This is a guest post from Amanda of Natural Living Mamma. In the months of March and April we are hosting several guest posts so that MAM can enjoy her new baby.
Before I began my wellness journey into more holistic living I used store bought cleaning products. When I went to clean the bathroom it was a constant game of “clean as fast as I can and don’t breathe while doing it or you will end up in the ER with asthma problems.” It amazes me now that I just accepted that feeling and cleaned in a rush in bursts of prolonged breath holding for years.
When I discovered that the chemicals I was using to clean the bathroom were truly terrible for me, thanks to the EWG database, I decided to try a new, non toxic, method of cleaning that doesn’t leave me running for the inhaler.
- 1C Baking Soda
- ¼ C Salt
- (Optional) 5-10 drops each of Lemon and Rosemary Essential oils.
Lemon will help get the caked on scum from the tub and the rosemary will disinfect the tub naturally without harsh chemicals. It makes your bathroom smell nice too.
Combine the ingredients until incorporated and sprinkle around the whole tub. Scrub with a sponge or washcloth and rinse it away! You can even move the baking soda near the drain and wash it down with vinegar to help unclog the drain. Sometimes I will rinse the tub with vinegar and water combination 1:1 ratio to help retard mold and mildew growth.
Safe and effective cleaning is easy and inexpensive! Who would want to pay good money to use toxic junk when this works so well.
Some of my other favorite natural cleaning tips can be found in this post including how to get rid of carpet stains and natural window cleaner.