#2 A DIY Bathroom: How to be Green & Healthy

DIY all things Bathroom cleaning.

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As always I use the same items for my bathroom cleaning as I do in my other DIY green cleaning around the house.

Remember measurements do not need to be exact, that’s part of the beauty of DIY cleaners there is no exact science just mix it the way it works best for you.

Some of the things you need for DIY bathroom are:

Make sure to check out my series of articles: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room, I will be adding articles on how to clean each room in your house, DIY, natural & frugal. Blog series of articles on: How to be Green & Healthy: Room by room.

All things DIY for the whole house, Green cleaning, subjects being added: laundry, bathroom, kitchen, living room, dining room, bedrooms, kids bedrooms, nursery, office, floors, walls, ceilings, vehicles, & Pest control.

cleaners 005A DIY Bathroom: How to Green & Healthy, but is DIY as effective & as sanitary as commercial bathroom cleaning  products?
In my home they have been put to the test time & time again & the DIY products never fail us & DIY cleaners do not irritate my damaged lung, my Sons asthma, or any allergies. Part of the truth of how well they work is how rarely we get sick, the same is true of others I have talked to who have switched to DIY cleaning.

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Some info on the cleaning power of just 3 of the DIY ingredients:

Vinegar for cleaning:
Straight 5 percent solution of vinegar kills 99 percent of bacteria, 82 percent of mold, and 80 percent of germs (viruses).

Baking soda for cleaning:
Baking soda made from soda ash or sodium carbonate, this mineral has the ability to balance  the naturally made pH acidic and pH alkaline that resides in all living things.  Including: bacteria, mold, mildew and a host of many other natural odor-causing organisms  can be neutralized with the use of baking soda.

Borax for cleaning:
Borax is used as a natural laundry booster, multipurpose cleaner, fungicide, preservative, insecticide, herbicide, disinfectant, dessicant. (Banish Black Mold, Naturally). Borax is odorless. Borax cleans & bleaches by converting some water molecules to hydrogen peroxide. This reaction is better in hotter water. The pH of borax is about 9.5, so it produces a basic solution in water, thereby increasing the effectiveness of bleach and other cleaners.

The Power of Vinegar, Baking soda & Borax is cleaning & sanitizing are amazing, green & safe. Other ingredients that also effectively kill germs, viruses & bacteria are colloidal silver, essential oils, salt, lemon juice & rubbing alcohol. So when using safe DIY products you are not at all loosing effectiveness & possibly are getting a cleaner home free of chemicals. So going DIY can be healthier: Commercial & Natural vs DIY cleaners & your immune system

A mighty combo of Eucalyptus & lemon essential oil (or lemon juice): These essential oils either mixed in vinegar, water, baking soda, borax etc make great grime removers separate & together for tub, shower, toilet, sink, counters, faucets, shower curtains/doors etc. & as a plus they are naturally a disinfectant, deodorizing & safe to use. So these 2 essential oils can be added separate or together to almost any DIY recipe for an amazing grime fighter for things like soap scum in the shower & tub & just an amazing all around multi cleaner. Eucalyptus & lemon for me are the best for soap scum & grime & I add them to all my tub, shower, sink cleaners & to my soft scrub (& pretty much all my DIY cleaners).

Now onto how to make the DIY cleaners & use them in your bathroom

To keep any mixtures you make ahead fresh longer & to add sanitizing power add colloidal silver.

A few basic cleaners that can be used around the bathroom (& house)

