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DIY Shower Cleaner & Bathroom Cleaner

Updated on November 14, 2015
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Have you ever read and wondered about the hazards and cautionary statements listed on household cleaner labels? Do you even know about the many ingredients in the cleaners?

If your answer to that second question is “no” it is because the answer to the first question goes like this: According to National Resources Defense Council, More than 80,000 chemicals in the U.S. have never been tested for their effects on the environment or our health.

In other words, such precautionary statements are necessary on the labels of chemicals since nobody really knows the extent of the damage they can all do to us!

Well, some of the chemicals are well known to cause bad health problems, both acute and chronic, but are still somehow allowed to be placed into our cleaning products. Sure, they can make your home look and smell pretty, but it may be at a much greater expense than what you paid for at the store.

Is it worth it? No. Especially when there are ways to clean your home naturally for less money, do just as good of a job as toxic chemicals can, and have the peace of mind knowing what you are using in your home.

Cleaning the Bathroom

The bathroom is the room in the house where the most toxic chemicals are used to clean; one of the worst offenders is toilet bowl cleaner.

This is a highly toxic, extremely corrosive cleaner as it contains hydrochloric acid: a substance known to irritate the eyes, nose, sinuses, throat and lungs. It is also known to cause damage to your central nervous system, liver, and kidneys. But we are allowed to have it in our cleaners.

The purpose of this article is to provide you with information on an effective and natural homemade shower cleaner and bathroom cleaner, but the recipe works well as an all-purpose cleaner when used in different ways.

What You'll Need

To clean your entire bathroom, all you need are a few simple things you might even already have in the pantry or around the house!

What You'll Need:

  • Liquid castile soap

  • Baking soda

  • Vinegar

  • Water

  • Spray bottle

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Shower Cleaner Recipe

The process for this homemade shower cleaner is quite simple, too:

  1. In the spray bottle, mix equal parts of the ingredients, shake it up to mix it.

  2. Spray the solution on the area, allowing it to soak for a minute or so.

  3. Wipe the area down with a sponge, cloth, or squeegee.

  4. Rinse and viola!

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Extra Tough Bathroom Cleaner Recipe

Sometimes the grime is just so stuck to the surface, so in this case, you might need to pretreat the area. This is also simple:

  1. Sprinkle baking soda on the area, or use a damp sponge to sponge the baking soda onto a wall.

  2. Spray the area with vinegar and allow it to foam out for a bit, scrub the grimey area.

  3. Use the homemade shower cleaner mixture on the pre-treated area and follow original cleaning instructions for the mixture.

Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipe

Now, if you were looking to replace your toilet bowl cleaner with a natural cleaner instead, it doesn’t get more easy than this:

  1. Sprinkle baking soda in the toilet bowl.

  2. Spray vinegar into the toilet bowl and let it foam out for about 20 seconds.

  3. Scrub the bowl with your toilet brush.

  4. Flush and done!

Mirror and Window Cleaner Recipe

Chances are, if you are going to this extent to clean your bathroom, your mirrors need to be cleaned, too! To do this:

  1. Mix equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle.

  2. Spray on mirror.

  3. Clean in a circular motion until the mirror is totally clear.

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Clean Bathrooms are the Best!

So, as you can see, with just a few very simple ingredients, you can make a safe, natural, homemade shower cleaner with little effort and for a fraction of the cost of all of those chemicals sitting in your cabinets! It really does pay off to be health conscious!

Now that all your hard work is done, why not pour yourself a glass of wine, grab a book, and take a nice long bubble bath! You deserve it!

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