Home made recipes for cleaning the bathroom

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woman cleaning bathroom with homemade productsYou’ve discovered how to shine you sink and keep work surfaces free from germs.

You’ve also learned how to make your own laundry products and how to unblock drains without toxic chemicals!

Today we’re going to the bathroom to make recipes to keep your shower, bath and tiles looking great. You’ll even find out how to keep your toilet clean without the use of bleach.

Bath / Shower / Sink / Tile cleaner

i) Good old bicarbonate of soda again! Use it neat or mix into a paste with water and scrub with a scouring sponge. Works on the taps and tiles as well.

ii) Mix ½ cup bicarbonate of soda, 2 drops lemon essential oil, 2 drops orange essential oil and enough Castile to make a frosting consistency.

iii) use borax sprinkled onto a cloth as a scouring powder and rinse with hot water

iv) Mix 1 cup bicarbonate of soda with ½ cup white vinegar in a small bowl.Rub on surfaces with a damp sponge, allow to work for a few minutes and rinse well.

v) mix 2 tsp borax, 2 tbsp white vinegar1/4 tsp liquid castille and 3-4 cups hot water in a spray bottle.

vi) combine 1 2/3 cups bicarbonate of soda with ½ cup liquid castile in a bowl and dilute with ½ cup water and 2 tbsp white vinegar in a bowl. Stir with a fork until the lumps are gone. Place in a container with a squirt flip-top cap and shake well before each use. Rinse well after use either with hot water or a squirt of vinegar and water.

Window / mirror cleaner

i) Place ¼ cup white distilled vinegar, 2 cups water and ½ teaspoon liquid Castile in a spray bottle, and use with newspaper or a clean cloth to clean windows. Alternative quantities for the mix are 3 tbsp vinegar, 2 cups water and ½ cup liquid castile – experiment to see which formula suits you.

ii) For really dirty glass, use neat white distilled vinegar.

iii) For wiping over the bathroom mirror, use bicarbonate of soda mixed into a paste with water. Rinse well.

Grout Cleaner

i) mix 3 cups bicarbonate of soda with 1 cup water into a paste. Scrub into the grout with a toothbrush and rinse with clean water.

Mould and mildew

i) mix equal parts white vinegar and water, apply to the mould and wipe clean.

ii) combine 25 drops tea tree essential oil, 2 cups water and 3 tbsp liquid castille in a spray bottle.

Toilet cleaner

i) Sprinkle a cup of bicarbonate of soda into the tank once a month, and allow it to stand overnight before flushing, to deodorise the tank and bowl.

ii) Sprinkle ¼ cup of borax into the bowl, then swish with your toilet brush. Let it stand overnight then flush.

iii) Sprinkle baking soda into the bowl, then add white vinegar and scour with a toilet brush.

iv) Flush to wet the sides of the bowl, then pour in 1 cup borax and ½ cup white vinegar and leave overnight. In the morning, scrub with the toilet brush.

v) For stains in the toilet bowl. Try a paste of lemon juice and borax.

Lime scale

i) Use neat vinegar in the toilet bowl, in the kettle, on bathroom tiles, around the taps to eliminate lime scale. In areas like the toilet or kettle, leave the vinegar to work overnight. On tiles or taps, spray on vinegar and scrub with a soft scourer.

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