If you like to clean your home using natural ingredients this homemade bathroom cleaner spray recipe with lemon is for you.
Lemons have antibacterial properties. They also have a fresh scent, so they work well as a natural cleaner and deodorizer.
It is important to use organic lemons and essential oils because they are less toxic than store-bought cleaners.
Most of the cleaners we use at home contain chemicals that can be harmful to our health and the planet too.
To make your own natural DIY bathroom cleaner or any type of household cleaner is best to use biodegradable ingredients. But what does biodegradable mean?
Capable of being broken down especially into innocuous products by the action of living things (such as microorganisms).Source
Since we want to be kind to our planet and health this recipe only contains biodegradable ingredients.
Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipe
Keep your bathroom fresh and clean with natural non-toxic ingredients. There is a list at the end to help you pick biodegradable ingredients to make your own cleaning products.
Ingredients You Need
- Castile soap (3 tablespoons)
- baking soda (1 tablespoon)
- distilled or mineral water (2 cups)
- tea tree oil essential oil (5 drops)
- lemon essential oil (15 drops)
How To Make A Bathroom Cleaner
Mix the Castile soap with essential oils and stir well.
In another container pour water and add baking soda. Stir again.
Finally, add Castile soap and essential oils.
Mix it well.
Transfer to a spray bottle and shake well before each use.
How to use it:
It is a gentle bathroom cleaner and can be used on any surface on a daily basis.
Note: I made a similar cleaning recipe I saw online with Castile soap and white vinegar and it was a disaster. I didn’t understand why and went looking for answers. This is what I found:
In great part it’s due to the fact that vinegar is an acid and the Castile soap is a base. They will directly react with each other and cancel each other out. So, instead of getting the best of both (the scum cutting ability of the vinegar and the dirt transporting ability of the soap), you’ll be getting the worst of something entirely new. The vinegar “unsaponifies” the soap, by which I mean that the vinegar takes the soap and reduces it back out to its original oils. So you end up with an oily, curdled, whitish mess. And this would be all over whatever it was you were trying to clean – your laundry or counters or dishes or whatever.Source
So this is why you shouldn’t mix Castile soap with vinegar even if you read it online. We shouldn’t believe everything we read. Trust me on this!
Tip – Sometimes the nozzle gets clogged and it stops spraying. If this happens to you take the sprayer off and place it in a vinegar and water solution for a few minutes. Try again, and if it doesn’t work, take the nozzle out and use a toothpick or needle to unclog it.
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✅ Ingredients you need to make this bathroom cleaner recipe.
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Non-Toxic Ingredients To Make DIY Home Cleaners
Here is a list of natural ingredients you can use to make your own home cleaners. These ingredients are effective to clean, deodorize, and disinfect, but make sure you understand what ingredients can be mixed together.
- baking soda
- hydrogen peroxide
- vegetable-based soaps
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- essential oils
Do you have your own homemade bathroom cleaner spray recipe to share?