There are over 150 chemicals found homes that are connected to allergies, birth defects, cancer and physiological disorders. Most of these chemicals are found in everyday cleaning products! The following slide show presentation gives tips on how to clean your bathroom naturally and eliminate harmful chemicals for your home. It offers details on different homemade recipes using natural ingredients and how to use them. Try these methods to keep your family away from harmful chemicals.
Grapefruit & Salt Tub Cleaner
If your bathtub has unflattering rings or rust that won’t go away, try this grapefruit/salt combo on the grime. All you’ll need is one grapefruit and ¼ cup coarse kosher salt. One medium to large grapefruit will clean your entire bath or shower from top to bottom. That’s including the fixtures. Depending on the space and severity of the grime. So use a half a grapefruit or more than one grapefruit. Once you’ve cut the grapefruit in half, sprinkle the top liberally with salt. Wet your bathtub, and sprinkle the remaining salt around the bottom. From there, use the grapefruit to scrub around the tub. Thereby making sure to “juice” the grapefruit over the fixtures. All the while picking up spare salt along the way. Once you’re done, rinse away the pulp, juice, and toss the grapefruit in the trash.
Baking Soda & Vinegar Tile Cleaner
To make a daily-use tub and tile cleaner on your own, all you’ll need is baking soda. Also lemon juice, salt, dishwashing liquid, and vinegar. Mix ¾ cup baking soda, ¼ cup lemon juice, 3 tablespoons salt, 3 tablespoons dishwashing liquid, and ½ cup vinegar in a large bowl. Mix together and pour the mixture into a plastic container. When you’re ready to use the cleanser, simply shake. I mean and/or pour a small amount onto a rag. Also or directly onto the area to be cleaned.
Scrub and rinse with a wet rag. Note: if you’d like the cleanser to smell like oranges, lemons, or your favorite scent, add ten drops of essential oil once the liquid has been mixed.