The bathroom is also one of the most used rooms in the home and the one we want to be clean and germ-free. Probably one of the least favorite places to clean in a home is the bathroom. The clogged drains, the mildew and certainly the toilet is on that list! But is it really necessary to use the harsh chemicals we use to get the bathroom clean and germ-free? If you’ll look at the labels, you’ll notice that your favorite cleansers that do the job such as disinfecting are full of chemicals that can be harmful. One of the first things you’ll see on the labeling is “Keep out of reach of children” and that alone should tell you something, right? Wouldn’t it be great if we could find a way to green clean our bathrooms?
Well fortunately today there are such products. Yes, they are environmentally safe and can get your bathroom, clean and germ-free safely. Here are a few suggestions on green clean methods and products for your bathroom:
So just how can you green clean the toilet? After all, this is probably the nastiest surface in a bathroom. Instead of using bleach go with a homemade cleaner that is toxic-free. Mix ½ cup of vinegar with a spoonful of baking soda and pour in the toilet bowl. Let the mixture sit there for thirty minutes and then use scrub brush. Using this treatment once a week will keep your toilet sparking clean.
Bath Tub & Shower
Create a baking-soda paste to green clean your bath tub & shower! Using an all-natural dish liquid soap mixed with baking soda you will create a paste that bust loose that nasty soap scum from the bathtub, ceramic tile, shower door and anywhere else that soap scum builds up. Simply use a cloth or sponge and rub till the surface is scum-free! Kill mold by spraying vinegar, let it dry and then spray with vinegar again and wipe. Be proactive and spray down the shower with water & vinegar mixed together after each use.
Green Clean The Drain
What goes down the drain ends up in the ground and water, so if you can find a green clean way to clean the drain, it’s good for the environment as well as your family. Hair is the biggest culprit when it comes to clogging bathroom drains. Pulling out the clumps of hair can make you sick at your stomach and those products on the shelves are full of toxins. So what can you do?
Make up a drain cleaner that is non-toxic using baking soda and household vinegar. First you need to remove any debris that is visible and then pour approximately three-fourths cup of dry baking soda and then half-cup of the vinegar. Then put the plug in the drain and let it sit for approximately thirty minutes. This combination will break down that nasty gunk and then you pour about a gallon of boiling water and away it goes!