This DIY homemade bathroom cleaner is made from just two ingredients and yet super effective! It will save you money and help you avoid using chemical laden alternatives.
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After our first child was born 6 years ago, I became pretty determined to try to find ways that I could avoid chemicals in our house, especially in our cleaning products. I never was crazy about the strong noxious smell of so many of them, but now that I had a baby that was often nearby when I was getting our house spic and span, I really wasn’t impressed!
I found a homemade cleaner recipe that was basically water and vinegar and it worked okay but was nothing great. So when I came across a recipe for homemade bathroom cleaner that people were raving over, I was pretty excited. I made it last week, used it immediately and well, let’s just say that there was a reason that people were raving!
Not only is this homemade cleaner inexpensive and easy to make, but it also did an amazing job of getting things clean. What impressed me the most is that the buildup that I could never get off of the caulking in our bathtub/shower wiped clean without any real effort when I used this homemade cleaner. It officially has me sold!
And if you aren’t a fan of the smell of vinegar, try this tip that uses lemon or orange peels to help improve the smell!
Here’s the recipe so that you can make your own and enjoy the amazing results yourself!
DIY Homemade Bathroom Cleaner
- 12 ounces white vinegar
- 12 ounces Dawn dish soap (I used the blue)
1. Heat vinegar until hot and pour into spray bottle.
2. Add the Dawn dish soap. Put the lid on and gently shake to incorporate.
3. Use and be amazed at how well your bathroom gets cleaned! For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight. Then, scrub and rinse.
Update: I’ve learned that with this cleaner unless your surface has bad scum build-up, you only need to lightly spray your surface. Then usually wiping twice with a damp cloth will wipe it clean. Because of the soap, if you get spray happy you will have a sudsy mess to try to wipe up and while your surface should be good and clean, you might get frustrated at the effort it takes to wipe it all up!
Update #2: A friend told me that she decreases the amount of the Dawn dish soap to about 8 oz. and this takes care of the suds problem while still being a very effective cleaner. I tried it with my last batch and liked the results!
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