Jessica Dailey

How to Green Clean Your Bathroom Without Toxic Chemicals!

by , 04/13/11

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No one likes cleaning the bathroom; hair-clogged drains, moisture-loving mildew, and, ahem, the toilet all make for an unpleasant chore. No doubt your first priority when cleaning the loo is eliminating germs and soap scum, but it’s important to steer clear of harsh chemicals that can linger in the air and water, and irritate your skin, lungs and mucous membranes. Just like in the kitchen, most popular disinfecting household cleansers are chock full of harmful chemicals. The EPA classifies 275 of the antibacterial agents commonly used in cleaners as pesticides, some of which have been linked to serious health problems. In the bathroom, we’re constantly coming in contact with all kinds of surfaces, so these toxins can easily get on your skin, and with the next flush of the toilet, the chemicals will flow into the wastewater system, where they can seep into the ground. With diligence and earth-friendly products, you can keep your bathroom clean — and safe — without harsh chemicals.

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The Porcelain Throne – How to green clean your toilet

There’s no need to reach for the bleach to get your toilet sparkling white. Homemade, non-toxic bathroom cleaners can de-stain just as well. For a spotless toilet, mix together half a cup of vinegar and a spoonful of baking soda. Pour the mixture into the toilet bowl and let sit for about 30 minutes before scrubbing. Repeat once a week. For a simpler one-stop solution, we highly recommend Method’s Lil Bowl Blu. The bleach-free formula detoxes your toilet using lactic acid, naturally removing rings and that gross brown calcium build-up.

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8 Comments

  1. christieb September 20, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I love cleaning green! Vinegar is my best freind!

  2. sophielaura August 11, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Very nice article!! Thanks for such useful and insightful information. I was looking for such solution which helps in cleaning my bathroom without using toxic product.

    24 hour emergency fire and water damage cleanup

  3. healthycleaning December 22, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Almost everything in your bathroom can be cleaned with a high-quality microfiber cloth and water. Both e-cloth® and Norwex microfiber pick up more than 99% of bacteria with just water. For limescale the best thing I’ve ever tried is Norwex DeScaler. It’s enzyme-based and wow, does it ever work fast. It beats CLR and all of those cleaners hands down. Unfortunately it was already very expensive and now for 2012 Norwex has introduced a smaller bottle size for the same money.

  4. Kari T April 25, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I recently read a review on green cleaning bathroom products and found out about the Air-it-Out shower hooks. I just got mine last week and love them! Its a suction cup hook that you drape the curtain over to prevent mold on the shower curtain! It came with 2 hooks a free shower curtain for ten bucks. definitely worth it. I found a coupoon for 20% off online too :-)

  5. ArleighE March 31, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    You not only need to read the ingredients on your favourite cleaning products you need to re-read regularly. One label I dread to see on a favoured product is “new and improved” but they don’t always let you know when they change the formula.

  6. TLee March 30, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you for this article! Great info on a question I was recently asking :) http://tleeblogs.blogspot.com/2011/03/97-clean-and-organize-under-sink-in.html

  7. jtuck2 March 30, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    I challenge everyone to always read your labels before you buy. Even read labels on your all-time favorite products–not just cleaning products, but everything you buy from clothing to cosmetics and personal care items to pet supplies and your own food. Many manufacturers today are jumping on the green bandwagon, yet they still have harmful chemical ingredients in their products. The marketing words say “green” and the labels say “watch out!” http://www.whitelotusliving.com

  8. Molly Mae March 28, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Another great idea is using pre-made eco-friendly cleaning products like Nature’s Source Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner. It’s a great product that cleans with the trusted power of Scrubbing Bubbles while being gentle on the environment. You can get it here:

    http://www.cleaningproductsworld.com/natures-source-scrubbing-bubbles-bathroom-cleaner-drkcb701900.html

    at great prices with fast delivery!

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