Bathroom Cleaning Tips

Here are many bathroom cleaning tips that you can use.

  • tub and tile
  • scrubbers & scourers
  • sink cleaners
  • toilet cleaners
  • disinfectants
  • helpful hints

The bathroom, by it's very nature, is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Mold and mildew are encouraged to thrive there as well. These bathroom cleaning tips are simple, safe and nontoxic. A lot products used in the bathroom are very harmful to people, and in the case of products containing bleach, they don't work as well as our formulas. Again, we've been doing this for a living for eight years.

Keep the tile clean. If you clean or squeegee the tile after each use, you won't have to risk using abrasives that can scratch the tile. Of course, with these nonabrasive formulas you needn't worry about that. But if you're in a hurry one day and grab a green scouring sponge and one of those as seen on tv nuclear fusion cleaner, quickly scrubbing away because the guests are due any minute, you're going to damage the tile regardless of the material it's made out of.

A simple solution is don't use bar soap. Most bar soaps have talc in them and that's what causes soap scum. Use natural liquid castile soaps, they do not contain talc and are even good for your skin and overall health.

Mold and Mildew Cleaning Tips
Mold and mildew are common place threats. Especially be aware of mold forming due to water collecting on the wooden sill of your bathroom window. Plastic shower curtains are also susceptible to mold and mildew. We highly recommend a cotton shower curtain that you can wash in the laundry, removing that common ailment of the bath.

Formula 1
A powerful disinfectant

  • 2 cups of hot water
  • 10 drops thyme or tea tree essential oil
  • 1/4 cup Borax

Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle, add borax and shake well. Spray on the window sill or plastic shower curtain, or on any bathroom surface, and let it sit for a few minutes. Then rinse and wipe with the following spray:

Formula 2

4 parts water to 2 parts vinegar5 drops of lavender essential oil (or a scent of your choosing)5 drops tea tree oil The above formulas aren't just for the bathroom. They make an excellent general formula for the whole house.

Here's a fresh substitute for the commercial pine scented cleaners -- the real deal!

2 cups water2 teaspoons borax10 drops of pine essential oil5 drops cedar essential oil Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use, spray on whole surface, wait a few minutes and wipe clean with a damp cloth.

Mold and Mildew Prevention

Use this formula to prevent mold and mildew from forming. This works better than bleach, smells a thousand times better, and won't make you ill! Use this formula on shower stalls, walls, curtains, sliding door tracks, corners, window sills, etc.
2 cups water10 drops citrus seed extract5 drops juniper essential oil Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle, spray generously onto areas BUT do not rinse. Let it sit on spot indefinitely.

If you already have a heavy build up of mold and mildew, use this formula to banish it. Spray onto spots and let sit for a few hours, then reapply and let sit.

Heavy build up formula

1-1/4 cup vinegar
3/4 cup water
4 drops cinnamon essential oil
5 drops citrus seed oil
5 drops tea tree oil

Spray on area, let sit for a few hours, then rinse, reapply and let sit.

Scouring Cleaners

Use these sanitizing and antibacterial formulas in your bathroom and stay healthy. You can make up large batches ahead of time and store in plastic or glass containers.

Herbal Scouring Formula
for sinks

1 cup baking soda1/4 cup dried sage leaves, ground1/4 cup rosemary leaves, crushed1 teaspoon cream of tartar Combine all ingredients in a plastic container. Shake well before using. Sprinkle into the sink, scour and rinse.

Disinfectant Formula
for tough stains in sinks and tubs

1 cup baking soda2 teaspoons cream of tartar1/8 cup borax1/4 cup grated lemon, orange or grapefruit peel

Tub and Tile Formula
soft scouring paste with lavender

3/4 cup baking soda1/4 cup liquid castile soap5 drops lavender essential oil water as needed to make a paste Combine all ingredients in a plastic container. Shake well before using. Sprinkle onto sink, scour, then rinse well. Apply paste to area and scrub, and rinse well to remove all residue. These formulas are good for your hands, as opposed to the chemically-rich commercial formulas.

Tub and Tile Formula

1 cup baking soda1/4 cup liquid castile soap2 vitamin C tablets - crushed5-7 drops tea tree essential oil Water as needed to make a paste Combine all ingredients into a plastic container, Shake well before using. Sprinkle onto sink, scour, then rinse well. Apply paste to area and scrub, rinse well, remove all residue.

Soap Scum Remover

1 tablespoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt2 drops essential oil of your choice vinegar Combine all ingredients to soap dish, add just enough vinegar to make a paste, let sit for a bit, scrub and rinse well. Leave some vinegar on surface overnight.

Toilet Bowl Cleaning Tips

The really scary life forms are not in the bowl, folks, they're under the seat ring, so here are some sprays for the seat as well as general toilet cleaning formulas for the rest of the commode.

Germicide spray

2 cups water1/4 cup liquid castile soap1 tablespoon tea tree oil10 drops lavender essential oil5 drops citrus essential oil of your choosing Combine all ingredients in a plastic bottle and spray onto toilet surface, then wipe clean.

Toilet Bowl Ring Remover

1 cup borax1 cup vinegar10 drops lavender essential oil5 drops lemon or tea tree essential oil Combine all ingredients into a container and mix. Pour all ingredients into the toilet bowl, allow to sit overnight and flush in the morning.

Basic Toilet Bowl Cleaning Formula

1/2 cup baking soda1/4 cup white vinegar10 drops tea tree essential oil Combine all ingredients, add to bowl, scrub and flush!

Bathroom Mirror and Faucets Cleaning Tip

1-1/2 cups vinegar1/2 cup water8 drops citrus essential oil Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle and shake before using. This formula will make your mirrors crystal clear and your faucets shine. They'll also keep your mirrors from fogging up. Cool, huh?

Suzanne and I hope that these bathroom cleaning tips have been a help to you. Please explore the rest of our site and see what else might be useful to you.


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