Here is a great bathroom cleaner from your cupboard to replace those commercial brand bathroom cleaners that take your breath away. Made out of all natural ingredients. It is easy to make and very economical.
- Baking Soda 1 Cup – in baking section
- Borax 1 Cup – in laundry soap section
- Washing Soda 1 Cup – in laundry soap section of the store – not the same as it’s sibling Baking Soda.
- Liquid Soap 2 Tbsp.
- Essential Oil 2 Tbsp. – Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Cedar Wood, Eucalyptus, and *Tea Tree are all good oils to use as they all have various properties that kill germs, fungus etc. Usually available at Health Food Stores or Craft stores. In a pinch you can leave these out.
*Tea Tree has the broadest element that kills germs, fungus, and virii, etc.
If mixing with your hands wear rubber gloves because these ingredients will dry out your skin. Get a container such as a pail, bowl to mix the ingredients in. A small re-purposed food container with a cover is a good choice that will hold 3-4 cups.
Combine baking soda, washing soda and borax in the container. Blend in the liquid soap and the essential oil until completely mixed and powdery. (Food processor, electric mixer, hand blender can be used but will cause a dusty fog you do not want to breathe in!) To use: Wet surface and sprinkle a small amount of powder on the surface or on a wet sponge. Wear rubber gloves because the sodas and borax can dry out your skin, scrub surface with a sponge or cloth. Rinse well. Your surfaces and fixtures will sparkle!!
Do not use on aluminum or fiberglass. On these surfaces a paste of baking soda mixed with dish soap will work without scratching.
Need an extra punch to get off that calcium hard water build up? Lemon Juice. Wet sponge and put on build up. Let sit. Come back and wipe off. Do not use on aluminum or fiberglass. On these surfaces a paste of baking soda mixed with dish soap will work without scratching.