Easy Homemade Bathroom Cleaner
I was out of bathroom cleaner the other day, and decided to find a recipe to make one.
I found a really complicated recipe – three different kinds of essential oils, a soap, some household products. Seemed like a science experiment. The next place I looked, I saw one that had two simple ingredients. I thought I’d try that one first, for the ease of the simplicity. I figured if I didn’t like it, I could start getting more complicated.
I took half a cup of baking soda and added vinegar to it until it formed a paste. It was about 2 Tablespoons.
Using a clean sponge, I rubbed the paste into the bathtub and scrubbed. I don’t think the pictures do justice to how clean the bathtub and shower became. The paste rinsed away easily.
I did the same thing to the toilet and the sink. I just put a towel all around the bottom of the toilet and used a small cup to rinse the paste off of the outside of the bowl.
Vinegar is a disinfectant, so there wasn’t a need to clean with any other product. Baking soda and vinegar neutralize each other – making vinegar not a disinfectant. You can use vinegar and essential oils to disinfect, and you can make a paste with baking soda and water to scrub – but you can’t mix the two together to disinfect.
I worried that the room would smell like vinegar, but it did not at all. Instead, it smelled fresh, clean and sparkled.
The amount of paste I made was exactly enough to clean my bathtub, shower, sink, and toilet. There was no need to store excess – I’ll just make it again when I need to clean again.
It was easy, SUPER INEXPENSIVE, and effortless to use. I will not be buying bathroom cleaner again.
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