With all the new age bicarb and vinegar movement going on I would be surprised to hear that anyone is still cleaning their bathrooms with chemical cleaning products. I am not sure how you feel about the words Poison, Caution, Danger or Warning, but somewhere in my mind a red light starts flashing and says alert, beware and then I start thinking maybe there is a better solution. Yes, totally, there is a better solution and that is Bicarbonate Soda and White Vinegar. These two products combined makes a fantastic fizzy cleaning solution!!
I use my bicarb in a container with a shaker lid and put my vinegar into a spray bottle. Just sprinkle the bicarb over the counter top then spray the vinegar on, and watch all that fizzing action going on (that is cleaning your counter top for you). Get a clean damp cloth and wipe over. Then put a couple of drops of Lemon, Orange, Lavender, Tea Tree or Lemongrass Essential Oil onto a clean warm damp cloth or Paper Towel and wipe over the counter top for a refreshing and bacteria free clean top!!
For stubborn stains you may need to make a paste with bicarb and castille liquid soap, use just enough soap to make a paste. Add a drop or two of Tea Tree or Lavender Essential Oils and gently rub into stubborn stains.
For your toilet, put half a cup each of bicarb and vinegar directly into your toilet with a couple of drops of Essential Oils and scrub away with your cleaning brush. For stubborn stains you may want to leave half a cup of vinegar in the toilet bowl for a good half an hour or so before adding the bicarb.
The great thing about cleaning your bathroom using these products is that you are NOT using any harmful chemicals in your bathroom, you are not breathing in any harmful chemicals whilst cleaning and you can be sure that your children will be spared from these harmful chemicals too. The other great reason to choose this way of cleaning, is you’ll find it is a cheaper way to clean, a Win/Win situation!!
Some Essential Oils that have anti-bacterial properties include: Cinnamon, Clove, Eucaulyptus, Oregano, Lavender, Lemon, Lemon Myrtle, Niaouli, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Tea Tree and Thyme.