Soft scrub for sinks, counter, toilet, tub, faucets, shower etc
1 cup of baking soda
1 tbsp peroxide
1 tbsp water
10 to 15 drops of lemon essential oil
Store in an old soft scrub bottle or jar with sealing lid, use just like soft scrub, the eucalyptus really cleans scum & grim, the scrubbing power of baking soda cleans better than harsh abrasives, lemon cleans calcium deposits, peroxide is a whitener/brightener. Great for tubs, sinks, faucets, toilets, tile, shower doors anywhere there are water spots & lime deposits.
Options: to make a thicker paste gradually add salt & corn starch
Tub, shower, toilet & faucet scrub:
1 box of baking soda
A spray cleaner from above
sprinkle on, spray & clean
Options to add: Lemon essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, salt
Use anywhere you need to scrub, you can let it sit before washing off if desired.
DIY Natural Antibacterial Cleaning Wipes: for sink, shower toilet etc
(to replace Toxic Clorox & Lysol cleaning wipes)
In a bowl combine 2 cups of warm/hot water with 2 tbsp of Borax, stir till dissolved.
Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar,
1/2 cup of lemon juice,
10 drops of tea tree oil
5 drops of 1 essential oil of choice (lavender, orange, lemon, peppermint, eucalyptus)
Use a plastic or glass seal tight container or leftover baby wipe container etc.
You can use cut up T Shirts, or use wash-clothes or a roll of paper towels cut in half etc, put in container & pour mixture over it.
Options to add, 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol, 1/4 cup colloidal silver &/or replace vinegar with peroxide. These are a multi purpose cleaning wipe safe for use around little ones, use on high chairs at restaurants or grocery carts etc. Can be used in Kitchen, bathroom, nursery, on toys, counters, floors, walls on & on
Frugal ideas: The best DIY Shower/Tub cleaner:
12 oz. Vinegar (heated)
10 oz. natural liquid soap
Heat the vinegar for 2 minutes and add to a spray bottle. Add the soap and shake gently to combine. Use to clean your sinks, tubs and showers.
Multi purpose spray cleaner #1:
Spray bottle
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice (Or both)
1/2 cup of peroxide
Fill the rest with water
Options to add: essential oils of choice (if dealing with soap scum add Eucalyptus essential oil)
Great for cleaning all around the bathroom, even mirrors, keep handy for fast cleaning of any area in your home.
Frugal Multi purpose spray cleaner #2:
Spray bottle
Strait rubbing alcohol
Options to add: White vinegar, water, essential oils, Lemon juice
This one is great in smaller spray bottles for fast drying cleaning like toilet seats, door handles & misting the toilet brush.
Multi purpose spray cleaner #3:
Spray bottle
Straight white vinegar
Options to add: Use Citrus vinegar, essential oils
Also great all around the bathroom, works great on Windows Mirrors & Chrome, sliding tub doors also, great all around the house
Mold on Tile, shower or anywhere:
The best products for mold are peroxide, baking soda, Borax, lemon juice, lemon essential oil, Eucalyptus essential oil, Tea tree oil & Colloidal silver
Use one or more of the powders, mix in a liquid &/or an essential oil & use a scrub brush or strong toothbrush & allow to sit several hors if possible & then rinse off & repeat as needed.
Bathroom deodorizing, germ fighting spray:
Spray bottle
Distilled water
For every cup of water used add 2 to 4 drops of each
Eucalyptus essential oil
Tea tree oil
Options to add: 1 drop per cup of water of Lemon essential oil
Great to mist in the air, for surface cleaning, toilet cleaning & tub, also great around the house. Can also be misted on toilet brush to deodorize & sanitize.
Chrome & faucet shine:
Just baking soda & water, scrub, rinse of with warm water & buff with dry paper towel, yup that easy
Options to add: coconut oil very sparingly
Toilet bowl cleaner #1:
2 tbsp Baking soda
2 tbsp Borax
1 to 2 cups White vinegar
add the baking soda & borax to the toilet bowl water, stir around with toilet brush, then add the vinegar & let it fiz, scrub with brush then flush, if very dirty let it sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom or overnight before scrubbing & flushing
Options to add: essential oils, Lemon juice, salt
Toilet bowl cleaner #2:
2 tbsp baking soda
2 tbsp borax or washing soda (make your own washing soda)
1 tbsp of natural liquid soap
1 to 2 cups white vinegar
Add the baking soda & borax to the toilet bowl water, stir around with toilet brush, add the liquid soap & swish it around, then add the vinegar & let it fiz, scrub with brush then flush, if very dirty let it sit while you clean the rest of the bathroom or overnight before scrubbing & flushing.
Options: Add warmed water to the toilet bowl first, heat the vinegar before adding.
Moping the floors:
Just add a couple of cups of white vinegar to hot water in a mop bucket
Options: add lemon juice, essential oils, liquid soap

More info for cleaning:

*Yecch! Intestinal Bacteria on Your Toothbrush (Sounds Like a Job for
Colloidal Silver)
*20 Top Ways to Use Colloidal Silver Around the House
*Colloidal Silver Usage: “How To” Bits and
*More info on DIY cleaning, here, here here & here
It is Spring Cleaning time, how about at your house?
Comment below & let me know what DIY cleaners you use in your bathroom, or about trying one of my DIY cleaners.


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