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Store-bought cleaning products can be filled with smelly, dangerous, toxic chemicals. Instead of buying them, why not try making your own? Here are 15 DIY bathroom cleaners that use (or reuse) common household items to help you save money as well as keep the environment—and your home—a little cleaner.
1. Scrub the bathtub with half a grapefruit dipped in salt.
2. Get a sparkling, great-smelling toilet with homemade toilet fizz bombs.
Have a mini muffin pan handy along with 1/4 cup citric acid, a cup of baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and lemon extract. Follow these instructions to achieve a sparkling, great-smelling toilet.
3. Get rid of the soap scum on a shower door with a dryer sheet.
4. Make bathroom-cleaning wipes out of rubbing alcohol, lemon juice, and vinegar.
These directions even show you how to make your own decorative container.
5. Get rid of mold and mildew with vodka.
Vodka’s high alcohol content not only kills mold and mildew, it’s also great for shining fixtures.
6. Clean a showerhead by attaching a gallon-sized Ziploc bag filled with vinegar to it.
Use a rubber band to secure the bag to your shower head, and let it sit in vinegar for a few hours. The vinegar will help descale and remove buildup.
7. Prevent hard water stains with homemade daily shower cleaner.
Water, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dishwashing soap, and automatic dishwasher rinse is all you need to make this easy shower cleaner.
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8. Remove rust stains with cream of tartar and lemon juice.
The cream of tartar acts as a tough abrasive, while the citric acid in lemon juice helps penetrate and dissolve deep stains. Use a toothbrush for extra scrubbing power.
9. Shine chrome faucets with wax paper.
10. Make a homemade all-purpose cleaner tough enough to clean floors.
Together, the white vinegar and washing soda really knock out dirt. This recipe works magic on vinyl, tile, and linoleum.
11. Wipe down a mirror with strong, brewed, black tea.
12. Remove hard water stains in a toilet with a pumice stone.
13. Remove bathtub mold with cotton coil soaked in bleach.
14. Whiten grout and clean tile by mixing together baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and dish soap.
This rock star cleaning solution is made of 1/2 cup of baking soda, 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide, and a teaspoon of liquid dish soap. The hydrogen peroxide whitens, while the baking soda helps scrub away stains.