Harsh cleaners may be tough on stains, but you know what else? The fumes are also very hard on your breathing passages.
Add essential oils to your bathroom cleaning routine, and they will not only be easier on the nose, but they will make your bathroom clean as a whistle and leave it smelling great. In fact, the pleasing scent is its own reward.
Homemade toilet bombs: When dropped in the bowl, they’ll start fizzing like mad, just like the version for your relaxing bath, leaving your bowl sparkling clean and deodorized. All you need are a few pantry ingredients from this recipe, courtesy of the blog DIY Natural, and a couple dozen or so drops of essential oil. (We recommend eucalyptus oil.)
Grout cleaner: Make your grout gleaming white again with an old toothbrush and this grime-busting paste: 1/2 cup of baking soda, 12 drops lemon essential oils and just enough water, added gradually, to form the paste. To clean, apply the paste, allow to rest for five minutes, scrub and rinse.
Tub and shower cleaner: After each shower or bath, spritz this all over to defeat soap scum buildup (without breaking the bank on store-bought solutions). Pour in vinegar and 20 drops essential oil (like tea tree or orange) in an empty spray bottle, and shake vigorously.
Floor cleaner: Get those tile floors shining with this simplest of solutions: To a bucket of warm water, add one cup vinegar, a tablespoon of Castile soap (if you have lots of grime) and 15 to 20 drops of essential oil.
Disinfectant wipes: These make everyday cleanup a snap. Swap the harsh fumes with the fresh scents of eucalyptus and tea tree oil with this super simple recipe, courtesy of Recipes with Essential Oils.
These concoctions are not only easy on the budget, they smell great! And something that smells this awesome while you clean provides its own little reward.