Oh Yeah… a simple homemade bathroom cleaner that works wonders!
Let’s face it. I haven’t met anyone who gets excited about cleaning the bathroom or making a homemade bathroom cleaner.
I suit up like a doctor going in for surgery. I snap my gloves on, lower my safety glasses, and pull down the face mask before I engage in this dreaded task.
Anyone with me?
OK, I may be exaggerating about the face mask but seriously this is a room in the house that gets the most use and when guests arrive, you want it to be clean and presentable.
Have you thought about making a homemade bathroom cleaner?
I wanted to make sure that the products I am using are really going to clean the bathroom.
I have been making my own homemade cleaners for a few years. But, I will admit I was skeptical at first.
I’ve experimented with several recipes for all purpose cleaners, laundry detergents, and liquid hand soaps. My boys actually love helping me make them and left brain joined in measuring precisely each ingredient much to my amusement.
Making a homemade bathroom cleaner is inexpensive, quick, and uses less toxic chemicals and dyes than store-bought cleaners. Plus, I like knowing (and being able to pronounce!) all the ingredients in my cleaning products. However, I would always fall back to clorox cleaner wipes to clean the hard-to-reach areas in the bathroom…….until now.
I have a homemade bathroom cleaner that I know you will love…. but, I added a twist!
Here it is folks! It’s so simple it is almost too simple!
- I recycled the empty clorox container
- I made a label, using my Silhouette machine, so left brain would know what was inside the container
- I filled the container with my homemade bathroom cleaner ingredients
- I added 35 of my favorite paper towels (10 more than what was originally in the container)
There you have it!
Now you can have individual wipes to use in those hard-to-reach places but you’re using homemade bathroom cleaner instead of harsh chemicals.
Recipe for Homemade Bathroom Cleaner
I love this recipe for a Homemade Bathroom Cleaner. You can buy all the ingredients at your local grocery store.
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 Cup Vinegar
- 1 Cup Rubbing Alcohol
- 5 drops of Dawn or Dish Liquid
- 5 drops of Doterra essential oils (Tea Tree, Lavender, Citrus Blend)
Mix this together and put it in a spray container or in this case, a recycled plastic container. My educated guess is that it costs under $4.00 and you can do this recipe over and over again with the left over products.
Tip: I am a fan of using essential oils for two reasons.
- I don’t mind the smell of vinegar but it can be strong so the oils help add a more pleasant aroma.
- If you want to add antibacterial fighting elements to your cleaners use tea tree oil.
Let us know if you love making homemade cleaners and which recipe you like the best.
If you have another hack, we’d love to share it with our readers. If you loved this recipe, we have another great recipe that shows how to make a DIY hand scrub using household ingredients.
My features from A Little Bird Told Me Link Party!
I have returned to my DIY roots and have selected some amazing ladies to feature this week. They have some great DIY projects that you can repeat or pass on to someone you know who loves a great DIY activity.
Wesens-Art presents great DIY projects for the Home and Garden. She gave several examples which is nice when you are trying to decide what you want to tackle next.
Alicia from Your Vibrant Family has a great DIY cell phone screen cleaner. I’m sure that it is something that all of us need at one time or other.
Handan from The Navage Patch has two great DIY projects. A toolbox planter which had me at “toolbox” and a step stool makeover that confirmed to me that you really can and should us a postage stamp motif on just about anything! I loved this final project.
Party time! A Little Bird Told Me that you’ve been doing some amazing things! I’d love for you to share! Link up a recipe, craft, home decor project, home school post, activity/craft for kids, or any other post you’re proud of! Your post will be shown on each host’s blog where we will individually pick features each week. We’re teaming up to bring you an even bigger and better party!