How to Clean Your Bathroom Using Green Cleaning Methods

Cleaning your bathroom can sometimes mean using heavy chemical-based cleaners that contain toxins and poisons. Did you know that you can use green cleaning methods or homemade ingredients that will do the job just as well and even better than those harmful products?

We turn our all natural bristles this month to the bathroom. This room of the house, parallel to the kitchen, gets dirtier than any other rooms. We don’t need to divulge the details.

But just because your bath accumulates soap scum and your mirror is splattered with toothpaste doesn’t mean you have to break out the harsh chemicals to keep it shining clean.

(C) The DIY Outlet

Pick up a few natural ingredients and a little elbow grease, and let’s get to work!

Gather Materials

When you make concoctions yourself they tend to be more eco-friendly, so gather baking soda, vinegar, washing soda and distilled water.

Pick up a spray bottle that you can fill with water and vinegar based solutions. Also pick up some essentials oil. I recommend peppermint oil for a clean uplifting scent, and tea tree oil is great too especially if there is illness in the house.

You’ll also want some micro-fiber towels or old t-shirts that you can easily toss in the washing machine, and an all natural hard bristle brush that you can wash and rise out after scrubbing surfaces.


Clean your mirrors with a half and half mix of white vinegar and water. Fill up your spray bottle with the mixture and label it so you know what’s in it.

Avoid using paper towels as they are disposable, made from trees, and aren’t reusable. Newspapers are a great option that won’t leave streaks, and you can recycle the paper after you’ve used it. Microfiber towels are also a great option that won’t leave a ton of lint behind. 

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