Sustainability

Eco Friendly Cleaning

Eco Friendly Cleaning

The job is finished! The plumbing company you hired have done a terrific job on the bathroom renovation. From here on in, you have decided to make a conscious effort to change your bathroom cleaning system. Is there anyone out there that just loves cleaning the bathroom, apart from people with a compulsive disorder? The chemicals you use make the whole job a bit of an ordeal. Apart from the smells, things like ammonia can make you dizzy, some chemicals affect your respiration, and others give you skin allergies. The hazards of cleaning. How to stop all these health problems from starting?Switch to green cleaning.

Why would you want to do that?

  • Better for the environment
  • Better for your health
  • Better for your wallet.
  • Green cleaning tips

1.The toilet

Baking soda and vinegar. Vinegar – half a cup. Baking soda – 1 tablespoon. After you pour it inside your toilet bowl let i sit there and soak for 20 minutes. Scrub the toilet and repeat every week.

  1. The bathroom smell

Bathrooms can get a bit on the nose but air fresheners are full of potent chemicals. Try using an oil burner. A vase full of dried flowers

Add a bit of green. Ferns and plants were put on earth to clean the air. Employ them!.


Put some essential oil mixed with water into a spray bottle. Here’s your green based room deodoriser.

  1. Soap Scum Removal

Mix some natural dishwashing soap with baking soda to make a paste. Apply the paste to the area that needs cleaning using a brush. The scum comes off easily.

  1. All-purpose Spray Cleaner

The juice of one lime, ditto for a lemon, a cup of vinegar and a cup of water. Mix, pour into a spray bottle. This mixture is perfect for bench tops, sinks, toilet seat and taps. If the dirt is hard to remove, leave the mixture on the area for 5 – 10 minutes, then give it a good scrub.

  1. Cleaning tiled floors

Baking soda should become one of your main shopping items. It is essential to use on a good green clean of your house. Dissolve a cup of baking soda in a bucket of warm water then add a bit of lemon juice for that nice after smell. Mop the floors as you normally would.

  1. Shower and Bath Cleaner

A basic home ingredient, vinegar, is a natural mould killer. Dilute some vinegar  in water and pour int a spray bottle. Spray the mixture all over the shower and the bath. It will take about 10 minutes to dissolve the mould and any grime. Wipe over with a damp cloth.

  1. Steam cleaning

The seriously minded about the environment and cleaning in the home should invest in a steam cleaner. A steam cleaner uses no chemicals and it easily removes dirt and grime a lot easier.

  1. Shower Curtains

Remove the curtain from the hooks, put it in the washing machine, add a cup of vinegar and some environmentally friendly washing liquid.

  1. Stubborn Stains

Hard to remove mould and scum can be removed by using hot vinegar on a sponge and soaking the area. The mould will eventually break down so you can just wipe the area clean.

  1. Cleaning Cloths that are eco-friendly

There’s a lot to be said for the natural fibre eco-friendly cleaning cloths. They are washable and re-usable. There are also similarly eco-friendly mops and scrubbing brushes that are able to be used multiple times. That means they don’t get into landfill as disposable cleaning gear.

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