Cleaning Your Bathroom Effectively & Naturally
One of the biggest struggles when it comes to cleaning is keeping your bathroom in a sparkling condition. We know that bathrooms can accumulate dirt quickly more so than any other room in the house and there's nothing worse than a dirty bathroom. However, the problem with a lot of bathroom cleaning products is that they contain all sorts of harmful chemicals that can damage your health. So, we've compiled a list of eco-friendly tips that use 3 main natural ingredients to help you tackle the dirt and grime of your bathroom. The ingredients you can use to clean your bathroom are: white vinegar, baking soda, water, and a hint of essential oils to mask the scent of the vinegar, giving you a fresh clean smell.
Before you start cleaning you need to have the right tools to accompany the cleaning products you'll be using. Your best friend when cleaning a bathroom is a microfiber cloth. It's the most superior material when tackling germs and tough grime in the bathroom, it leaves no threads behind and it lasts a lifetime. Microfiber cloths are a valuable investment for long-term cleaning solutions, it's effective and really reduces the amount of cleaning solution you use, allowing you to save further.
Tiles, Floor and Grouting
Vinegar mixed with water works as a natural solution to clean a lot of areas in the bathroom, it helps to fight soap scum and can clean areas such as tile, counters, and cabinets. To really get in those cracks and corners, use a toothbrush and some elbow grease to remove stains in those hard to reach places.
Depending on how blocked the drain is in your showers and sink, you might need a plumber to fight through the blockage. But a great way to stay on top of a partially clogged drain is baking soda, vinegar, boiling water, and the help of a plunger.
Pour the boiling water down the drain and add your baking soda, allowing it to sit for a couple of minutes. Then take your white vinegar, some more boiling water, and pour it over the baking soda. You will want to contain the reaction within the drain, so put in the plug and leave it to sit for a couple of minutes. Rinse the drain one last time with boiling water to wash everything away. If the drain is still clogged, try using a plunger to dislodge the contents blocking the drain.
Adding a drain strainer to showers and sinks will help catch a lot of the materials that can block the drain, making your life a lot easier when it comes to cleaning.
Shower, Bath & Sink
Vinegar and water - or - baking soda and water also work for cleaning soap scum that builds up in baths, showers, and sinks. If you find those solutions aren't tough enough for those hard to clean areas, try mixing baking soda and vinegar to make a paste. Apply the paste to the tougher cleaning areas and leave it to sit for a while so the acid in the vinegar can help break down the scum.
Cleaning your toilet more frequently makes it a lot easier in the long run. Sprinkling baking soda, so that it coats the inside of the toilet, and pouring white vinegar over it works like magic in removing stains and lingering smells.
Bathroom mirrors can gather a lot of dirt over time and one of the main issues when cleaning a mirror is the streaks and residue from the cloth that are left behind. Mixing 50:50 vinegar and water in a bottle will help get rid of the streaks when cleaning your mirror. This strength of vinegar in the solution can be an overwhelming smell for a lot of people, so we suggest using our Natural Glass Cleaner for a streak-free mirror, and it smells great.
Also, be careful with the material in which you choose to wipe the mirror. Some materials tend to leave threads behind, which is why we suggest using a microfiber cloth. They leave no residue and they last forever!
Cleaning the Extractor Fan
One cleaning task that a lot of people seem to neglect is cleaning the fan in the bathroom, and this is essential to remove lingering odours and moisture from the bathroom. When a fan gets blocked with dust it prevents moisture from leaving the bathroom leading to mould, which thrives in damp conditions.
If your fan is in a relatively clean condition you might get away with using the dusting attachment on the vacuum, but if it hasn't been cleaned in a long time you'll need a more hands-on approach to tackle the dirt.
One thing that's important to note is turning off the electricity that's powering the fan, it's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to cleaning electronics. Remove the vent cover of the fan and clean it in soapy water. Then, use a cloth to wipe away any dust or dirt that's stuck to the cover. If you can, you will also want to clean any dust or dirt that has built up on the fan blades or in and around the unit, but I will repeat it again - make sure the electricity is off. Always make sure parts are properly dry before reconnecting everything.
DIY solutions are handy when you have time but finding the right balance between ingredients can be difficult for tackling different bathroom stains. However, because of the nature of the bathroom, when cleaning you want to make sure it is done right and in the most effective way possible.
Our Natural Bathroom Cleaner is our most sought-after product among AspenClean's consumers. It creates the perfect balance of natural ingredients that work perfectly on soap scum and hard water marks and is safe for use on multiple bathroom surfaces. Most of all, it smells fantastic!
Using the bathroom cleaner with our specially formulated Bathroom Microfiber Cloth makes the cleaning a lot more effective. Our microfiber bathroom cleaning cloths use friction, static energy and capillary effects to trap and remove dust, dirt, oils and even bacteria. As the cloths are so effective, you tend to use less product, making it more sustainable.
For the likes of toilets or areas that require a tougher cleaning approach, our Natural SuperScrub Scouring Powder will help you handle any of these issues with maximum efficiency. No matter how tough and old the stains are, our proprietary formula will allow you to remove them quickly and easily. Best of all, it is absolutely safe and prevents you from coming into contact with toxic chemicals contained in conventional cleaners and scrub powders. Our SuperScrub Scouring Powder is like a much stronger version of baking soda, it works more effectively on stains, and contains strong antibacterial and antifungal capabilities.
Trust me, you won't regret the switch!