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Home Remedies for Cleaning Your Bathroom

Updated on January 10, 2014

Home Remedy Cleaning

Home Remedies for Cleaning Your Bathroom

Home remedies for the cleaning of your home, have you ever thought about some of the things our grandparents used to clean with? Did they work and are they friendly to the environment? I am not sure that we should call these home remedies, but they are things that we can find in our homes.

Bathrooms-Home Remedies

The bathroom in any home is the most used and the dirtiest place in the house. It needs continual cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning the bathroom is a necessary evil, and if you use these methods you will not have to use harsh chemicals and cleaners to get the job done.

  • Sinks, bathtubs and showers – clean the sinks daily and then rub them down with fabric softener this will allow the water to run off easily and will not leave behind a residue.
  • You can scrub off stubborn dirt or lime with a lemon peel dipped in salt.
  • Scrub bathtubs, sinks, and tiles with an old toothbrush and a paste of salt and turpentine to renew the luster.
  • Fiberglass tubs can be wiped down with a damp cloth and a little baking soda.
  • Acrylic tubs are a little more delicate and have a reputation for being hard to clean, use dish soap and water for these.
  • Use dish soap and water on shower stalls, if they are too bad you can use vinegar for the minor soap scum or for serious soap scum use a paste of salt and vinegar. Use a squeegee every day to prevent lime spots.

Tiles-Home Remedies

For many tiles are difficult to keep up with, but they don’t have to be you can make them gleam like new.

  • Stubborn stains can be removed with a straight ammonia solution.
  • Remove rust spots by rubbing them with a mixture of water and vinegar.
  • To clean the grout between the tiles use an ammonia solution or baking soda. Dab it on a moist cloth or an old soft bristled brush, let it sit and work then rinse off.
  • You can whiten your grout with toothpaste and an old toothbrush.
  • To clean silicone caulking use powered yeast dissolved in water.
  • Use very fine sandpaper on severely discolored grout; take care not to damage the glaze on the tiles.

Plumbing Fixtures-Home Remedies

  • Mix 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice with about 2 cups of water, this will give your fixtures a shine.
  • To remove lime residue use an old rag moistened in vinegar or lemon juice and wrap it around the fixture, leave for several hours or overnight. Removed the softened lime residue with an old toothbrush.
  • Get rid of lime residue by soaking shower heads, and faucet aerators in a solution of vinegar and salt. You can clean the holes of the shower head with a toothbrush or a nail brush.

Toilet-Home Remedies

  • De-lime the toilet by placing toilet paper soaked in vinegar over the lime spots, let them sit overnight and use the toilet brush to remove the deposits.
  • Put a dash of vinegar in the toilet overnight to prevent urine stains.

Drains-Home Remedies

  • Use a strainer to prevent hair from clogging the drain.
  • Pour boiling potato water down your drain to keep your pipes clean.
  • Sprinkle baking soda onto the drain and rinse down with hot water to help clean the pipes.
  • Unpleasant smells coming from your drain? Sprinkle baking soda directly on the drain and let work overnight.

Thanks for reading Velzipmur aka Shelly Wyatt


Home Remedy-Cleaner

Citrus Cleaner for the Bathroom

This cleaner is great for cleaning the bathroom and it is good for the environment too. Not to mention that it is easy on the nose.

  • 1/3 oz. of dish detergent
  • 5 drops of lemon oil
  • ¾ oz. of citric acid
  • About 1 cup of water

Mix the detergent and the lemon oil. Stir in the water and citric acid to produce a clear fluid. Stir in the detergent-lemon oil solution and store in a bottle for up to 3 months.

Cleaning with Vinegar and Lemon

Toilet Bowl Cleaner-Nontoxic

The Non-toxic Toilet Bowl Cleaner

This little trick will clean and sanitize your toilet without the use of harmful chemicals.

  • 1 cup of borax
  • ½ cup of white vinegar
  • Flush the toilet so that the sides of it are wet and sprinkle the borax around the bowl of the toilet, then spritz (spray bottle) with the vinegar and let sit for several hours.

Cleaning Uses for Vinegar

© 2013 Shelly Wyatt


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      Dash 2 years ago

      Good points all around. Truly apedpciater.

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      Shelly Wyatt 2 years ago from Maryland

      Etta, thanks for stopping in and reading my article. I hope you enjoyed.

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      Etta 2 years ago

      Walking in the prcsneee of giants here. Cool thinking all around!

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      Shelly Wyatt 4 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks! Happy to share

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      Marina 4 years ago from Clarksville TN

      I love the fabric softener hint. Thanks.

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      Shelly Wyatt 4 years ago from Maryland

      Thanks Laura, I hope these help to save you money as well!

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      Laura Schneider 4 years ago from Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

      Awesome article! Thanks for the recipes--I'll put them to good use later today in my own bathroom, which has both lime and rust stains that defy traditional cleaners. Cheers!