Our top low-tox DIY cleaning tips for the bathroom
Keeping the bathroom clean is important for maintaining good hygiene, but many conventional cleaning products contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your health and the environment. Fortunately, there are many low-toxins DIY cleaning tips and natural products that you can use to keep your bathroom sparkling clean. Here are some of the best:
Once finished showering or taking a bth be sure to wipe down the taps and shower head/faucet with a dry Terry towel cloth. This ensure that there isn't a build uo of soap scum and it also means there won't be mineral deposits. Another added bonus is if you live where it is mouldy this can help reduce mode forming.
A natural way to clean you bathroom is to take an empty spray bottle and fill with half water and half vinegar. This can be used throughout the home (always patch test and DO NOT use on porous materials like marble) but is especially useful in the kitchen and bathroom. There are many ways to easily infuse vinegar with beautiful smells, some great ones to try are citrus peels, lavender, pine etc. You simply let the vinegar absorb for around two weeks, sieve and store properly. Our Natural DIY Cleaning Recipe eBook discusses this in length.
If your shower head is looking pretty gross with mineral deposits try this trick! Fill a plastic bag with vinegar and place it over the shower head. Ensure the head is fully submerged. Leave it over night and in the morning brush it off with an old clean toothbrush!
Use vinegar and baking soda. Vinegar and baking soda are two of the best natural cleaning products you can use in the bathroom. To clean your shower or bathtub, simply mix equal parts of vinegar and baking soda into a paste, apply it to the surface, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then, rinse it off with water and dry the surface.
Clean your toilet with baking soda and lemon. To clean your toilet, mix baking soda and lemon juice together until you have a thick paste. Then, apply the paste to the inside of the toilet bowl and let it sit for about 10 minutes. Scrub the bowl with a toilet brush and then flush. The baking soda and lemon will clean and deodorize the bowl, leaving it smelling fresh.
Use castile soap for cleaning. Castile soap is a versatile cleaning product that can be used to clean almost anything in the bathroom, from the sink and countertops to the tiles and shower. Simply mix a few drops of castile soap with water in a spray bottle, spray the surface, and wipe it down with a cloth.
Clean the mirrors with newspaper. Cleaning the mirrors in your bathroom with newspaper is a simple and effective way to reduce streaks and lint. Simply wet a piece of newspaper and wipe it over the mirror. The newspaper will pick up the dirt and leave the mirror streak-free.
Use essential oils for fragrance. Instead of using toxic air fresheners, use essential oils to fragrance your bathroom. Essential oils not only smell great, but they also have natural health benefits. Simply add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to a bowl of water, place it on the bathroom counter, and let the fragrance fill the room.
Keeping your bathroom clean can be easy and healthy when you use lowtoxins DIY cleaning tips and natural products. Vinegar and baking soda, castile soap, and essential oils are just a few of the many natural products that you can use to keep your bathroom sparkling clean. So, start using these tips today and enjoy a healthier, cleaner bathroom.
Any other tips you have for a clean bathroom? Comment below!
~ The Lavox Team ~