- All Natural Bathroom Cleaner
All Natural Bathroom Cleaner
If you’re on the hunt for a greener grout cleaner than you’re in luck! This super simple recipe will work against mildew, soap scum and any nasty germs that are calling your bathtub home.
More importantly, it does NOT contain harmful chemicals that could put your health at risk.
A 2009 study by the Environmental Working Group found that one commercial bathroom cleaner contained 146 air contaminants. Some of these have been linked to cancer, reproductive issues and hormonal interference. It also contained formaldehyde, toluene, and benzene – all of which are components of gasoline. Not exactly the kind of stuff you want to be showering in…
To make an effective tub and tile cleaner, you really need three main components: an abrasive substance, a substance that can break down mineral deposits and a disinfectant.
For this recipe we’ll be using:
- ½ cup baking soda
- 2 tbs water
- 2 tbs eco-friendly dishwashing soap
- 5-10 drops of essential oil (optional)
- 2 tbs white vinegar
The baking soda is a mild abrasive as well as a natural deodorizer.
The white vinegar is a disinfectant and has also been found to prevent the growth of mold.
Lemon, rosemary and tea tree oil are all known for their antiseptic properties and can add a really pleasant smell.
Whip the cleaner until it has the consistency of frosting and then apply to a sponge and scrub away! Be sure to spot test first to ensure its safe for your particular bathroom surfaces.
Do you have any homemade cleaning recipes you adore? Share them in the comments.