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Get Your Bathroom Sparkling Clean with DIY Natural Cleaners

Get your DIY fix ahead of the weekend. Ready these natural cleaners to make your bathrooms shine and sparkle

Homemade All-purpose Cleaner
Instead of reaching for one cleaner for this and another for that, this homemade and eco-friendly all-purpose cleaner does a great job on just about anything. From dirty washbasins to messy countertops, this homemade cleaner will leave things spotless with Borax and deodorising lemon juice.
Borax is a natural grease-buster that also does double-duty as a disinfectant. The addition of vinegar breaks down bacteria, while hydrogen peroxide naturally cleans and shines. And this squeaky-clean concoction only costs pennies per bottle.

What You’ll Need:
1/2 cup vinegar
1 tablespoon Borax
1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
2 cups hot water
Juice of 1 lemon
Spring of rosemary (optional)
Essential oil (optional)
Mixing bowl
Measuring cups and spoons
Spray bottle

Gather the ingredients needed for making the all-purpose cleaner.
Measure and add the Borax to a mixing bowl, and cover with the hot water. Whisk until incorporated.
Measure and add the hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, and lemon to the bowl. Give the mixture a gentle stir.
Use a spouted measuring cup to pour the cleaner into the spray bottle and top with a few drops of your favorite essential oil or a sprig of rosemary, which gives the all-purpose scrubber a slight scent. Now you’re all set to spray on countertops or sinks and then wipe clean.


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Hard Water Stain Cleaner

If you’ve got glass shower doors or tiles that show every hard water stain in your bathroom, then you understand the constant frustration of keeping everything looking clean. Hard water stains make things look dingy — even when they’re not. Stop scouring with harsh chemicals and attack hard water stains with eco-friendly Epsom salts that leave your shower sparkling. Think of it as an exfoliating scrub for your bath!

What You’ll Need:
Small mixing bowl
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid dish soap
Cotton cloth
Paper towel

Mix together the Epsom salts, baking soda, and dish soap. Epsom salts naturally soften water, breaking up the hard water stains. Baking soda gently scrubs your tiles or shower doors without scratching with the help of your favorite dish soap. And you can find everything needed for this DIY at the dollar store, making it very budget friendly.
Working on dry shower doors or tiles helps this scrub really do its job, so wipe down wet areas before cleaning.
Now scoop a bit of the mixture onto a damp cotton cloth and rub in a circular motion over tiles or glass doors. This scrub also works wonders on tub spouts and around drains. The mixture drips, so go ahead and give your tub a rub, too.
Let the Epsom salts scrub hang out for a few minutes and then give things another light rub. Wash away with warm water and then dry with a clean paper towel, which stops new hard water stains from starting.
Keep things sparkling between scrubs with your favorite window cleaner, or make your own, which helps cut back on hard water stain buildup.


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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner
Make scrubbing your bathroom easier with the help of a homemade toilet bowl cleaner that really works. And this commode cleanser leaves your powder room nice and fresh and costs just about nothing to make. Vinegar and baking soda mix together to create serious bubbling action, which does all the dirty work for you. Sans harsh chemicals, this eco-friendly, natural toilet bowl cleaner will keep your bathroom sparkling.

What You’ll Need:
1/2 cup baking soda
1/4 cup liquid castile soap
10 drops essential oil (optional)
1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
1 cup hot water
1/4 cup vinegar
Large mixing bowl
Measuring cups
Squeeze bottle

Measure and add the baking soda to a large bowl along with the liquid castile soap, which you can find at your local health food store.
If you’d like to personalize the scent of your commode cleaner, then add several drops of essential oil. Eucalyptus, lemon, orange, or rosemary give this cleaner a lovely scent and are also antibacterial. Measure and add the hydrogen peroxide to the mixture, which is a natural whitener. Now measure and slowly add the hot water, whisking gently until things are incorporated. Get ready for some action, and add the vinegar. Give things a stir until the foaming stops.
Use a funnel to carefully add the toilet bowl cleaner to a squeeze-top bottle, and you’re ready to tackle that bathroom!
Squeeze the cleaner under the rim of your commode, and let it do its job for five to 10 minutes. Give a quick scrub with a toilet bowl brush, then flush.

Toilet Bombs
When your commode isn’t flushing the way it should, or (oh, horrid day) it’s clogged, reach for these toilet bombs that are made from eco-friendly ingredients. With a little patience, things should be running smoothly in no time. Using the degreasing wonders of dish soap, the helpful disks also help clean your toilet while busting through tough clogs.

What You’ll Need:
2 cups baking soda
1/4 cup Epsom salts
8 to 9 tablespoons liquid dish detergent
Muffin tin
Muffin liners

These helpful disks are so easy to make and come together in minutes. The patience-requiring part is waiting for them to dry overnight! Mix together the baking soda and Epsom salts in a mixing bowl, stirring to break up any clumps. Baking soda naturally attacks buildup, while Epsom salts dissolve and help break up clogs.
Now slowly add the dish soap one tablespoon at a time. Stir while adding, until the mixture resembles wet sand.
Fill your muffin tin with liners. You can use paper or silicone, but silicone liners make it really easy to pop the finished bombs out. Press the mixture into the muffin tin, packing tightly. Let it dry overnight.
Carefully release the bombs from the molds, and store them in a sealable container. The next time your toilet is clogged, place a bomb in your commode, and cover with 4 cups hot water. Let sit for a couple of hours or overnight, and try flushing. Things should be moving smoothly!

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