5 Eco-Friendly Bathroom Disinfectants

Aside from being a disinfectant,  hydrogen peroxide is also a great alternative for eliminating soap residue and lime stains in the bathroom. 
5 Eco-Friendly Bathroom Disinfectants

Last update: 26 May, 2022

Cleaning and the house and using the best bathroom disinfectants are house chores that, for the sake of hygiene and health, we shouldn’t overlook.

Although we might not notice it in a single glance, hundreds of pathogenic micro-organisms accumulate in the bathroom that can make us sick.

In addition, the humidity, bacteria and residues often lead to unpleasant odors that can inconvenience us.

Fortunately, as well as conventional chemical products, there are 100% ecological solutions that help us make the bathroom spotless without risking our health nor the environment.

In this article, we’d like to share 5 great options so you can remember them as an alternative.

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1. Rosemary and tea tree oil

The combination of rosemary’s disinfectant properties with tea tree oil’s antibacterial powers gives us a potent cleaning productIt’s wonderful in removing the dirty build-up in bathrooms.


  • 3 tablespoons of dried rosemary (30 g)
  • 2 cups of water (500 ml)
  • 6 drops of essential tea tree oil


  • Bring the water to a boil and add the rosemary.
  • Cover the pot and let it cool until the water is warm.
  • After, strain it and add the essential tea tree oil.


  • Spray the disinfectant product on the toilet, tiles and sink.
  • Leave to work for a few minutes and wipe off the grime with a brush or a microfiber rag.

2. White vinegar, lemon and baking soda

The ingredients that we mix together to make this eco-friendly product allows us to disinfect every corner in the bathroom as well as remove those yellow stains that often form on the inside of the toilet. 


  • ½ cup of white vinegar (125 ml)
  • Juice of one lemon
  • ½ cup of baking soda (75 g)


  • Mix the white vinegar with the lemon juice together and set the baking soda aside.


  • Spray the vinegar and lemon solution on the toilet’s surface and leave it to work for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • After, sprinkle on the baking soda and leave it for 5 more minutes.
  • Clean off with a brush or a microfiber rag and wash off.
  • Use it also to clean sinks, showers and floors.

3. Hydrogen peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic and antibacterial product that we can use as a healthy option for keeping our bathrooms impeccable and germ-free.

Even thought it’s slightly gentler than the previous options, it’s great for fighting lime and soap stains. 


  • ¼ cup of hydrogen peroxide (62 ml)
  • ¼ cup of water (62 ml)


  • Heat up some water and, when warm, add the hydrogen peroxide.


  • Spray the liquid on your sink, toilet and shower. Leave to work for 5 minutes.
  • Wash off and dry with an absorbent rag.

4. Baking soda and lemon

We can use a paste made from baking soda and lemon juice as an alternative for disinfecting the toilet and shower. 

These ingredients eliminate the germs that build up on the surface in addition to removing fungus and lime stains.


  • ½ cup of baking soda (75 g)
  • Juice of one lemon


  • Juice the lemon and mix it with the baking soda until a thick paste forms.


  • Scrub the paste onto the surface that you intend to clean and leave it to work for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the leftover paste with a brush and wash off.

5. Apple cider vinegar and lemon

Even though we usually associate apple cider vinegar with cooking or medicinal purposes, it’s good to know that it’s also an excellent ecological product for cleaning homes.

To make this cleaning product, we can combine it with lemon juice to make a fabulous formula that can bleach and disinfect bathrooms.


  • ½ cup of organic apple cider vinegar (125 ml)
  • Juice of ½ lemon


  • Combine organic apple cider vinegar with the juice of half a lemon.


  • Spray the liquid on the toilet, sink and faucet. Leave it on for 5 minutes.
  • After, scrub the surface with a brush or rag and wash off.

Are you interested in using these cleaning products yet? If you’re still using aggressive chemicals, try out using these natural products and discover that you can keep your bathroom spotless without putting yourself at risk for side effects. 

All cited sources were thoroughly reviewed by our team to ensure their quality, reliability, currency, and validity. The bibliography of this article was considered reliable and of academic or scientific accuracy.

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This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.