DIY all things Bathroom cleaning.
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:
- White vinegar (& ACV)
- Baking soda
- Corn starch
- Essential oils (for bathroom Eucalyptus, Lemon & Tea tree) (A new source for buying quality essential oils for health, beauty and DIY cleaning)
- Lemon juice (or Lime)
- Rubbing alcohol
- Colloidal silver
- And a natural liquid soap like Castile (or Dawn Dish soap if you can not get Castile)
- Toothbrush, sponge, spray bottle, scrubber & wash clothes
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.
A 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)
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.
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