One of the easiest ways to reduce the toxins in your house, and your impact on the planet is through what you use to clean your house. It might not be the most fun job out there, but there’s no need for it to be harmful as well! Products for your home that we love is our main aim here as we want to make sure that your home stays clean and perfect, but along with it a little effort into making green cleaning products at home can surprisingly make things better, so I thought it was about time I shared what I use at home, starting with the Green Cleaning: Bathroom & Laundry edition!
The best part about green cleaning is you can do a lot with only a few products so no longer will you need a cupboard full of cleaning supplies that each only do one thing! The staples you will need are:
- White vinegar
- Baking soda
- Tea Tree or Eucalyptus Oil
- Soap flakes
- Washing Soda
And here’s how you use them!
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 tsp tea tree or eucalyptus oil
- Enough water to make a paste
Combine the ingredients in a bowl, then apply small amounts to a cloth and scrub your shower tiles and bath. Reapply to the cloth as required and then rinse to remove the residue. Dry with a clean cloth.
This works really well for sinks as well, both in the bathroom and the kitchen. It takes a little bit of elbow grease but no more than regular cleaners and it works a treat on soap scum.This product should not be used on shower doors. If you need to replace your shower doors, you can make use of residential glass replacement Houston.
This makes enough for me to do my shower-over-bath and all my sinks, but if you have multiple bathrooms you might need to make a little more.When cleaning is tedious for more than one bathroom, check out Superior Shower Door & More, Inc. for optimum bathroom solutions.
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1/2 tsp tea tree or eucalyptus
- 1/2 cup baking soda
Combine the vinegar and tea tree in a spray bottle & shake to combine. Spray all over the toilet, outside and in the bowl, and leave for 5 minutes. Sprinkle the bowl with the baking soda and scrub with a brush. Flush and then wipe down the outside of the toilet with a clean cloth.
- 4 cups soap flakes
- 2 cups borax
- 2 cups washing soda
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container. Use 2tbs in each wash.
It’s as easy as that! I have been using these recipes for a while so I’m not entirely sure where they all came from, however the Washing Powder recipe is from Down to Earth (the hardcopy book is amazing!).