Delightful décor and a slew of colorful bath toys aren’t the only things that set a kids’ bathroom apart from the rest of baths in the house. Stinky odors can be a real problem, especially if you have little boys. But keeping the bathroom squeaky clean doesn’t have to be a dirty job. From bathroom vanities and floors, to tubs and toilets, we’ve got you covered with easy, natural ways to clean your kids’ bathroom. Ditch those harsh, expensive cleaners and make your own affordable, non-toxic homemade cleaners! We’ll show you how.
Toilet Bowl and Surfaces
Toilets are the biggest culprits when it comes to bathroom odors. From little kids learning how to use the potty, to older kids with bad aim, urine can make a big stink! And that’s just “number one” — Kids are notorious for forgetting to flush, so let’s just leave it at that.
To get toilets clean and smelling fresh as a daisy, mix ½ cup of baking soda with 1 cup of distilled white vinegar and ½ teaspoon of tea tree oil or lemon essential oil in a spray bottle. Both lemon and tea tree have antibacterial properties that can help deodorize and kill germs in and around your toilet. Allow the cleaner to sit for several minutes before scrubbing and flushing.
Tubs & Showers, Counters & Sinks, and Cabinets too
Bath time is better with bubbles. Even moms and dads know this to be true. But when those bubbles pop, they leave behind soapy residue that looks downright nasty, and is anything but fun to clean. Keep bathtubs and showers shiny with a 50/50 water and distilled white vinegar solution. This same 50/50 water and distilled white vinegar solution can be used to clean bathroom counters and sinks.
If you have mold and mildew, apply a paste of equal parts Borax and distilled white vinegar with a scrub brush and let it sit for an hour before rinsing with clean water. For stuck-on stains, a baking soda paste should do the trick. Combine 2/3 cup of baking soda with ½ cup of liquid soap, and ½ cup of water. Apply with a cloth or sponge and rinse clean. You can also use this baking soda cleaner on bathroom cabinets!
Sanitize tile floors with a solution of equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. Don’t worry; you wont end up with a bathroom that smells like a salad! The vinegar will dissipate. But if you are worried, you can add a half-cup of Borax to 2 gallons of hot water instead. There is no need to rinse, unless you want to! For most wood floors, you can use a quarter cup of mild, chemical-free liquid dish soap mixed with water or stick with the 50/50 distilled white vinegar and water solution as before.
Mirrors and Glass
Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who is the fairest one of all? You’ll never know if you can’t see your reflection through all the grime! Make a DIY glass cleaner by combining ¼ cup of distilled white vinegar with four cups of warm water in a spray bottle. Spray it on mirrors and glass and wipe clean with a dry microfiber cloth. Hello gorgeous!
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