When we lived in Morocco I didn’t have much to choose from when it came to store-bought bathroom cleaners. I found that some big brands I knew from Germany. But that stuff was heavily scented or way more aggressive than the versions I used to know. Other cleaners were just way too expensive. I mean like 8 bucks per bottle expensive while we lived on a Moroccan income of far less than 1000 Dollars a month. And then, I even found concentrated salt acid for cleaning. Ouch…
I didn’t want any of these in my home. In conclusion, I needed to come up with my own homemade bathroom cleaner.
Homemade Bathroom Cleaner to spray on – An easy solution
Therefore I searched the Internet and found myriads of recipes and cleaning hacks. I tried a lot (yes, I had a lot of time then) and many failed. But after all, I finally found a cleaner recipe that with a few tweaks I still use today. I buy the ingredients in bulk. Usually, they last for years.
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tablespoon unscented dish soap
- 1,5 cup water
- 8 drops tea tree oil
- 8 drops lemon or peppermint oil
Mix well and store in a spray bottle. This homemade bathroom cleaner smells fresh and is also disinfecting. You can use other essential oils like lemongrass or eucalyptus.
The best thing is its easy use. Spray on, wipe and rinse.
Important Note: This bathroom cleaner contains vinegar and therefore it cannot be used on marble or granite counter tops. If you have such, then you need to leave out the vinegar and essential oils.
So, have some fun cleaning your bathroom and enjoy the fresh smell!
Ah, nice and clean!
To me, the best thing is to step into the clean and fresh bathroom afterward. What do you like best about cleaning the bathroom? Do you like to use DIY cleaners or do you have a favorite brand that you use?