Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your Bathroom

It may not be spring cleaning, but it's important to clean surfaces the right way. Find out how to clean your bathroom in an eco-friendly way.
Eco-Friendly Ways to Clean Your Bathroom
Valeria Sabater

Written and verified by psychologist Valeria Sabater.

Last update: 27 May, 2022

As you know, keeping the bathroom clean is very important. Bathrooms are a source of bacteria and residuals that need to be removed for the benefit of your health and hygiene. But how many products do you usually buy to clean this private space?

Disinfectants for the toilet and the bathtub, tile cleaners, soap scum, and dirt removal…you probably have a whole collection of cleaning products! And as we’re sure you know, many of them can contain dangerous chemicals that are hazardous to your health as well as the environment.

So why not find out an alternative way to clean your bathroom today? It’s more eco-friendly, less expensive and healthier. You’ll love it!

1. Cleaning the toilet and bathtub

It’s important to keep your toilet and bathtub clean. On the one hand, you want to eliminate any harmful bacteria, and on the other hand, you need to keep your plumbing free from any obstructions. So let’s look at a simple homemade cleaner that will give you great results. Pay attention:

How do you make it?

  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • 4 cups of boiling water
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar

For the toilet

The first thing you’ll do is sprinkle the baking soda inside the toilet bowl and let it sit for half an hour. This not only cleans and disinfects but also helps remove any stains that appear around the water’s edge.

After half an hour has passed, add the hot water mixed with apple cider vinegar to the bowl. Using a brush, scrub the inside of the toilet bowl to remove any bacteria. Isn’t that easy? Now all you need to do is flush.
This is a simple trick you can use two times a week. You’ll see what good results you get. If you want to leave your toilet smelling fresh, you can also add half a liter of water mixed with five drops of tea tree essential oil. It’s one of the best natural disinfectants you can find. Leave this mixture in the bowl overnight, and in the morning you’ll find a better smelling toilet.
In addition, vinegar, lemon juice, and baking soda are three great household cleaning products that are fantastic alternatives to chemical products!

For the bathtub and shower

The routine is the same. So, start by sprinkling baking soda around your surfaces. In this case, you can use a cloth or brush to scrub any areas of soap scum that don’t come off easily. Next, pull your drain stopper so that the water you add doesn’t immediately rinse away, allowing you to take your time as you scrub. When you’re finished, open the drain and let the dirty water wash away.

2. Cleaning your tiles

Option 1. How to clean your bathroom tiles on a daily basis

  • 3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 5 drops of tea tree essential oil
  • 1 liter of water

Make an infusion with rosemary and a liter of water. This herb is a great disinfectant that, combined with tea tree essential oil, will give your tiles a shiny finish.
Once the infusion cools, add 5 drops of tea tree essential oil. Pour the liquid into a spray bottle and clean your tiles as you usually do with a cloth. You’ll see how nice they look and smell!

Option 2. Deep-cleaning bathroom tiles

  • 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 cup of ammonia
  • 4 liters of water

It’s best for deep cleaning stubborn tiles and will also make them shine like new. Heat your four liters of water to just before boiling, then add the remaining ingredients: vinegar, baking soda, and ammonia. Using a small mop, soak it in this mixture and coat all the tiles in your bathroom with it. Dry them with a clean cloth. They’ll be brighter instantly.

3. Cleaning bathroom faucets


How can you clean your bathroom faucets in an environmentally-friendly way?

You’ll need the following two ingredients:

  • 100 ml apple cider vinegar
  • 100 ml water

It’s as simple as it is effective. As we’ve already shown, apple cider vinegar is an indispensable ingredient for cleaning your bathroom cheaply and in an ecologically responsible way. All you need for this cleaner is to mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
If your faucets have a lot of lime deposits around them, you should use pure apple cider vinegar without diluting it. Apply it directly to the tap and let it sit for 10 minutes. Then scrub the area well with an old toothbrush. Use a dry cloth to polish the faucet. You’ll see how it shines, and it’s very effective.
As you can see,  to clean your bathroom in an eco-friendly way is simple and it gives you great results. Why not try it today?

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