If you have been wise enough to buy a bath from Heiton Buckley, we hope you are enjoying your new chic suite but what are the best ways to keep it clean?
Of course, out there are a whole host of products out there, but many of them contain lots of chemicals so what is someone to do if they want to green clean their bathroom and ease their environmental conscience?
Green cleaning is all very well, but does it do the job at the end of the day? After all, there is a little that is less inviting than a dirty bathroom. Here at Heiton Buckley, we’ve tried and tested different green cleaning methods and we reckon the following will definitely help keep your bathroom brand, spanking new looking.
The added bonus is that most of these home-made solutions are dirt cheap too! Read on to find out more…
1. Soap scum is an eternal problem in the bathroom, but cider or distilled white vinegar can be used. Mix a 50/50 solution of vinegar and hot water in a plastic spray bottle, spray on the scum and leave for 15 minutes. Using a hard-bristled brush, scrub the area and then rinse well. Polish off with a dry, clean cloth.
2. Vinegar has many household uses, as your grandmother could probably tell you and you can use it to clean the mirror in your bathroom too. Again, use a 50/50 mixture and rub in with old rags or newspaper. You can put vinegar and water into a spray, along with a couple of drops of tea tree oil as this will make a good general cleaner for your bathroom.
3. For toilet bowls, rather than using bleach (and worrying about what it will do when it gets into seawater), take 100ml of vinegar once again and mix it with a tablespoon of baking soda. Pour it round your toilet bowl, leave for half an hour and then scrub and flush for a clean bowl.
4. Steer clear of commercial air fresheners, which can contain lots of chemicals. Instead, we recommend a bowl of pot pourri which will distribute a pleasant smell. Pine-based mixes are particularly nice and you should change the pot pourri as soon as it stops smelling. An essential oil burner is another idea, and lavender, geranium, rose or peppermint make nice choices.
5. A final use for baking soda is a method for cleaning your bath mat, which can pick up all kinds of dirt and nasty odours. Always hang the mat up after use to give it the chance to dry out and sprinkle with baking soda evenly before vacuuming it to get rid of nasty smells.
As you have read, keeping your bathroom spic and span doesn’t need a hefty dose of chemicals and expensive cleaning products. We hope you have found the article useful and please don’t hesitate to let us know what your particular favourite green cleaning method is.