If there are two things that almost all of us agree with, it’s free stuff and eco-friendly stuff. Both have big benefits for different reasons, not least for your wallet and – of course – mother nature herself. In today’s blog post, we’ll share 4 cleaning products (that you can make at home today) which aren’t just affordable, but are also incredibly eco-friendly. Sound like a good deal? Then read on!
4. Bathroom mould remover
Mould is a stubborn problem that almost all bathrooms will suffer from at some point. But if you’d rather not reach for those chemical-based cleaning products, there is a way you can tackle it yourself. First, mix a teaspoon of eco-friendly washing up liquid with 200ml of baking powder, then add as much water as you need to form a paste. Apply the paste to the mould, then leave for a couple of hours. Come back, wash away the remaining paste with some warm water and you should be left with a much cleaner surface!
3. Home-made bathroom air freshener
You don’t need us to explain why an air freshener is so essential in the bathroom, but you also don’t need to turn to a branded product with who-knows-what inside it. Instead, create your own eco-friendly bathroom air freshener (or odour neutraliser) by taking 1 tablespoon of baking soda (not baking powder, mind you), then adding around 5 drops of your favourite essential oil. Mix until you have a paste-like substance, then place this into a small spray bottle. Add enough warm water to fill the bottle, then shake, shake, shake! You’ll now have a very effective odour neutralising spray that cost pennies and won’t cost the earth, either.
2. Eco-friendly glass and mirror cleaner
Glass is one of the most common materials in any bathroom, so it’s important you have a reliable cleaner you can turn to. In order to create your very own home-made glass cleaner, simply mix together 250ml of white vinegar with 500ml of water. Finally, add a few drops of eco-friendly washing up liquid and add the whole mixture to a spray bottle. It may not smell too appealing, but with this spray to hand, you’ll enjoy streak-free glass surfaces not just in your bathroom, but the whole house!
1. All-in-one bathroom surface cleaner
Finally, we’ll leave you with an absolute bathroom cleaning essential: the all-in-one bathroom surface cleaner. You can use this on everything from your toilet cistern to your tiles and sinks. To create a spray bottle’s worth, simply mix 50ml of white vinegar with enough warm water to fill the bottle. Next, add about two tablespoons of eco-friendly washing up liquid, and finally (if you can find some), add a tablespoon of borax too. You can also throw in some essential oils, like tea tree, to give your ultimate eco-friendly cleaning spray a nice aroma.
Getting your bathroom looking clean-as-a-whistle doesn’t need to be pricey (or bad for the environment), and we hope our suggestions above have proven that. Want even more expert bathroom advice?