If you’re interested in cleaning your bathroom without using harsh chemicals, you’re not alone. Stained grout, stained toilets and streaky mirrors can be difficult to tend to.
The good news is that there are several, non-toxic and ecofriendly cleaning supplies that can help you get the job done.
How to deal with toilet stains
If you live in an older home and your toiled has started to develop stains, you may be surprised to learn that table salt can help remove them.
To start, you’ll want to pour salt directly onto the stain. From there, you’ll want to grab a lemon, cut it in half and squeeze lemon juice onto a cloth or heavy-duty paper towel. When the acidity of the lemon juice is combined with the coarseness of the salt, toilet stains can be tackled with ease.
How to deal with discolored grout
A lot of people wonder if there’s away to deal with discolored tile grout without bleach. Experts agree that combining liquid castile soap with baking soda, so it forms a paste, can get the job done.
Once you’ve made your paste, you’ll want to scrub it into the grout with an old, stiff-bristled toothbrush. When you’re finished, rinse it with hot water and voila! The stains will be gone. If you’re concerned that mold and mildew spores are still lingering, you can always grab some distilled white vinegar and “paint” the vinegar onto the grout with a small paintbrush.
How to clean mirrors and faucets
One of the best and easiest ways to clean mirrors and faucets is with a mixture of vinegar and water. Most experts recommend filling an empty spray bottle with a mix of 1/3 vinegar and 2/3 water. Once that’s done, the solution can be used to make mirrors and faucets shine. We recommend you wipe the surfaces with a white paper towel to achieve the best results.
Remember- “green cleaning” doesn’t always mean rushing out to the store to buy the latest and greatest supplies. A lot of the tips that ecofriendly cleaning experts recommend, involve using things you already have around the house.
Not to mention that things like lemon juice, castile soap, vinegar and salt can also be used to help clean items in your kitchen and in some cases, your garage.
If you have a green cleaning tip you’d like to share, tell us about it in the comments.