Try any of these homemade bathroom cleaners for a safer cleaning solution!
Cleaning the bathroom is not exactly a happy chore. Aside from all the scrubbing to make sure that everything is clean and sanitized, you have to deal with inhaling the toxic fumes of chemicals from cleaning products. This could make you feel a little sick and dizzy, getting in the way of your goal to finish the task as soon as possible.
As much as there are scented bathroom cleaners out there, these may also contain harmful chemicals that are not only dangerous to your health, but also to your pipes and the environment.
Wouldn’t things be so much easier without all these complications in the way?
Luckily, this is actually possible by making your own homemade cleaners! These are not only as effective as the products you buy, but these smell better and are incredibly cheaper too!
A lot of smart moms have been using homemade cleaners for their bathrooms and have been satisfied with the results. You can be one of them too!
So in this post, we have gathered 10 homemade cleaners that you can make and use to clean your bathroom.
Let’s get on with it!
DIY Homemade Bathroom Cleaners
1. Fragrant all-purpose cleaner by HGTV
One part water
One part white vinegar
Mix all the ingredients together in a spray bottle and shake well. Then, let it sit for a week. This will allow the ingredients to infuse together (so you have to prepare this at least a week before you are scheduled to clean).
You can use this homemade bathroom cleaner to clean surfaces and remove smudges and hard water stains. The combination of rosemary sprigs and lemon rind will leave a fresh scent when you are done!
2. Mirror and glass cleaner by Live Simply
2 cups of water
¼ cup rubbing alcohol (70% concentration)
½ cup white or cider vinegar
1-2 drops orange essential oil (optional)
Mix all these ingredients together and pour them into a spray bottle. Add the orange essential oil if you want the cleaner to be fragrant. When you use it, spray on the wiping cloth (not the surface) then wipe the surface.
This is a great DIY cleaner for glass that you can use on the bathroom mirror, windows, and glass walls or doors if your shower has one.
3. Toilet cleaner
A can of Cola
1 cup baking soda
1 cup white distilled vinegar
First, dump the cola into the toilet and let it sit there for 10 minutes. Then, flush the toilet. Pour the vinegar into the toilet and then the baking soda. Do not stir or scrub – just wait for the bubbles to stop.
If you know you are dealing with tough stains, scrub the area. But if not, all you have to do is flush the toilet again and you are done.
This solution will also help clean and clear the pipes from any buildup as you flush through them.
4. Grout cleaner
1 part dishwashing liquid
1 part white distilled vinegar
Heat the hot vinegar on the stove. Once hot, pour the vinegar into a bucket. Add the dishwashing liquid. Mix the two together.
You can use this homemade bathroom cleaner to clean the grout and it also can clean shower scum and mold stains.
5. Rust stain scrub by The Spruce
½ cup borax powder
This cleaner is best for rust stains on enamel or porcelain sinks and tubs. It is strongly advised not to use this solution on granite or marble surfaces.
To use this DIY cleaning solution, dip the lemon in the borax powder and scrub the area with the rust stains. Then, rinse it off. Repeat if necessary.
6. Bathroom mat/rug deodorizer by Bath Fitter
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup baking soda
5 drops of any essential oil
The bathroom mat and rugs can get smelly what with all the moisture and wetness that happens inside the bathroom. This is a great DIY solution to keep them smelling fresh all the time. This recipe works with any kind of essential oil so choose one that would smell the best for you.
Mix the cornstarch and the baking soda in a bowl. Then, add the five drops of essential oil. Stir well and then pour the mixture into a jar. Punch holes in the lid of the jar with a hammer and nail so that it looks like that of a powder’s lid.
Now, all you have to do is sprinkle this homemade deodorizer onto the mats whenever it needs to smell fresh. Let the powder sit for 30 minutes before you vacuum it up.
7. Floor cleaner by Fantastic Services
1/2 cup vinegar
1 gallon warm water
Mix together the ingredients in a bucket. Then, use a mop, dip it in the mixture and clean the floor. The vinegar will act as a natural cleaning agent that will leave your floors glowing clean.
Take note that this is homemade bathroom cleaner is acidic so you cannot use this on stone floors.
8. Air freshener
1 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 bunch chopped sage leaves
1 cup hot water
Mix all the ingredients in a spray bottle. Then, let the mixture sit in a dark and cool place for 12 hours before you use it to infuse the ingredients together.
To use, just spray in the air when needed. This natural air freshener will leave a pleasing aroma that you can use in every room of the house – not just the bathroom!
9. Dusting spray by Better Homes & Gardens
1 teaspoon lemon juice
2 tea bags
3 cups water
First, boil the water. Then, add the tea bags. Mix and then allow it to cool. Once the mixture is cool, pour it into a spray bottle then add the lemon juice.
To use this cleaner, spray lightly on a microfiber cloth and wipe away the dust.
10. Scented disinfecting spray
1 cup white vinegar
2 tbsp rubbing alcohol
20 drops tea tree essential oil
20 drops lemon essential oil
1 cup water
First, mix the vinegar and water in a spray bottle. If you are going to do some heavy cleaning, use warm water.
Then, in another bowl, mix the rubbing alcohol and essential oils. You have to mix them separately because the rubbing alcohol will dissolve the oil. It can then mix properly with the vinegar and water mixture.
After this, pour the alcohol and essential oil mixture into the spray bottle. Give the bottle a good shake.
To use, spray on the area, let it sit for a minute, then wipe it off.
Reminders before making homemade bathroom cleaners
When mixing ingredients for a bathroom cleaner, it is very important to exercise safety precautions. Be aware too that some ingredients will not work on all types of surfaces. So, here are important reminders to keep in mind when you want to use homemade cleaners:
- Always place a label on your bathroom cleaner, including the ingredients you use. This will be very helpful in case your kids or pets accidentally get to it.
- Sanitize and clean all spray bottles and containers before using them.
- Some chemicals can not be mixed together. Examples: rubbing alcohol and bleach, ammonia and bleach, vinegar and bleach, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.
- If your bathroom gets a lot of daylight from the window, do not clean the bathroom on a hot and sunny day. The cleaning solution may dry too quickly and leave suds or streaks.
- Do not use acidic cleaners on granite, marble, and other stone surfaces because these can etch and damage the surface.
- Keep your bathroom well-ventilated while you clean. Open all windows and doors, or turn on a fan to get air circulation. It will help you deal with the odor and will give you fewer dizzy spells as you clean.
- Even if your chosen homemade cleaner is made out of natural products, always wear protective gear when you clean to protect yourself. Wear long-sleeved shirts and pants, masks, gloves, and goggles.
- Make sure that all cleaning products and tools are kept in a locked cabinet or somewhere that children and pets can’t reach. They are naturally curious and do not understand the consequences of touching these cleaning products. While cleaning, make sure you do not leave your products unattended.
Make your own homemade bathroom cleaner now!
Most cleaning products contain bleach and ammonia. Although these are effective to clean out most germs, bacteria, mold, and mildew, these are also hazardous to your health. It can cause irritation on your eyes, nose, throat, and lungs if you are exposed for a long time. And we all know it takes some time to get a bathroom clean.
Homemade bathroom cleaners are also safer, especially when you have children, the elderly, or pets around your home. Plus, in the long run, using DIY bathroom cleaners also allow you to save money!
You can easily make any of these homemade cleaners. The ingredients you need are already in your home. Sometimes the best cleaning solution is the one you have right at home!
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