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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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      Rita 3 years ago

      It's like you're on a misiosn to save me time and money!

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      GirlUHeardItFrm 4 years ago

      I try to be green, my latest 'discovery' is white vinegar. It has so many uses! Thanks for the great suggestions.

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      greytdogz 5 years ago

      Just what I've been looking for. Thanks.

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      greytdogz 5 years ago

      Just what I've been looking for. Thanks.

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      emilysmaids 5 years ago

      Green cleaning is the way to go; safe for kids and pets, great for the earth and easy on your wallet! Beautiful initiative with this lens, thanks for sharing!

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      JSASSEO 5 years ago

      Sonme really good ideas, great lens

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      Ibexing 5 years ago

      Great lens, I'm guilty of using bleach I'm afraid. Will try out some of your recipes.

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      CleaningGreenBu 5 years ago

      Great article! I love green cleaning!

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      universecleaner 5 years ago

      Green cleaning has mana advantages.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm very interested in trying these recipes. I've just starting using vinegar and borax for cleaning, but having a tried and true recipe is so much easier.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Excellent resources for green cleaning. I will use these recipes. Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Lots of good advice and tips. Super lens!

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      OUTFOXprevention1 5 years ago

      We love Green Cleaning! Great lens.

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      kaceyslater1 6 years ago

      Helpful lens! I agree that we should only use green cleaning products.

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      Country Sunshine 6 years ago from Texas

      I use peroxide and baking soda fairly often to clean. I appreciate learning more about how to use them and other ingredients to clean. Thanks!

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      Maria Burgess 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Nice Tips! Thanks for sharing these handy recipes!

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      Maria Burgess 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Nice Tips! Thanks for sharing these handy recipes!

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      butterfryby 6 years ago

      I actually oddly love the smell of tea tree oil and use it in my shampoo and conditioner. It fights scalp itch and reduced mildew in my shower yay!

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      Fiona 6 years ago from South Africa

      I like these - I should be able to save some money on cleaning supplies.

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      Fiona 6 years ago from South Africa

      I like these - I should be able to save some money on cleaning supplies.

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      Elyn MacInnis 6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      You have found lots of good ideas. I am checking into all the ones on getting mold out of the bathroom caulk. Sigh. We have that. Where I live it is so wet the water in the shower never dries. Makes it the perfect home for mold. Thanks for all your green ideas.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 6 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Saving this so that I can refer to it when needing more cleaning recipes! :)

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      WriterJanis2 6 years ago

      Great eco-friendly lens.

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      Melissa 6 years ago from Albuquerque, NM

      Just what I needed before tackling the bathroom! Thanks for the information.

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      hydroelectricenergy 6 years ago

      Great info, can't wait to try some of them out

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      JodiFromFlorida 6 years ago

      Great lens!

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      OrganicMom247 6 years ago

      Great information i found it really useful

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      4StarCleaning 6 years ago

      The bathroom is where you go to clean your body so if there is any room that should be cleaned, it's the bathroom. Thanks for the interesting article.

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      chestercleaners 6 years ago

      Our cleaning company chester try to be as eco friendly as possible. The green cleaning recipes sound good and ill certainly be recommending them to my commercial cleaners in chester and also to my

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      mench686 6 years ago

      Green cleaning is definitely the best. It doesn't harm the environment and safe for our health.

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      paintingsgalore22 6 years ago

      I agree that green cleaning is really the way to go... i will start with my bathroom!

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      smithlights 6 years ago

      I might have to use your toilet cleaner tonight! I've got stuff off mine I've been trying to get off for a few years now! Nothing is working! I think it's hard water buildup.

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      RitaDern 6 years ago

      Thanks for the informative lens - natural is always better!

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      UKGhostwriter 7 years ago

      Brilliant - I love it!!

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      dahlia369 7 years ago

      Great tips, I also always root for natural - whenever possible!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Great lens. I always use baking soda as a cleaner. it is just as effective as the normal harsh cleaners that aren't eco friendly. One product that I really like is the Air-it-Out shower hook. It is a suction cup hook that pulls your shower curtain back so that it doesn't get moldy. It works great. I bought it online, and they had a package deal where you got 2 shower hooks and a new shower curtain for really cheap. . This saves me time and money, and it's a great "green product" for bathroom cleaning. No more scrubbing the curtain every few weeks, or cleaning with harsh chemicals. Their website is . Hope this helps!