Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Homemade Bathroom Cleaner

Yesterday's Monday Motivation hopefully got you to tackle your bathroom this week. 

I'm always on the lookout for inexpensive cleaning products that are not full of toxic chemicals to clean my bathroom.  I clean my bathrooms every few days and try to wipe up the sinks every day after we've finished getting ready for the day. 

For the everyday wipe up, I use my Sparkle Cleaner.  Up until now, for the every-other-day clean up, I've been using Borax on a damp sponge, followed by the Sparkle Cleaner. 

But now (cue happy music), I've discovered a spray cleaner that cuts through the soap and dirt that shows up at my house.  I've always liked the convenience of spray cleaner, but not the chemicals or strong smell.  I need something that won't harm my septic tank too. 

I've tried a variety of homemade recipes, but I narrowed it down to a simple 2 ingredient product. 

First I started with a 1 quart spray bottle (I got mine in a 3 pack at Sam's club).  Then I added 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1 Tbl. of Dawn dish detergent, and 2 cups of water.  I shook  it well and then it was  ready to use. 

I sprayed it on my shower, all my sinks, and even in and on my toilet and let it sit.  After 10 minutes, I went back and rinsed the sinks and shower and toweled dry.  With the toilet, I swished the cleaner and let it sit until someone had to flush the toilet (get my drift?).   The seat and outside of the bowl were wiped down with a damp rag.  This all took only a few minutes and my bathroom was clean and fresh smelling. 

Some people don't like the smell of the vinegar, but it doesn't last long and actually works to deodorize the air in the bathroom. 


  1. Pinned this one, thanks. Can't wait to use it!

  2. I use Sparkle Cleaner now everyday. I'll get another spray bottle and make a new solution. What do we call it?

    Have a great day!

  3. Well, I've been using this cleaner this month on three bathrooms and it works great! I'm so glad you came up with it. Oh by the way, I've named it Super Cleaner.


  4. Super Cleaner is a great name! I'm going to label my bottle right now!!

  5. does it work on hard water/soap scum?? I have tried everything and I can never get all of it off the shower walls.

    1. Yes, it does take off soap scum and most hard water stains. I had to scrub a bit more with a Scotch green scrubbing pad, but it really made a difference.

  6. I cannot thank you enough for sharing your brilliant idea.I was amazed at the great job it did on my bathroom.the price was dirt cheap as well.I was able to breathe thru the whole process which was amazing. Thanks again.


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