And it’s back, you’re favourite day of the week: #WasteLessWednesday!
You know what’s gross? That line of sticky, icky grime that forms along the perimeter of the bath tub. The dark patches of gunk that line the bottom of the shower stall. Those stains of a well-known origin in the toilet bowl. Caked-on spit in the sink.
You know what’s also gross? The list of ingredients in ordinary bathroom cleaners that have been proven toxic for both the earth and our bodies.
When I clean the bathtub, I want to know I can fill it up right away for Cub to hop in without fearing that any cleaner that may not have been rinsed away could cause him harm. I only ever clean our shower stall while I am IN the shower. The cleaner I use goes on my toes and my hands, and I breathe it in.
That’s why I clean my bathroom surfaces with this recipe I got from Martha Stewart:
I fill a short, wide mason jar with baking soda, adding enough water to make it into a paste. Then I add a couple drops of Castile soap and eucalyptus essential oil (you could also use tea tree or lavender), mix it up, and I’m ready to scrub. (My favourite scrubbing tool is my Vileda Scrunge sponge.)
You can make up a large batch and keep it stored in an airtight container. If it starts getting dry, just add a little bit of water.
I find this paste cuts through all the yuck in our bathtub, sinks and shower stall, and I also like to drop some dollops of it in the toilet and scrub it around with the toilet brush.
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