Many think that only harsh, environmentally un-friendly products can get a bathroom clean. This is a huge misconception. The truth is that there are plenty of environmentally responsible ways to green clean your bathroom. By adopting eco-friendly cleaning practices, you will be doing your part to save the planet and save some money in the process. It is not necessary to buy expensive cleaning products from a health food store. Although, such products are terrific alternatives to conventional cleaning products, they can also be quite pricey. You can easily make your own cleaning products from everyday household items such as those listed below.
These are common ingredients found in your home.
1. Baking Soda: eliminates odors and can be used as a great scouring powder
2. Essential Oils: such as tea tree oil offers amazing anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties
3. White Vinegar: great natural disinfectant
4. Hydrogen Peroxide: acts as a natural and safe alternative to store bought bleach
5. Club Soda: acts as a stain remover and can be used as a glass cleaner
6. Lemon Juice: is a natural stain remover and grease cutter
Toilet: Deodorize and clean your toilet by pouring Â¾ to one-cup baking soda into the toilet bowl. Let sit for five minutes and then scrub well, then flush. For the rest of the toilet, use one part hydrogen peroxide and one part water in a spray bottle.
Bath Tub: Baking Soda or Borax can be used as scouring powders. To remove mold and mildew from bathtubs combine Â½ cup hydrogen peroxide with one cup of water. Use a spray bottle to spray directly on mold. You can also try using 2 teaspoons of tea tree oil combined with 2 cups of water.
Mirrors: For streak free try club soda and 1 teaspoon lemon juice in a spray bottle. Use terry cloth cotton rag b as it is reusable and is more environmentally responsible than using paper towels.
Show heads: If you have a clogged showerhead due to mineral deposits, pour white vinegar into a large freezer bag and emerge showered in the bag. Secure the freezer bag with a heavy-duty rubber band and let it sit overnight. In the morning, scrub the showerhead with a toothbrush and rinse with water.
Clogged Drains: Pour Â½ cup of baking soda followed by Â½ cup of white vinegar down the drain. Wait half an hour and then pour hot water down the drain.
Bathroom Sinks: If scouring is required, then use baking soda and water. Afterward, spray with equal parts of hydrogen peroxide and water and wipe down surfaces. If you have wood surfaces in your bathroom take caution when using any of the above products.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that indoor air is at least ten to one hundred times more polluted than outside air. These green cleaning alternatives offers a safe, yet effective way to clean your bathroom without the worry of releasing carcinogens into the air of your home. Keep your family and the environment safe by instituting green cleaning practices.