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Here are six green cleaning tips to help you clean your bathroom in the most eco-friendly way.
6 Green cleaning bathroom tips to make your life easier
Cleaning the bathroom is one of the primary housework chores in any home.
No-one wants to try and get themselves clean in a dirty bathroom.
I also prefer to use natural products wherever possible in the bathroom.
I really don’t like the idea of the chemical soup that can build up in basins and baths, places we fill with water to wash our skin.
It’s also not great for the environment to use a toxic mix of heavy duty chemical products, no matter how clean their manufacturers claim they can make our bathroom.
My go-to eco-friendly products of choice are by Method, they are truly gorgeous! But they aren’t the cheapest, so I also look to use natural ingredients from my larder to get our bathrooms clean.
Here’s a list of some of my favourite bathroom cleaning hacks using natural products.
The added benefit is that they are also super easy and time saving, so what’s not to love about cleaning hacks that are good for your family’s health, the environment and save you time?!
6 Natural Bathroom Cleaning Hacks To Make Your Life Easier
1. Clean your shower head overnight with vinegar
Shower heads can be a bit of a pain to clean.
But fear not, there is a really easy and natural way to get them clean.
A way that will avoid you ending up with cleaner dripping onto you or water dribbling over you as you clean.
It is so simple.
You just fill a sandwich bag with white wine vinegar and place your shower head in it.
Tie the bag on, making sure the whole of the area of the shower head you want clean is in the solution.
Leave the bag on overnight and your shower head will be clean by morning.
Remove the bag bag, wipe down the shower head for residue and you’re ready to use it for your morning shower!
2. Clean splatters on the mirror with tea
I’m English, so it’s the law that I love tea.
But did you know that there is more to tea than simply drinking it?!
It is GREAT for cleaning mirrors.
It’s something to do with the tannic acid in black tea, which acts as a cleaning agent, dissolving grime and grease without leaving yucky smears on mirrored surfaces.
I usually use it with one of my trusty microfibre cloths, because they are also anti-smear!
I dip the cloth in some cooled down black tea, then simply wipe the bathroom mirrors.
3. A powerful natural toilet cleaner
The toilet is the ultimate stay-clean challenge in most homes and it is SO tempting to go chemical mad in a bid to keep it 100% sanitised.
But there are some great ways to keep your toilet clean naturally. I’ve mentioned in 10 Genius Time Saving Cleaning Hacks my favourite method for keeping the toilet cleaner for longer using a clever little trick with vinegar.
But when the toilet needs a bit of a blitz I go for a baking soda, vinegar combo!
Mix a couple of tablespoons of baking soda with a cup of white wine vinegar and pour it into the toilet bowl.
Let the mixture fix up and then sit in the bowl for a few minutes – 15 minutes is about right. Then give the bowl a scrub with the toilet brush and flush.
You’ll be left with a good as new toilet bowl.
4. Scrub your bathtub
I like nothing more than a nice body scrub to use in the bath, but this isn’t about beauty moments… it’s about scrubbing the bath!
Grapefruits sprinkled with salt – a nice, course salt such as Kosher salt – are great for scrubbing baths to get rid of grime and surface grot.
Cut the grapefruit in half. Sprinkle it liberally with salt and get scrubbing.
This works with lemon as well, but the benefit of using grapefruit is that it gives a larger surface area, so it takes less time to scrub the bath.
5. Shine your taps / faucets with olive oil
You can refer back to the tip at the top on cleaning shower heads if you have limescale build up to get off your taps.
But if and when they’re limescale free there is a great, super eco-friendly way to give them a shine.
Simply put a few drops – and you really do only need a very small amount – onto a piece of kitchen roll or a microfibre cloth – and then polish the taps.
It is quite amazing just HOW shiny get get.
Added bonus time – rub any residual olive oil on your hands into your skin rather than washing it off, to give your hands a moisturising treat. How many other cleaning products would you ever do that with eh?!
6. Baking soda plug hole cleaner
Like the toilet, bathroom (and kitchen) plug Holes are one of those areas where you don’t want to scrimp on keeping them hygienically clean.
There’s also the times that they get all clogged up and need a super duper clean.
In short, they can be a pain in the proverbial… but there is a way to give them a blast without turning to nasty, harsh chemicals.
You simply whip up a mixture of baking soda and vinegar – I go for around 200g of baking soda and a bottle of white wine vinegar, which is usually around 500ml. Then add a cup of boiling water to the mixture.
Next, boil a full kettle and pour the boiling water carefully down the plughole.
Follow by pouring the baking soda and vinegar mixture down the plughole.
Leave it for 30 minutes to work its magic, then flush through with water from the tap or shower.
So there you have it, some really useful bathroom cleaning hacks, using natural products, that will make your life SO MUCH
More bathroom cleaning hacks
Want more bathroom cleaning hacks? Try our Time Saving Hacks for Bathroom Cleaning
Plus, for the annual biggie… the Spring Clean, we have this whopper of a post Spring Clean the Bathroom, which is full of ideas for doing a really effective spring clean of your bathroom, without it blowing your mind! Use it as a checklist to make sure your bathroom is sparkling!
And want even more hacks and tips for making housework easier? Visit our Household 101 section for oodles of useful stuff.
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Hello, I’m Luci, founder of Mums Make Lists (Est. 2011). Over the last decade or so, I have combined my experience as a mum, journalist and shopping editor to create useful guides and lists of ideas and inspiration to make it easier for busy parents to plan and host kids’ parties and find great gifts. Plus I create beautiful party printables, from invites to party games. Read more.