You probably already know that the chemicals which make up regular bathroom cleaning products aren’t exactly 100% natural. In fact, many of those which are used can be classified as pesticides, and can cause incredible damage to the environment. Since they tend to linger across surfaces, down drains, and in toilets, they can also cause irritation when you breathe them in.
Luckily, it’s totally possible to keep everything fresh and hygienic by using more natural and less harmful products. All you’ll need is some vinegar, baking soda, and all-natural soap.
Cleaning the Toilet
Bleach is so commonplace that it often seems as if no other product will be able to keep your toilet shining. However, a simple mixture of half a cup of your vinegar and a small spoonful of baking soda can do the job just as well. Simply pour it around the bowl the same way you would with bleach, and then wait for around half an hour before giving it a scrub. The lactic acid removes unsightly rings and calcium build-ups.
Cleaning the Other Fixtures
For tiles, baths, and shower enclosures, combine your baking soda and soap to create an effective bathroom cleaning paste. This scrub works wonders, without exposing you to abrasive chemicals. All you need to do is use a cloth or sponge to rub it in until the surface in question looks good as new, and then wash everything away with warm water. You can even do away with grout by forcefully applying the compound with a toothbrush.
Cleaning Your Drains
When you use a chemical drainer to do away with clogged-up hair, you’re literally pouring poison down the drain. These chemicals are extremely toxic, and can often cause irritation or even long-term damage when they come into contact with your skin or eyes. Make sure that doesn’t happen by pouring around half a cup of baking soda down instead, following it with a similar amount of vinegar, then stopping up the drain with a plug or rag. The resultant reaction will get rid of the build-up in around 30 minutes – complete the job by pouring a kettle of boiling water down too.
Who knew that cleaning your bathroom without chemicals could be so easy, cheap, and effective? Now you know what to do, you’ll never have to pick up another bottle of bleach again.