Best Bathroom Cleaners in Portland
Did you know that the best bathroom cleaners are a shortlist of things you probably already have in your house? Seriously. There are SO many bathroom cleaners out there for purchase, each claiming to be for a specific purpose. But the truth is you can save yourself hundreds of dollars on products you don’t need AND get your bathroom sparkling clean with three main ingredients: lemon, white vinegar, and baking soda. The obvious benefit to these is how inexpensive they are and that you aren’t using a toxic cocktail of chemicals. That’s why more and more people have been turning to natural, chemical-free methods of cleaning their bathrooms.
So, without further ado, here is what you can do with our power ingredients, a microfiber cloth and a little elbow grease.
Lemon is a fantastic cleaning agent. The acid in lemons is antibacterial and antiseptic; it essentially acts as a natural bleach. Natural oils in the rind can also help to shine. The citrus smell of lemon is refreshing and something we equate with cleanliness.
Remove hard water buildup or mineral deposits from your faucets by spritzing lemon juice on the affected area. Wait 10-15 minutes before wiping off.
Clean your toilet by squeezing half a lemon, which you will squeeze into the bowl. Then, sprinkle in some salt. Finally, use your toilet brush to give the bowl a good scrub.
Get rid of soap scum in your shower by applying the lemon juice directly to the area using a sponge, or pour some lemon juice into a spray bottle and use that to apply to a larger surface. Allow the lemon juice to sit for a minute and then wipe clean using a clean, damp cloth. Lemon juice also works great on glass shower doors and even in the bathtub! Just don’t use lemon on natural stone.
Vinegar is a mold killer and mold is a very unique problem in bathrooms. Its acidity makes it a powerful disinfectant and gives it the unique ability to dissolve buildup, sticky residue, and kill bacteria.
Remove mildew from the corners of your shower by spraying the dirty areas with vinegar, and let it dry. Then spray again and wipe clean. The vinegar loosens the particles and kills bacteria. Since it’s much easier to prevent mold than to clean it, you can keep a bottle of vinegar (and essential oils if you want) in your bathroom and spray the shower down after each use!
Clean out your drains with baking soda and vinegar. First, remove any visible debris or blockage like hair. Then pour about 1 cup of dry baking soda down the drain, followed by a 1/2 cup of vinegar. Immediately plug the drain with a stopper or rag. After about 30 minutes, pour boiling water down the drain. That’s it! The baking soda and vinegar reaction will break down the gunk that’s slowing down your drain!
For clear, streak-free mirrors and glass shower doors, mix 50% white vinegar and 50% water in a spray bottle. Give it a good shake and spray it!
Wipe with a microfiber cloth or an old t-shirt. You can apply this method to windows and other glass surfaces, as well!
Baking soda isn’t just for baking! It also doubles as a cleaner by reacting with grease in stains to form glycerol, a common cleansing agent in soap.
It also neutralizes odors to eliminate strong smells.
To clean a tile floor, mix 1/2 cup of baking soda into a warm bucket of water and mop as you normally would. You can add a little bit of lemon juice or essential oils for a fresh scent if you want!
Clean your grout by making a paste out of baking soda and water!
Work it onto the surface with a toothbrush before leaving it to soak for at least 15 mins and rinsing it with water!
Make your bathroom dreams a reality.
Less time. Less mess. No stress.