Bathtub/Shower and Sink Cleaner: (For a light clean)
Grapefruit and Kosher Salt
-1 large grapefruit
-A few tablespoons of kosher salt
Cut the grapefruit in half and sprinkle with salt. Rub down all surfaces including fixtures and rinse well. This smells delicious...
I still like to wear gloves because the salt (and the baking soda in the next "recipe") can still take it's toll on the skin. I have also used halved lemons for this method, any type of strong citrus does an amazing job of removing our hard water spots on fixtures.
Toilet Cleaner and Tub/Shower Scrub: (For a serious, deep clean)
Vinegar and Baking Soda (with a bit of lemon)
- 1 cup White vinegar
-1 to 2 cups Baking soda
Toilet Bowl: Sprinkle with 1/4 cup of baking soda, pour in 1 cup vinegar. Swish around and let sit at least one hour. Scrub (or don't) and flush
Tub/Shower: Using the same measurements, take a no-scratch scour sponge and work the Baking soda and vinegar mixture into a paste all over the surfaces scrubbing as you go. Sometimes I add more or less depending on my need. Let sit a few minutes and rinse clean.
Vinegar is a great disinfectant, it is said to kill 82% of mold and 99% of bacteria. If you find that the odor is too strong, fill a mason jar halfway with citrus peels and fill to the top with white vinegar. Store overnight in the fridge. Strain out the vinegar to use for cleaner. Sometimes I fill a spray bottle with the vinegar for easy application.
I hope you find this helpful. I can honestly say that these are tried and true techniques that I love. I feel like, if we all made small changes around the house, the earth (and our bodies) will be a lot happier. But... no pressure, of course. :)
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