I have always been amazed by how clean a space is when it is done by the professionals. And in 2020 I gave myself a goal to learn how to clean that well.. but also green. I learned a lot from the book clean my space. Her motto is start with the simplest cleaner and only use the heavy duty things if you need to. So here is what I use in my bathroom.
Once a day: I use a toilet bomb and use force of nature to clean the sink and top of toilet. Takes about 5 minutes
Once a week: I do a full cleaning of tub, toilet, sink and floor. This takes around 30 minutes
Once a month: I run a full batch of toilet bomb in my bath tub to clean my jets and also do a quick wipe of walls and ceiling with a microfiber mop. This takes an hour but mostly of time to fill the tub.
Multi-purpose cleaner: Force of Nature
This is a natural cleaner and disinfectant. The initial cost is $50 for 5 bottles worth. But then goes down to $1 a bottle. So i use around one bottle a week in the bathroom.
- 1 Cup Baking Soda
- 1/4 Cup Citric Acid
- 1 Tablespoon Hydrogen Peroxide
- 20 Drops of Thieves Essential Oil (or essential oil of choice)
Combine the baking soda and citric acid in a bowl. Then slowly add the essential oils. I put the hydrogen peroxide in a spray bottle and spray and stir until mixture holds together when squeezed. I then put them into my star wars silicone molds. It makes around 16 Darth Vader heads. And then spray the top with more hydrogen peroxide. This hardens the tops and stops it from expanding while it dries. The next day I remove from the molds and store n a jar. May the force be with your toilet!
For cleaning my jetted tub I do not bother putting them into the molds. Just dump the whole mixture into the tub once it has been dilled with water. Then I run the jets for about 15 minutes.
I also use some products from Grove Collabotive.
- Tub Buster Handle + Set of Three Heads
- Toilet Brush with Replaceable Head
- Biodegradable trash bags
- Caddy to hold it all
Toilet Bowl Cleaner
And my favorite recipe is this one from clean my space for the toilet bowl cleaner. I also use it in the tub for grout and jets. I made one change from baking soda to bon ami. This change, although i like it better, makes it so i have to use it when i make it. Otherwise product settles on the bottom.
- 1/4 cup of Doctor Bronner’s all purpose cleaner
- 1/4 cup of hydrogen peroxide
- 15 drops Thieves or Tea tree oil
- 1/2 cup of Bon Ami powder cleaner
- 1/4 cup of water
Combine all in a bowl and stir to combine. Use within the day. It not only settles but expands with time. You can check out the original recipe here: