Learn How To Make Your Own Bathroom Cleaning Products At Home

Bathroom cleaning is one of the toughest jobs that a housewife or a house keeper must deal with every now and then. When you get to look at the bathroom cleaning supplies at your cabinet, you will be amazed at how these products could be a threat to you, your family and to the environment as well. Should you make your own bathroom cleaning products, or go to your local store and buy?  Traditional bathroom cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can cause a serious damage to the person that has frequent contact with it especially when it is inhaled or ingested accidentally. This would be even more dangerous if you have little children around the house.

Bathrooms need frequent cleaning. You can’t just clean some parts of it and would get back to it the next day. It should be completely cleaned up because it is where the toughest germs, molds, bacteria and mildew would gather if it is not cleaned properly in a frequent manner.

Most bathroom cleaning products are loaded with strong fragrances and artificial colors and other harsh cleansing ingredients that is not good for people who are very sensitive. So why should you risk your health and your family’s well-being by using cleaning products that contains harsh chemicals when you can make your own? Making your own bathroom cleaning products is just so easy and it consumes less time.

Chlorine bleach contains sodium hypochlorite that releases harmful chloramine gas when ammonia is added to it. Even a short term exposure to it can cause mild asthmatic symptoms or even more severe respiratory disorders. When we clean the bathrooms, we not only eliminate those visible spots and residues that we can see in the bathroom area but we also use disinfectants to completely eliminate not only the molds and mildew but also those germs and bacteria that were gathered in the area. Disinfectants contain cresol and phenol that can cause diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, and serious liver and kidney damage. So to prevent all these things to happen make your own bathroom cleaning products.

Here are some recipes on how to make your own bathroom cleaning products:

How to clean mold and mildew from your bathrooms using natural solutions:

Make Your Own Bathroom Cleaning Products

  • Using a spray bottle, fill it with white vinegar. Spray the area infected with molds and mildew. You can use a wash cloth or a scrub brush in scrubbing the molds and mildew until they are completely gone.
  • You can also use hydrogen peroxide in eliminating molds and mildew. Use 1-3% hydrogen peroxide and spray it in the area infected with molds and mildew.
  • Using pine oil is also another way of cleaning molds and mildew. To make pine oil solution, just combine together ¼ cup water, ¼ cup white vinegar, 10 drops pine oil and 2 drops dish washing liquid. Put together the ingredients in a spray bottle and spray it directly to the infected area.
  • In 1 gallon of water pour in 1 cup of borax and mix it properly. Then use a scrubbing brush or a wash cloth and dip it in the borax solution and scrub it in the area until molds and mildew are no longer visible.

Natural lavender bathroom cleaner recipe:

You will need:

                    • 2 cups baking soda                                  
                    • 1/8 cup liquid castile soap
                    • 5 drops blue food coloring
                    • 10 drops red food coloring
                    • Squeeze bottle                                          
                    • 4 cup wide mouth jar with lid
                    • 25 drops of lavender essential oil         
                    • 15 drops tea tree oil
                    • 11/4 cups of water


Measure and put together castile soap, baking soda and water into the jar.  Place the lid onto the jar and shake well. Then next, put the essential oils and the food colorings in the jar and shake well. After the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, use a funnel and transfer your homemade lavender bathroom cleaner to a spray or squeeze bottle. Always put a label on the bottle of your homemade cleaning recipe. Shake well before using.

This recipe is ideal for scrubbing bathroom sinks, tubs, and toilets. The baking soda works as an abrasive and the essential oils works as germ killers and also leave a fresh scent on your bathroom. Since this recipe can leave a bit of residue after using, be sure to spray vinegar on the residue and use a soft cloth to wipe it off.

Bathroom disinfectant made with thyme

Boil 5 fresh sprigs of thyme in 2 cups of water. Turn off the heat and cover the boiled thyme and let it sit in the hot water for 30 minutes. Strain the fresh thyme from the water and pour the water into a spray bottle and add ¼ cup of borax to the bottle and shake it well. Your bathroom disinfectant is now ready!

We asked earlier if you could make your own bathroom cleaning products at home and now I think you realize you can, AND it’s rewarding and fun. You can ask your kids to engage in this activity since the ingredients used for these products are hypo-allergenic and very safe for all. Plus, you can also save money from these products. They work effectively and are nature-friendly too.

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