I hate vacuuming, but I love cleaning the bathroom... especially the bathtub. To be honest, I haven't always loved cleaning the tub.
It's rigid. It's bumpy. It has hard water stains and can take a lot of scrubbing.
My roommate is on vacation for a couple of months. I peeked into his/the guest bathroom to make sure it's being cleaned properly. I wasn't surprised at all - it's not.
I don't think he's scrubbed anything a day in his life. And, if he's reading this - hopefully he'll get the memo. I will make tub scrub anytime! It takes moments and doesn't require you to do any scrubbing.
The bottom of the guest shower is that rigid, bumpy material. Dirt can easily get trapped into those ridges. It's super difficult to scrub.
how to clean a shower - zero waste:
To clean my shower in a zero waste manner, I start with a rag. Dip the rag into the tub scrub. Rub it in circular motions on the tub or shower floor.
Walk away for 10 minutes or more depending on how bad the stains are. Come back and wipe the grime away. I feel like an infomercial, but it's really that easy. It practically wipes away.
Then I fill a bucket with water and make sure all the scrub is washed away.
I love this scrub because it's super easy and it's not filled with unnecessary chemicals. It's not dangerous if you breathe it in. You don't feel like you've fumigated your house. And, it just cleans super, super well.
- 3/4 Cup of Baking Soda (Bought in bulk)
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Hydrogen Peroxide (I still buy this in packaging. Also great for homemade bleach.)
- 2-3 Tablespoons of Liquid Castile Soap (I like Dr. B, but sometimes I use the dish soap from Fillaree which is awesome.)
Mix all of these ingredients in a small bowl. The mixture should become a thick paste. It doesn't keep very well. This mixture is what I use for the entire tub.
There's not very good natural light in this bathroom. But, hopefully you can see the difference. This also works excellently for grout!
I don't make too many cleaning products. I typically keep to my all-purpose sprays and this tub scrub. But, I reached out to y'all on instagram about what you struggle with cleaning all naturally. I'm coming out with a dusting spray and cleaner for laminate and hardwood floor.
What places do you struggle with cleaning all naturally?
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