How to Clean a Bathroom Using Natural Products

A simple method to clean most bathroom dirt, grime and stains with natural cleaners that are easy to find and inexpensive.

Steps

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    Mix 1 part vinegar and 5 parts water in a spray bottle or bucket.
  2. Image titled Spray onto surface Step 2
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    Spray or wipe onto porcelain, tile and chrome surfaces.
  3. Image titled Stand Step 3
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    Let stand. Give time for vinegar to dissolve build up.
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    Scrub with cloth or sponge then rinse with water.
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    Sprinkle baking soda onto cloth or sponge and on stains.
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    Scrub then rinse. Repeat on problem areas.
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    Mix 1 part hydrogen peroxide and 10 parts water in spray bottle or bucket.
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    Spray or wipe onto all surfaces.
  9. Image titled Stand for 10 min. Step 9
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    Let stand at least 5 to 10 minutes.
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    Scrub and rinse.

Tips

  • Concentrated vinegar cleaner (which is stronger then food grade white vinegar) may be available.
  • For problem hard water and calcium stains such as on toilets, use vinegar at full strength and let stand for a longer period of time.
  • White Vinegar (Acetic Acid); To dissolve hard water, grease or grime build-up.
  • Hydrogen peroxide is available at most pharmacies. Also sold as peroxide bleach.
  • Baking Soda; A non-scratching abrasive that lifts grime off porcelain and other surfaces.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide; Environmental alternative to chlorine bleach. Disinfectant kills bacteria, mold and mildew. Breaks down quickly in the environment.
  • As an alternative to baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) you may use borax.

Warnings

  • Use ventilation.
  • Vinegar and peroxide are irritants to skin, eyes, nose and throat. Avoid direct contact with skin eyes and clothing.

Article Info

Categories: Home Cleaning Preparations | Bathroom Cleaning