Cheap and Easy DIY Natural Bathroom Cleaners

Bathroom cleaning doesn’t have to entail harsh scrubbers and nasty fumes. Get your bathroom sparkling clean without toxic chemicals by making your own cleaning formulas.

| September/October 2010

Lemon Soft Scrubber

1⁄4 cup borax
1 cup baking soda
1 tablespoon biodegradable liquid soap
10 drops lemon or peppermint essential oil (or a mix of both)

To use:
In a jar, mix borax, soda and soap. Add water; stir to a thick but pourable consistency. Stir in essential oil. Use on tubs, sinks and counters.

Antibacterial Spray

1 cup white vinegar
3 cups water
10 drops grapefruit seed extract or tea tree oil
1 teaspoon biodegradable liquid soap
10 to 20 drops lavender or lemon essential oil

To use:
Combine ingredients in a 1-quart spray bottle. Spray on sinks, countertops or any smooth surface and wipe clean.

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