaves me with a clean feeling tub. You can also use this cleaner in your bathroom sinks and toilets as well! The best part about this cleaner – it only has three ingredients.
DIY Shower/Tub Cleaner
- dish soap
- mix one part vinegar to one part Dawn dish soap
- next add two parts water to the mixture, add to spray bottle, and shake to mix well
I know that this might seem like it is too good to be true, but it really does work. You can also add some essinatil oils to the mixture to make for a pleasent smelling tub – be sure not to use an oil that can cause skin irratation.
The next product that I use in my bathroom is toilet bowl cleaning tabs. While you can use the above product to clean your toilet, I like to make sure it is a bit cleaner than the Spray can offer. That is why I have made a toilet bowl tab that will work to give your toilet bowl a sparkly, clean finish – and it fizzes so you know that it is working.
Toilet Bowl Tab
- 1 cup of Baking Soda
- 1/4 cup of Critic Acid
- 1 tablespoon of Dawn dish soap
- 2 silicone ice trays
- Airtight jar or container for storage
- Add in baking soda, critic acid, and dish soap into a bowl and mix with hands or a wooden spoon
- Next, add the mixture to the ice trays – the mixture will more than likely expand once you mash it into the tray, that is normal- just wipe away the excess and use it to fill in another spot.
- Let the trays set overnight and then add the tabs to an airtight container for safe keeping
Perhaps my favorite thing to make for the bathroom is bleach. I know that by now you have either A – deemed me as crazy, or B – deemed me as a genius, so you know that when I say you can make your own homemade bleach, I am serious. And it is so easy!
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide
- 1 tablespoon of Castille soap
- 1 gallon of VERY HOT water (might also consider extra eye and arm protection when handling the water)
*This recipe can be adjusted depending upon how much bleach you would like to make – I have not tested the shelf-life of this bleach but this amount allows me to clean 2 whole bathrooms – twice 🙂
- Mix all the ingredients together – being careful not to splash
- Pour mixture into glass container to transport
- Carefully dab the mixture onto a towel and clean – can also just pour directly into the tub.
I use this product when I really want to get a deep clean out of my bathroom. The bleach can be used in the tub, on sinks, in the toilet, and even on your whites! It’s a triple threat – without the harsh chemicals.
All three of these products allow for a clean bathroom, while also making sure that you and your pets are free from harsh chemicals.