Commercial green bathroom cleaning supplies are far from economical. All purpose surface cleaners cost up to 15.00 a bottle. You want your bathroom to be clean and sanitized. You can’t afford those prices. What’s a tree-hugger to do? Luckily, you can clean and sanitize your bathroom using common ingredients that don’t harm the environment or make a huge dent in the household budget.
The power of steam
Inexpensive steam floor cleaners sanitize just as well as bleach. Prices range from $30. and up, depending on functions. The simplest ones are mainly intended for flat floor cleaning. Others have nozzles for cleaning hard to reach areas, such as under pedestal sinks. Steam is a powerful disinfectant that uses only pure H2O. That’s about as Eco-friendly as it gets.
Lemons and limes
You hear a lot about cleaning with baking soda and vinegar. Lemons and limes are a bigger secret that’s just as effective. Both lemon and lime juice are great at freshening, sanitizing and removing grime. Limes are quite powerful on soap scum, rust and even mold. Try lime juice and baking soda on grout, shower rust and other tough bathroom stains.
Keeping toilets fresh and clean
You don’t need chemical solutions to clean, freshen and sanitize toilets. Scrub with baking soda. Add vinegar to sanitize. That’s all there is to it. If you prefer a scented solution, thyme and lavender essential oils have disinfectant properties as well. Use them around the toilet base and under the seat, where germs tend to collect.
Mirrors, windows and reflective surfaces.
Commercially made Eco-friendly window cleaners are expensive. Why use them when less expensive ingredients will do the trick? By now, we all know that vinegar and water produces a streak free shine that rivals any known product, green or otherwise. Rubbing alcohol and water will do the same. Ammonia and water is a common homemade window cleaning product. Unfortunately, it’s not so Eco-friendly.
Green air freshener.
It’s certainly a good idea to have air freshener handy in the bathroom. Rather than relying on commercially made, chemical laden products, why not use something that freshens air without harm? Fill a spray bottle with distilled water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Add a few drops at a time until the strength of the scent is to your liking. Essential oils are all natural. They won’t harm the environment. Still, it’s best not to breathe them in directly, especially if you have trouble with allergies, sinus issues or asthma.
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