It’s important to have something a little stronger for the bathroom. Bathrooms are prone to mildew, bacteria, and viruses. This natural bathroom cleaner is tough on grime, soap scum, and germs… and smells amazing too!
Tough on Grime and Germs
This natural bathroom cleaner can tackle most of the bathroom cleaning to-do list. The washing soda is more alkaline than baking soda, with a pH of 11. It’s useful for softening hard water and cutting through lime scale and grease. (Note: Washing soda is not the same as baking soda.)
Borax is a little controversial, but it’s a safe cleaner. Just avoid using it around areas where there’s food. Omit the borax if desired, though the spray may not clean as effectively.
A lot of natural bathroom cleaners rely on castile soap, but in this case Sal Suds are used. It’s a natural, yet potent detergent derived from coconut.
Germ-Busting Essential Oils
Essential oils provide the antibacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties in this natural bathroom cleaner.
Since this is a stronger all-purpose spray for the bathroom, the concentration of essential oils is a little higher. Concentrations around 1% are effective on stronger pathogens commonly found in bathrooms, like E. coli, staphylococcus, and salmonella.
All Purpose Natural Bathroom Cleaner Recipe
Bathroom Cleaner Ingredients
- 2 tsp borax
- 1 tsp washing soda
- 8 ounces very hot water
- 1 TBSP sals suds
- about 1 cup room temperature water
- ¼ tsp lemon essential oil
- ½ tsp orange essential oil
- 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
- ¼ tsp clove essential oil
- 16 oz glass spray bottle
Bathroom Cleaner Instructions
- Pour the washing soda and borax into the spray bottle, then the hot water. Cap the bottle, and shake well until the powder dissolves.
- Remove the cap and then add the Sal Suds and essential oils. Add room temperature water until the bottle is just shy of full, making sure to leave room for the sprayer lid.
- Gently shake the bottle to combine.
(I found this particular bottle on Amazon.com. It is durable with a good spray, and even better price. The chalkboard can be re-used to change what is inside.)
How to Use
- Spray on all surfaces in the bathroom, including sinks, toilets, tile, floors, and fiberglass. Test a small area first if there’s any concern the spray may damage a material or surface.
- For disinfection, spray and wait a few minutes before wiping off. This gives the essential oils time to kill pathogens on the surface.
- For tougher spots, leave the spray on for 10 minutes before scrubbing off.