“Carolin“, that is a cleaner brand?! (And they grabbed the domain Carolin.com. Thank you!) Carolin is from France. Looks good. Ah, with baking soda! I turn the blue and white spray bottle.
What the…?! 8 Dollar? That is my entire shopping budget for today. And I would like some food on the table.
When we lived in Morocco I didn’t have much to choose from when it came to store-bought bathroom cleaners. I found 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 bathroom cleaners like Carolin 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.
I even found pure, concentrated salt acid for bathroom cleaning. Ouch…
I didn’t want any of these in my home. But still I needed to clean the bathroom. Is there a recipe out there for homemade bathroom cleaner? One that doesn’t call for fancy or toxic stuff?
Homemade Bathroom Cleaner to spray on
I searched the Internet and found myriads of recipes and cleaning hacks. I tried a lot (yes, I had a lot of time in those days) and many failed. But after all, I finally found a bathroom cleaner recipe that with a few tweaks I still use today. I buy the ingredients in bulk. Usually, they last for years.
This is the best bathroom cleaner ever to me, but the recipe is not carved in stone. You can experiment with it yourself. For example, you could take different essential oils.
The ingredients for the best bathroom cleaner ever
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 2 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. You can use other essential oils like lemongrass, lavender, or eucalyptus. If you don’t have rubbing alcohol at home, use more vinegar instead.
Vinegar is an awesome safe and all-natural cleaner! Learn 10 Ways to Clean Your Home with Vinegar in the free Cheatsheet in the resource library. Grab your password by subscribing at the bottom of this post and get instant access!
This homemade bathroom cleaner brings down grease, soap scam, and scale. Your new favorite bathroom cleaner smells fresh. The lemon oil is masking the smell of vinegar. The bathroom cleaner is also disinfecting due to tea tree oil and rubbing alcohol. The cleaner is also the best bathtub cleaner I ever had and a great tile cleaner.
The best thing is this homemade bathroom cleaner is really easy use. Spray on, wipe and rinse.
I have a dishmatic washing brush filled with my homemade bathroom cleaner. I store it underneath the sink in the bathroom and whenever the sink needs a super quick wipe I use it. The brush filled with bathroom cleaner and disinfecting wipes are my secret weapons to getting the bathroom guest-ready in one minute. (Which is important if you have Moroccan family and only one bathroom!)
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!
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?
P.S. Vinegar is an awesome safe and all-natural cleaner! Learn 10 Ways to Clean Your Home with Vinegar in the free Cheatsheet in the resource library. Grab your password by subscribing and get instant access!