Here are photos of my shower screens before and after I used the following (very simple) method to clean them. (Note that I hadn’t actually cleaned my glass for a good 8-12 weeks – nope, not joking! ?)
Not bad, right? All it took was a few ingredients, 20-30 minutes of my time and the willingness to participate in a very light workout. I am the first one to encourage muscle-power over harsh chemicals, and some of my recipes require this, but not this one, no sir. I hardly broke a sweat, scout’s honour.
And how is this, from Kelly in the Facebook Chat Group? More proof that we don’t need to use heavy duty, store-bought cleaning products to achieve results like this!
Cleaning Your Shower & Toilet Without The Nasties
Makes: 270 g | 9.5 oz Prep time: < 5 min.
3/4 cup | 200 g | 7.1 oz citric acid
1/4 cup | 70 g | 2.5 oz sodium bicarbonate
30 drops of essential oils
My choice of essential oils…
My favourite essential oil in this recipe is clove but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.
1. Add citric acid, sodium bicarbonate and essential oils to a bowl and mix until combined.
2. Transfer into container of choice.
Add mixture to a large bowl and slowly add enough water to make a paste. Use a microfibre cleaning cloth to smear over shower screens and tiles until covered. Leave for 20-30 minutes. Scrub well (with the same cleaning cloth or a scrubbing brush), then rinse well and dry.
In toilet bowl
Sprinkle mixture into toilet bowl and use toilet brush to scrub around sides and under rim. Leave for 20-30 minutes. Scrub again before flushing once or twice. Repeat process if necessary.
To avoid a sticky residue, make sure you rinse off all of the mixture completely.
If you have black tiles, test first in an inconspicuous area.
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Krissy wants to see a world where people make conscious, educated decisions that honour both humans and habitat. With a background in education and health promotion, she devotes her time to passionately increase awareness on common and avoidable toxins, in everyday items like washing powder and deodorant, and to educate individuals on how they can easily reduce their daily exposure, through simple and realistic do-it-yourself ideas and recipes.
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