Author Jean Morrison
Make your own non-toxic bathroom tile cleaner
Commercial cleaning products are everywhere in our bathrooms and what a toxic lot they are! We like our bathrooms to be squeaky clean but inadvertently the very products we use are doing us damage. By the word "us" I mean our health and our environment. Many cleaners are quite toxic. Those sorts of products certainly do annihilate every germ in their paths but the damage they do to our health and our fragile environment are not worth the wondrous cleaning jobs they perform in our bathrooms, at least not whilst we have natural, non-toxic, friendly cleaners that we can use instead.
We have natural products that can lift the dirt and remove the soap and stains on tiles just as well as commercial products and they cost a fraction of the price of the commercial ones.
Lets get down to something constructive and make a non-toxic tile cleaner. The ingredients are probably in your pantry right now, so let's get started.
Learn how to clean your tiles without using nasty poisonous chemicals
Pour a small amount of water onto a sponge, sprinkle with baking soda and wipe the tiles over. You may need a toothbrush to scrub the grout between the tiles.
Vinegar is great for removing a calcium build up caused by water. I now use a 50-50 mixture of white vinegar and dish washing detergent and clean my shower tiles with that. It does a brilliant job. Use it on the glass in the shower doors too. If you put the mixture into a spray bottle that works well.
Always rinse the tiles down to remove any residue of baking soda and any remains of vinegar/detergent, if used. The detergent can be slippery so rinse the tiles well.
Did you know:
Varying health hazards are created by individual cleaning ingredients. Some cause acute, or immediate, hazards such as respiratory or skin or irritation. Some cause watery eyes, or chemical burns. Others are associated with chronic, or long-term, effects such as cancer.
Something which might seem as innocent as a fragrance can cause acute effects such as respiratory irritation, headache, sneezing, and watery eyes in sensitive individuals and allergy and asthma sufferers. Apparently one-third of the substances used in the fragrance industry are toxic!
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