Here are some great tips to clean your bathroom with natural products! Battling Mold, Mildew, and Other Buildup Chlorine bleach has been the conventional cleaner of choice for mold and mildew. Eliminating mold and mildew is crucial because they can lead to serious health issues. A preemptive effort is to keep the bathroom and other areas of the house as dry as possible. Make sure that the air in your home is circulating effectively. Use the bathroom fan during and after showering. You may even consider using a dehumidifier to remove excess dampness. To keep mold and mildew at bay, mix ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide and 1 cup water in a spray bottle. Spray on problem areas. Do not rinse off. Removing Soap Scum, Water Stains, and Lime and Mineral Deposits The mild all-purpose cleaners are great for eliminating soap scum and water stains. For a bit more punch, increase the vinegar for a 1-to-1 ratio. It works on tile, porcelain, and metal fixtures and drain covers. For lime and mineral deposits, use vinegar straight-up, wiping on with a rag. For extra-stubborn spots, leave the rag on for several minutes or one hour. Then wipe dry. Flushing Away Dirt and Germs The toilet area is another hot spot for bacteria. In addition to store-bought green cleaners, vinegar and baking soda are two tough agents. You may want to use paper towels to clean outside the toilet – or be sure the sponges and cloths you use for the toilet aren’t used for anything else. One technique is to put the disinfectant in the toilet and let it stand while you clean the rest of the bathroom. Then swish with the toilet brush and flush. This mix gives you a fun mini-explosion when the alkaline baking soda and acidic vinegar meet up in the toilet:
1. Sprinkle sides with baking soda and allow to stand for a few minutes
2. Pour in ¼ to ½ cup vinegar and let stand for 15 minutes.
3. Scrub with toilet brush and flush.