How to clean a toilet in 4 eco-friendly steps?

Let’s accept the fact that cleaning the bathroom appears last on “to-do” list and still, many simply ignore doing so. With all the hair-clogged drains, mildew and of course, toilet itself, running away seems to be a better option but unfortunately you can’t avoid it for more than two days! Germs in the bathroom are the root cause of various diseases such as skin irritation, indigestion, lungs and mucous membranes so on.

Although you’ll be tempted to pour strong chemical compounds in order to bust the bacteria for good, it’s far more injurious to health than the bathroom germs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) classifies almost 275 antibacterial agents linked to cause serious health issues. No need to fret as you can always clean using eco-friendly products now more commonly available at your nearest convenient store. Check out some crucial details below;

1.Treating the porcelain

Toilet cleaner for porcelain surface isn’t limited to the bleach but homemade, non-toxic cleaners can kill the bacteria as well as remove tough stains! Make a paste out of vinegar and baking soda, pour it in the toilet bowl and let it sit for about 30 minutes before scrub. Repeat the process at least once a week and you can even get a bleach-free cleaning formula made from lactic acid that’s excellent against rings and calcium build-up.

2.Combat soap scum with baking soda

Yet another effective toilet cleaner is mixture of baking soda and dish soap! The paste is wonderful against soap scum from rust, hard water stains and shower doors. Rub the paste with a sponge or rag onto the surface till stains are all but gone; throw hot water in the end for best results. As for stains on the grout, scrub the area using the same paste with a toothbrush.

3.Vinegar kills mould & mildew

Mould and mildew build-up from the shower corner can be treated best with white vinegar. Spray some, allow it to dry, spray again and wipe with a clean rag or sponge. Acetic acid present in vinegar loosens the particles and kill bacteria thus preventing mould and mildew.

There’re several ways to clean scummy vinyl or plastic shower curtains. As long as they aren’t in too much of a bad shape, you can simply spray vinegar and water solution before wipe clean. For stubborn mildew build, simply pull off the curtains, lay them flat on a cleaner surface, scrub thoroughly and wash with hot water.

4.Drain treatment

Clogged drains in the bathroom are mostly due to hair and ignorance from cleaning. Pull out clumps of tangled locks and rundown a mixture of baking soda and vinegar instead of chemical-based cleaners. They’re highly toxic containing sodium hydroxide and sodium hypochlorite that’s known to cause severe and permanent damage to the eyes and skin whereas vapour released from them can burn the lungs as well.


Green cleaning isn’t just about using eco-friendly products but without wasting excess water which is a growing concern all over the world. With the rise in global population every year, water scarcity has become a much notable issue and we’re all responsible to conserve as much as possible.


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