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3 Ingredients You Aren’t Using to Clean Bathrooms With (But You Should Be!)
October 23, 2023
When it comes to cleaning our homes, and bathrooms specifically, we tend to rely on a familiar arsenal of cleaning products. There are a few hidden gems in the world of cleaning that are often overlooked. In this blog post I’m sharing 3 of my favorite 1 ingredient cleaning solutions that you might not be using to clean your bathroom, but absolutely should be! Say goodbye to harsh chemicals and hello to a sparkling clean bathroom. New here? We clean Bathrooms on Mondays – it’s part of the Clean Mama Routine and makes everything a little easier!
Hydrogen Peroxide: The Germ Fighter
Hydrogen Peroxide is a powerhouse when it comes to cleaning and disinfecting your bathroom. This versatile ingredient can be found in most medicine cabinets, but it’s not just for wound care. Here’s how you can use hydrogen peroxide to clean your bathroom effectively:
- Disinfect Countertops and Surfaces: Put a sprayer on a Hydrogen Peroxide bottle and spray this solution on countertops, sinks, and other surfaces to disinfect and kill germs. It’s important to keep Hydrogen Peroxide in the brown bottle because once it’s exposed to light it loses its effectiveness within an hour or so.
- Brighten Grout: Apply hydrogen peroxide directly to grout, let it sit for a few minutes, and scrub gently to reveal bright, clean tiles and grout.
- Toilet Bowl Cleaner: Pour hydrogen peroxide into the toilet bowl, let it sit for about 15 minutes, and then scrub with a toilet brush. It will leave your toilet sparkling and disinfected.
Hydrogen Peroxide is not only effective but also environmentally friendly, making it an excellent choice for a green bathroom cleaning routine.
Oxygen Whitener: Stain Remover Extraordinaire
If you’ve ever struggled with removing tough stains and mildew from bathroom surfaces, oxygen whitener is your secret weapon. Unlike chlorine bleach, which can release harmful fumes and damage surfaces, Oxygen Whitener is gentle but equally effective. Here’s how to use it in your bathroom:
- Toilets: Sprinkle a scoop or two in your toilet, let it sit for a bit, scrub and flush.
- Soap Scum and Mineral Deposits: Wet surface, sprinkle with the powder and scrub clean.
- Tub and Tile Cleaner: Mix oxygen whitener with water or Apply the solution to your tub, tiles, and grout. Let it sit for a while, then scrub away stains and mildew with ease.
- Whiten Towels and Linens: Soak stained towels, shower curtains, and bathmats in a solution of oxygen whitener and warm water to brighten them up without harsh chemicals.
- Laundry Booster: Add a scoop of Oxygen Whitener to your regular laundry detergent to boost its stain-fighting power and keep your bathroom linens looking fresh.
This eco-friendly alternative is not only tough on stains but also safe for you and the environment.
Castile Soap: The Gentle All-Purpose Cleanser
Castile soap is a natural, plant-based soap that can replace many of your bathroom cleaning products. It’s gentle, biodegradable, and comes in a variety of scents, making it a fantastic addition to your bathroom cleaning arsenal. Here’s how to use Castile soap effectively:
- Sink and Mirror Cleaner: Mix one part Castile soap with four parts water in a spray bottle. This solution works wonderfully for cleaning sinks, faucets, and mirrors. It leaves a streak-free shine.
- Tile and Floor Cleaner: Add a few teaspoons of Castile soap to a bucket of warm water to mop bathroom floors. Its natural cleaning power will leave your tiles sparkling.
- Shower and Bathtub Scrub: Create a paste by mixing Castile soap with baking soda. Use this mixture to scrub away soap scum and grime from your shower and bathtub.
The versatility of Castile soap makes it an eco-friendly and budget-friendly choice for keeping your bathroom clean and fresh.
Cleaning your bathroom doesn’t have to involve harsh chemicals and toxic fumes. Hydrogen peroxide, Oxygen Whitener, and Castile soap are three incredible ingredients that offer effective, eco-friendly, and budget-friendly alternatives. Give them a try, and you’ll be amazed at the results as you transform your bathroom into a clean and healthy oasis. Say goodbye to chemical cleaners and hello to a greener, cleaner, and safer bathroom!