How to Keep Your Bathroom Clean with Non-Toxic Solutions

The bathroom area is one place that should always be kept clean so as to prevent dangerous bacteria from breeding there. It is a place that needs to be cleaned as often as possible and if at all you do not want to use toxic detergents for the sake of your younger kids, be informed that there is always an alternative. Non-toxic natural materials can be used to clean the bathroom, and guess what- they are all readily available! These materials are all inexpensive and natural, meaning that they can be used to safely clean the bathroom without worrying that children will accidentally ingest the chemicals.


For mirrors, consider cleaning them with 50/50 vinegar and water after they have been mixed in a spray bottle. You can then use newspapers or old t-shirts that are cut up to wipe down the mirror after spraying since paper towels are known to leave lots of residue. If you have microfiber cloths, you only need a wet one and a dry one for cleaning the mirrors without actually needing to use chemicals.

Tile, shower, tub and counters

A microfiber can be used in cleaning all the above mentioned effectively especially where soap scum in the shower is concerned. Other non-toxic options that also work great include;

  • Baking soda and water paste can be used in cleaning stuck-on-gunk in the tub and shower. Using vinegar on tough stains is preferred as opposed to water.
  • A 50/50 water and vinegar solution
  • For grout, consider sprinkling baking soda on the floor after which you then spray with hydrogen peroxide which is undiluted then scrub gently with a toothbrush.
  • Homemade scouring powder should be used for stained tubs and other tough messes. Ingredients for this include one cup of baking soda, half a cup of salt and half a cup of borax.
  • Where painted door frames, wall tiles, and spots on doors are concerned, a homemade all purpose cleaner will disinfect and clean. The ingredients for this include washing soda, liquid castile soap, borax and essential oils.


Sprinkling some baking soda once a week around the inside of the toilet and then dumping a cup of undiluted white vinegar into the water is important so as to remove stains and any lingering urine smell. Urine can also hide in the hinges of the toilet seat and also under bolt caps especially if you have children you are potty training.

Air freshening

Non-toxic sprays you can easily prepare in the shortest time possible include;

One and a half cups of water, half a cup vinegar and 12 to 15 drops of pure essential oil. These can be doubled depending on the size of your spray bottle or if you prefer a stronger version.

Apply the above mentioned and you will be glad that you did!

  • August 01, 2015
  • Corey Creed