How to Make Your Own Environmentally-Friendly Tub Cleaner
Scrub-a-dub-dub . . . It's Time to Clean the Tub!
If you've ever used a bathtub spray, to clean your tub, you may have found you choked on the fumes or held your breath to avoid inhaling. Scrubbing liquids may not be as unpleasant to use but what chemicals do they contain?
Each time you use a chemical-laden product to clean your bathtub, you are putting all family members at risk. The next person who bathes or showers is exposed to chemical residues. Why take the chance?
Additionally, those powerful chemicals are washed down the drain. While they are hidden from view and are easily forgotten, they set in motion a chain of events that impacts on the environment. Chemicals spread through various channels, poisoning whatever they come into contact with, be it soil, subterranean streams or the ocean itself.
Green cleaning is gaining momentum. Many people want to start using environmentally- friendly products in their homes but may find the cost prohibitive.
A simpler choice may involve making your own tub cleaner. You can do this at a fraction of the cost using everyday household products you may already have on hand. The old adage that simple is best is very much the case when it comes to homemade tub cleaners.
Environmentally Friendly Tub Cleaner
It really doesn't get any easier. Simply use baking soda and vinegar to scrub and add a sparkle to your bathtub. Baking soda can be sprinkled on a sponge and used to scrub the bathtub, followed by vinegar.
Why Baking Soda?
Baking soda is a scouring agent that combats grease, grim, stains and odors. Baking soda neutralizes acids, has disinfectant and antiseptic properties and works as a fungicide against some organisms. You can use baking soda to cut through the ring around the tub, without worrying about scratching the surface. Shake baking soda onto a large sponge and scrub tub surface.
Vinegar kills bacteria, viruses, and mold which makes it perfect for use in the bathroom. It cuts through grease and grime and adds a lovely shine. A paper towel can be soaked in vinegar, and wrapped around taps, while you are scrubbing out the tub. Your taps will come up like new!Fill a spray bottle with vinegar and spritz tub after scrubbing with baking soda.
Baking soda and vinegar can be combined to make a scrubbing foam that leaves a nice shine on taps and bathroom fixtures. Rinse. Fixtures will shine after cleaning with a paste of baking soda and vinegar.
Tips for Using Baking Soda and Vinegar
- Use a large empty plastic spice container with a holed lid for your baking soda. This way you can shake it out, as needed. Store it in your bathroom.
- Fill a clear spray bottle with straight vinegar and keep it in the bathroom.
- When you are finished cleaning your tub, shake some baking powder, then vinegar down the drain. The mixture will fizz and works as a drain cleaner.
Green Tub Cleaning
Once you get on to green tub cleaning, you'll wonder why you took so long to make the switch. Each time you bathe, you'll feel secure in the knowledge that your tub is a safe haven, free of harmful chemicals.
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