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 Discussion 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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With a background in health promotion, Krissy's passion is to educate and increase awareness on reducing the number of toxins that people expose themselves to on a daily basis, through an honest, simple and realistic approach.
She has sold over 20,000 self-published books and is now published as the author of Naturally Inspired, Simple DIY Recipes for Body Care and Cleaning.
Her recipes have taken her to the screen on more than one occasion, with morning TV appearances, and she received recognition as a ‘Woman Who Will Change The World’ in the AusMumpreneur business awards in 2018.