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Green Cleaning Recipes for the Bathroom

Updated on January 28, 2018
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Bathroom Cleaning Made Safe with Green Cleaning Recipes

Everyone loves a clean bathroom. After all that is where we go to get clean. Because of the humidity in a bathroom, they are prone to mold, mildew and hard water deposits. Marketing tactics, used by the manufacturers of commercial cleaning products, convince consumers that they must use hazardous chemicals to get there bathrooms clean. This is not true.

Green cleaning recipes, made from natural ingredients, can get a bathroom just as clean without worrying about harsh fumes, or chemicals that carry a variety of warning labels. If you haven't ever looked at the warnings on your bathroom cleaners, this is the time to do it. When you are finished reading them, dispose of them and mix up your own green cleaning recipes instead. These green cleaners are so safe, children can use them without fear. Also, they are full of natural ingredients that disinfect and kill mold, mildew, fungus, bacteria, and germs.

Green Cleaning Recipes for Mold and Mildew

Fight Mold and Mildew in the Bathroom with Green Cleaners

There are several green ingredients that will kill mold and mildew without contributing to indoor air pollution, or burning your skin and eyes. These green ingredients are vinegar, borax, tea tree oil, hydrogen peroxide and pine oil. Why do these work? Because they kill fungus. Mold is a one type of fungus. Of these green cleaning recipes for killing mold, vinegar is the cheapest method and most people have vinegar on hand. Tea tree oil also works very well, but is somewhat expensive. When essential oils are used in green cleaning recipes, only a few drops are needed, as a little goes a long way.

Green Cleaning Recipes for Killing Mold and Mildew

Chlorine bleach is dangerous! Did you know that chlorine (sodium hypochlorite) is the most common cause of accidental household poisonings? It also pollutes the environment and breaks down natural fibers such as cotton and linen.

Green Bathroom Cleaning Recipe
Green Bathroom Cleaning Recipe

Baking Soda Cleaners

Green Cleaning Recipes for the Bathroom Sinks and Bathtub

Baking soda works as a mildly abrasive cleaner on areas where scrubbing is sometimes necessary, such as bathtubs, sinks and toilets. Essential oils have germ killing properties and they add an aromatherapy experience to bathroom cleaning. This recipe is a "soft scrub" type cleaner. It does leave a bit of a residue, so after using be sure to spray the area with vinegar or water and wipe away the residue with a clean cloth. This pretty lavender cleaner will allow you to put your kids to work helping to clean the bathtub because it is so mild anyone can use it. It works best when used immediately, rather than prepared in advance.

Green Softscrub Bathroom Cleaner Recipe

Bathroom Disinfectant

Green Cleaning Recipes to Disinfect the Bathroom

So, you don't just want the soap scum and the hard water deposits removed. You want to make sure your bathroom is germ free and disinfected, right? This green cleaning recipe for disinfecting the bathroom rivals any chlorine bleach or Lysol product. Essential oils or thyme are the ingredients used in these disinfecting cleaners.

Bathroom Disinfecting Recipe

Green Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Green Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Green Toilet Cleaning Recipe

Green Cleaning Recipes for Your Bathroom Toilet

The best thing about this green bathroom cleaner is it is a no-scrub cleaner. You just pour it in the toilet bowl overnight and then flush in the morning. Green cleaning has never been easier!

Green Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipe

All Purpose Green Cleaner Recipe

Borax as a Green Bathroom Cleaner

Borax is a combination of water, oxygen boron and sodium. It is usually found in the laundry isle and the most commonly sold brand is 20 Mule Team borax. It is naturally disinfecting, so it makes a wonderful green bathroom cleaner. Mix it up in a bucket or spray bottle in a few simple steps.

Simple Green Borax Cleaner

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