Do you ever wonder if there is a way to keep your bathroom clean and be eco-friendly at the same time? You don’t like the idea of pollution caused by chemical products, which can lead to a variety of health and environmental issues?
We at Smart Price Warehouse have the perfect solution: zero-waste cleaning!
It is nature-friendly, safe, and with little to no risk of health problems. In addition, it is a handy trick to an easier and cheaper cleaning routine. If you are not on a tight budget, consider buying a power steamer. It is a practical, zero waste tool that can ease your life.
Here are some of the benefits of owning such a cleaning machine:
- Remove grease from kitchen appliances such as microwave, stove, dishwasher, exhaust fan;
- Disinfect your kitchen countertops and sink;
- Use the power steamer to disinfect shower, toilet, bathtub, and tile grout;
- Clean your mattress, refresh the carpets, and make your windows shine again;
The zero-waste cleaning routine provides new and creative ways to maintain your bathroom with homemade organic recipes and supplies. You should also reevaluate the cosmetics you use for bathing because some shower products might be damaging to your health.
Zero-Waste Products for Your Bathroom Cleaning
There are numerous ingredients in every kitchen or bathroom cabinet that can be used for zero-waste cleaning. A mixture of components can result in an original recipe that can help you keep your home clean and put an end to pollution.
Here are some supplies to use for zero waste bathroom and toilet cleaning:
- Castile soap. Combine it with essential oils for zero waste cleaning of the sink, removal of grease marks on walls, and for a toxic-free scrub of the toilet! Mix Castile soap and baking soda to make a thick paste and use it to scrub your tub, shower or bathroom floor. Add white vinegar to the mixture. It is a strong disinfectant and can remove bacteria, including E. coli.
- Baking soda. If you have trouble cleaning your tile grout, try a combination of baking soda and hydrogen peroxide scrubbing solution. It is a great trick to keep your grout and tiles radiant.
- Beeswax. It is a handy ingredient if you want to craft purifying candles that help with the cleansing of the air in your home.
- Coconut Oil. It is a great substance to polish door hinges or to use it for removing crayon marks on the walls. If you have wooden floors, coconut oil is the perfect solution for hiding hardwood scratches.
- Distilled White Vinegar. Another easy to obtain supply is white vinegar. Blend it with baking soda, sea salt, and essential oils to create your own scrub. This solution can also be used for cleaning the toilet with the help of a toilet brush. Thanks to zero-waste cleaning, you replace the usage of chemical products with ingredients that are eco-friendly and allergen-free. As an added bonus this cleaning routine saves you from the strong smell of these products and substitutes it with a fresh scent of essential oils.
If DIY does not work, Plain Help says the next best thing is eco-friendly detergents & household supplies!
Read more about essential oils in our blog:
10 Essential Aromatherapy Oils To Add To A Steam Shower
Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips for Mirrors, Sinks, and Shower Walls
Mirrors, glass, shower walls, and other bathroom accessories can be difficult to clean with the wrong product. A clever and earth-friendly solution is vodka or rubbing alcohol. It has disinfection properties, but unlike the previously suggested white vinegar, vodka is a strong degreaser.
In addition, the mixture of vodka and water can be applied or sprayed on porous surfaces without damaging them. This zero-waste cleaning recipe is timesaving as the solution will clean mirrors, faucets and toilet bowls with ease.
Zero-waste Cleanse of The Shower or Bathtub With Organic Products
Keeping your bathtub or shower cabin clean and bright can be quite difficult. Commercialised chemical products are often expensive and toxic. Once you manage to build a zero-waste cleaning routine, you’ll spend less time scrubbing the build-up limescale or mould and more time with your friends and family. Prevention is key to that matter.
Take a look at our complete guide about cleaning limescale.
Here are the steps to a clean shower:
Every time you take a shower:
- Step 1: Wipe the shower wall to remove water spots and moisture.
- Step 2: Use the vinegar or rubbing alcohol solution to prevent the growth of fungi, mould and bacteria.
Once a week:
- Step 1: Use a paste made of baking soda, Castile soap, and essential oils. Apply it on a natural bristle bamboo brush or a cloth rag, as they are eco-friendly. Then scrub the shower, faucet or bathtub with circular motions.
- Step 2: Clean your glass shower with a stainless steel sponge to remove water stains. Make sure the glass is wet, so you don’t scratch it.
- Step 3: Clean the tile grout with a scourer or a scrub brush.
- Step 4: Let the paste stay for a few minutes, and once the surface is clean rinse the walls thoroughly.
- Step 5: Use a power steamer to disinfect and remove any mould spores or bacteria in the grout.
Use the baking soda paste to scrub your bathtub, in the same way as your shower. These techniques can also be used with cleaning your kitchen, bedroom or office.
Zero-Waste Cleaning of the Toilet
Use the following supplies to clean the toilet:
- Organic Castile soap
- Rubbing alcohol solution or distilled white vinegar
- A washcloth or cloth rag
- Bamboo or recyclable toilet brush
Give these a try:
- Step 1: Use white vinegar in combination with essential oils. Spray it on the toilet bowl or pour it inside. Let sit for 5 minutes, scrub with toilet bowl brush.
- Step 2: The combination of Castile soap and baking soda is another great manner of zero-waste cleaning.
- Step 3: Another practical way of cleaning is to use one washcloth or old towel, fold differently for every section of the toilet. Once you are finished, throw the cloth or towel in the laundry. Easy!
- Step 4: Don’t forget to flush!
Make Your Own All-Spray Non-Toxic Cleaning Recipe
According to passionate enthusiast Antonia from the zero-waste blog EscapeWaste.com, you should use these ingredients to put together a DIY organic multi-use cleanser:
- White vinegar
- Citrus rinds (or essential oils)
- Baking soda
- Amber spray bottles
It is easy to make, has no risk for chemical inhalation and in addition, stops you from buying plastic bottles every time you feel the urge to clean.
- Mix vinegar with the citrus rinds or essential oils.
- Let it sit for a week or two.
- Once the solution is ready, use a funnel to pour it into a spray bottle along with the baking soda and hot water.
- Close the bottle and shake it.
- Make sure to shake before every use.
This non-toxic product is useful to disinfect and clean all surfaces around the house.
With the zero-waste routine, you’ll have a clean bathroom as well as a clean conscience towards environmental pollution!