We are polluting our planet in different ways, many of which we aren’t even aware of. But there is always something we can do better in order to be more eco-friendly. Along with taking care of the environment, we are also protecting our health in this way as well, considering all sorts of chemicals the cleaning products often contain.
So here are a few tips from professionals at Eco Mama Green Cleaning that can help you have your bathroom sparkling clean while at the same time saving the environment and your health.
An Old Hack for Glass Surfaces
Cleaning mirrors and other glass surfaces in the bathroom properly is one of the greatest challenges. When we talk about eco-friendly, we usually first think about the products and their ingredients, but there is more to them. If you think about it, the type of material used to clean the glass actually plays a huge role in cleaning it properly, and very often we opt for the microfiber cloths, which are extremely harmful for the environment.
Namely, they shed very small pieces of plastic which are mostly impossible for the filters to catch. So instead, try using the newspapers. They’ve turned out to be very efficient in glass surface cleaning, not leaving behind any streaks nor lint and fuzz, and on top of that they are reusable, and biodegradable.
Shiny Mirror Magic
You have probably heard of different eco-friendly alternatives for mirror and glass surface cleaning, but this one is not so common, yet it’s very effective. You may or may not like drinking tea, but you should know it is very good for making your glass surfaces sparkle. This amazing effect is due to the tannic acid which black tea contains. This acid is excellent at dissolving grease and grime very efficiently, not leaving any smear.
So here is a great way to remove all the splatters from your mirror and other glass surfaces in your bathroom with something as simple, affordable, and eco-friendly as black tea. Also, there are some other substances such as white vinegar or even simple hot water which will also have great effect and remove all the grime from the glass.
Make Your Bathtub Shine
A very simple, sustainable, and great smelling way to clean your bathtub is to take some salt, and put it on a half of a lemon, or a grapefruit for that matter, and simply scrub the surface. The citric acid will dissolve the grime and dirt, and salt will help remove them further, acting as a sort of pumice.
Both lemon and grapefruit are equally efficient, but since grapefruit is bigger, it will cover a bigger surface at once, so it might speed things up a little bit. Also, lemon or grapefruit juice can help with stinky drains, just squeeze some down the drains and it should refresh them.
A Spotless Toilet
Some of the most aggressive chemicals are present in the products used for toilet cleaning. People often opt for the bleach instead, not knowing that it is also very harmful for the environment, and also can be very dangerous for their health. Luckily, there are some products which help you have a sparkling clean toilet without endangering anything or anyone.
The combination of vinegar and baking soda is a very powerful cleaning product. You should take a tablespoon of soda and mix with half a cup of white vinegar, pour the mix inside the toilette and around it, and leave it to do the job for some fifteen-twenty minutes. After that, you should simply scrub, flush, and your toilet will be fully sanitized.