Cleaning your bathroom probably isn’t the thing you look forward to most in the week. Unfortunately however, its something that just has to be done whether we like it or not. Fear not, cleaning doesn’t have to be a chore and if you find yourself fumigating your bathrooms from those chemical product smells when you’re done, you’ll be pleased to know there are ways you can clean your bathroom using totally natural ingredients
Using natural ingredients is also great for the environment as it doesn’t encourage the production of chemicals and packaging for said chemicals. So, if you’re a bit of a carbon footprint fan this is a great way of improving the eco-friendly aspect of your home. With that in mind, here is a list of things you may already have in your home that you can use to get your tiles looking squeaky clean.
- Lemons or Oranges
- Bicarbonate of soda
- Distilled vinegar
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Natural liquid soap
- Table salt
- Tea tree or Lavender for scent
How To Use
There a number of different ways of using these products together to get your bathroom and most importantly, your tiles, spic and span.
- Mix 500ml water, 250ml Hydrogen Peroxide and 100ml lemon juice. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and you’ve got your own ready to use surface cleaner.
- Half Water and half distilled vinegar used with some old sheets of newspaper is also a great cleaner for shiner or mirrored tiles. Make sure to use old newspapers as you don’t want the smell of the vinegar to permeate your cleaning cloths. You can always use some lavender or tea tree oil to help with the smell.
- Mix bicarbonate of soda and lemon juice to make a sort of paste. Apply to an old, soft toothbrush, or one you’ve bought for cleaning, and use this to rid your tiles of that grimy grout.
- To wash floor tiles, add a few squirts of liquid soap in to a bucket of hot water. Then, add 200ml of Hydrogen Peroxide. This will leave your bathroom floor tiles clean from bacteria and dirt which will retain their great look.
And there you have it, a few simply tips and tricks to make cleaning your home a little more environmentally friendly. You’ll also probably find yourself saving the odd loose change here and there as these cleaning methods are far less costly long term than buying expensive chemical based products. This is also great if you have small children and are worried about the affects of using these types of products in your home. With the world set on improving its attitude to the environment, why not start small with these simple changes in your cleaning habits to encourage a more eco-friendly, positive mind-set. Happy cleaning!