Back in the day when I realized how much I was being affected by chemical cleaners in my home and wanted them out, I found Norwex Cloths online and fell in love with them. I immediately got rid of all my cleaners except my Comet for the bathtub (these cloths were just not doing it for my bathtub grime) and my toilet bowl cleaner (I'm not cleaning the inside of my toilet with these cloths, thank you very much!). After a short time I realized that I needed to find something natural to replace these two cleaners because I would get a huge headache every time I cleaned my bathroom and I now had a toddler crawling about that I was terrified would get into a cupboard and kill himself eating these last two chemical cleaners left in my home (he was the child that couldn't be child proofed no matter what I did). So the search began, I found an awesome natural bathroom scrub from Norwex, but for thirty bucks a pop! I also found a bunch of toilet bowl cleaner recipes online but wasn't completely thrilled with any of them. At the time I was experimenting with dishwasher detergents and they were failing left and right, I don't like to throw anything out so I tried one of them as a bathroom scrub for my tub and sinks. I added a few of my favorite cleaning essential oils (Sunburst
) and I had a new bathroom scrub. I loved the way it cleaned and using essential oils disinfect and prevent mold and bacteria from growing. I then tried it in the toilet and it worked great! So now I have a multi-purpose bathroom scrub that works for sinks, tubs and even the toilet!
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid
1/4 cup salt
Add to a container and shake to incorporate all the ingredients. Then add 15 drops essential oil. I use and love Sunburst
. Check out my Cleaning with No Chemicals
post for other bacteria busting essential oils.
You can place this solution in a used spice jar container for easy sprinkling or just keep a tablespoon in your container and sprinkle around your wet tub, sink or toilet. After cleaning my bathtub I spray with my disinfectant spray (included in Cleaning with No Chemicals
post) to prevent mold growth.
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