How to clean a bathroom naturally

Batmaid
January 11th at 7:21pm
How to clean a bathroom naturally

Before you start, here is a list of necessary utensils and products to clean your bathroom naturally.

Bathroom cleaning utensils list

  • A vacuum cleaner
  • A pair of gloves
  • 2 non-abrasive sponges
  • 3 microfibre cloths
  • A toilet brush
  • A bucket
  • A mop

Bathroom cleaning products list

If you wish to clean your bathroom naturally, here is a list of 100% natural products that you can easily find in stores:

  • White vinegar/household vinegar
  • Liquid black soap
  • Baking soda (technical)

N°1: Ventilate, store and vacuum

Start by airating the room and freeing all surfaces to be cleaned. Put the cloths in the machine (60°C for cotton) and place all the items, accessories and decorations in a box while you clean. You can now shake your carpets outside and vacuum them.

If you have time to clean your bathroom thoroughly, empty your drawers, cupboards and shelves into a box, vacuum them and then wipe them with a microfibre cloth moistened with warm water. When your drawers and cabinets are dry, put them back in place.

N°2: How to clean a sink

To clean your sink naturally:

  1. Spray your homemade cleaner (recipe: 2 tablespoons of black soap and 1 tablespoon of baking soda for 3dl of water*) over the entire surface, emphasizing the faucet. Leave to act for 10 minutes.
  2. Rub with a non-abrasive sponge, then rinse with hot water.
  3. For a streak-free finish, dry with a microfibre cloth.

*This natural cleaning product is suitable for the maintenance of ceramic, glass or stainless-steel sinks and chrome, brass or metal faucets. For more fragile materials, such as natural stone, resin or wood, use just a little black soap mixed with hot water and a soft sponge.

N°3: How to clean a bathtub/shower

To clean a bathtub/shower naturally, follow the same procedure as for sinks.

  1. Spray your natural homemade cleaner (recipe: 2 tablespoons of black soap and 1 tablespoon of baking soda for 3dl of water*) all over the surface by insisting on the faucet. Leave to act for 10 minutes.
  2. Rub with a non-abrasive sponge, then rinse with hot water.
  3. For a streak-free finish, dry with a microfibre cloth.

For the maintenance of plastic or glass shower enclosures, prefer the natural water/white vinegar mixture (3 doses of water for 1 dose of white vinegar) and make sure to use a soft sponge so as not to scratch the glass.

*This natural cleaning product is suitable for the maintenance of ceramic bathtubs and shower trays, and chrome, brass or metal faucets. For more fragile materials, such as natural stone, resin or wood, use just a little black soap mixed with hot water and a soft sponge.

N°4: How to clean a tiled floor

  1. After having previously vacuumed every corner of the room, pour 1 tablespoon of black soap and ½ tablespoon of baking soda* into a bucket, then fill it halfway with hot water.
  2. Dip your mop into your homemade floor cleaner, wring it out and rub the tiled floor with it. When it's clean, let it dry.
  3. When everything is dry, finally rinse your mop and pour the dirty water down the toilet.

*Warning, if your floor is made of natural stone, use only black soap and water.

N°5: How to clean a toilet

  1. Start by making your natural toilet cleaner and disinfectant by following this recipe: for 500ml of product, pour 150ml of white vinegar, 350ml of water and 10 drops of essential oil of lemon, tea tree or lavender (according to your preferences).
  2. To clean the inside walls of a toilet, spray your natural toilet cleaner and disinfectant, leave for 10 minutes, then scrub with the brush.
  3. To clean the toilet bowl, spray your natural toilet cleaner and disinfectant over the entire surface and leave for 10 minutes. Then rub with a sponge, rinse with warm water and wipe with a microfibre cloth.
  4. Finally, flush the toilet with water and your toilet is clean!

N°6: How to clean a mirror without streaks

To clean and shine your mirrors without streaks, nothing could be simpler!

  1. Spray a little water/white vinegar mixture (3 doses of water for 1 dose of white vinegar) on your mirror.
  2. Then, rub in circular movements with a microfibre cloth.
  3. When you're done, remember to machine wash your mop, cloths and carpets at 60°C to remove bacteria.

If you still have some time, here are some tips that may help:

How to take care of the pipes

pipes

To maintain your pipes naturally, pour ½ glass of white vinegar into the pipe. Ideally, let it work for 30 minutes, then rinse with boiling water.

How to clean combs and hairbrushes

Start by removing the remaining hair from your brushes and combs, then soak them in a white vinegar / hot water mixture with a few drops of lavender or tea tree essential oil. Leave on for 30 minutes while your brushes and combs are disinfected, then rinse well and leave to dry.

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