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As you can tell from my recent post whining about my achy pregnant body I loves me a good bath soak. I HATE the filmy blegh that is left in the tub after I bathe from the oils, or after the child takes numerous baths. I also am not a big cleaner. I just don’t like to clean. The chemicals I used to use always made me cough and gag and I always felt sick afterward. I also never trusted the cleaners enough to take a bath right after using them.

After focusing on detoxifying my life as much as possible I came up with a replacement for the “normal” bath scrub I was using. It rhymes with A-hacks. I found this bath tub scrub to be safe, effective, cheap, easy to use and NON TOXIC. Plus you can bathe right afterward without feeling like you are getting cancer from the tub its self.

The recipe is really difficult… are you ready for it?

Salt (natural sea salt of course) and baking soda. I add Melaleuca essential oil to the mix too for the anti-bacterial/viral/fungal properties. It adds a nice smell too.

The combination of baking soda and salt scours the tub well and easily removes any film or build up.

Mix salt and baking soda in a 1:1 ratio and add 8 drops melaleuca essential oil per cup of mixture. Sprinkle liberally in tub, scrub-a-dub-dub and your tub is nice and shiny and clean. You can also jump right in and take a nice hot bath as a reward for your sparkly clean tub.

I use a combination of salt, Melaleuca essential oil, and lemon juice for moldy spots. Just make a paste with the ingredients, apply to the moldy areas, and scrub clean. I let the solution set for maybe a minute (I am impatient) and it usually scrubs right off with no issues.

I have a friend who has used fresh lemon on her tile grout in the shower as a cleanser, she just scrubbed it with the lemon meat and she said it came out sparkling white.

You can also make a salt and lemon juice paste and use it to buff the metal of the faucets in your house.

So many great cleaning tips in such a little blog! How do you naturally clean your bathroom?

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About Amanda

Amanda is a mother of two amazing toddlers. She is an herbalist, natural living guru, and real food, gluten free eating pro. She loves to help educate others on how to take control of their own health through natural living, real food, herbs, essential oils, and most of all - a positive mind set. Her other business Natural Herbal Living Magazine is all about helping people learn about how to use one herb a month on a deep and profound level.
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11 Responses to Got scum? Natural bathroom cleaning tips.

  1. Caitlin says:

    I admit it, I also hate cleaning ! But these solutions seem pretty easy to pull off. Will have to give these a try, especially the salt and lemon juice for the metal. Mine always look dingy!

  2. I use the lemon and salt to clean my wood cutting boards too… it cleans well, is edible and takes away the onion and garlic smell and flavor too!

  3. I’m with you on the not liking to clean thing – especially when unpleasant chemicals are involved.

  4. love the cartoon, too funny and true.

  5. I remembered reading this last week…I would love for you to enter this in my link-up this week of green cleaners.


  6. Monroe says:

    Cleaning is one of the toughest for me even thou I have to do this, most of the time I use to cleaning my floor with natural stuff like lemon, it really smell good and gives a shining & sparkling floor.

  7. Roz says:

    Haha- the info graphic was enough for me to share with my followers, but the post is great. This will save people a ton of money, not to mention their health!!

  8. Salt and baking is a great combination when it comes to cleaning the bathroom. Very effective and affordable. I’m using it for four years now.

  9. Thanks for these “recipes”! I usually use vinegar alone for a lot of cleaning and deodorizing and wanted to also use baking soda but haven’t gotten around to it. Now I have everything in once place!!

  10. Misty says:

    So calming to know that there is a way to clean with eco friendly harmless detergent which I can make at home! Thanks a lot for sharing!

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