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Homemade Bathroom Cleaning Products

We're continuing on in our Homemade Cleaning products series and after our Kitchen recipes last week, this week we're moving onto the bathroom. I don't know about you, but somehow our bathroom is always the room that needs the most cleaning, almost daily. If this is the case, then you'll understand our desire to cut down on the costs of bathroom cleaners, which can certainly wrack up fast.

So today, we are sharing all our homemade cleaning product recipes which are great for use in the bathroom.

NATURAL DRAIN CLEANER (Approximate cost £1.08)

This can be used weekly to keep your kitchen drains flowing avoiding build up of grease and soap.

60g baking soda

110g salt

125ml distilled white vinegar

Pour the baking soda, salt and then white vinegar down into the plug hole. Wait for 15 to 20 minutes and then put a kettle of boiling water down the drain. Beware of steam

BATHROOM GROUT CLEANER. Approximate cost 43p

60g Baking soda

60g Borax

80 ml distilled white vinegar

Mix the ingredients into a paste and scrub into the grout using an old toothbrush or small scrubbing brush. Rinse and done!


400ml Hot water

60ml distilled white vinegar

½ tsp Lavender oil

½ tsp Eucalyptus oil

2 Tablespoons borax

Dissolve the borax in hot water and leave it to cool to room temperature. Pour the liquid into a 500ml spray bottle. Add the vinegar and essential oils and shake well.

SINK AND BATH CLEANER Approximate cost 56p

40g baking soda

40g borax

1 teaspoon of natural liquid dish soap

5 drops lavender essential oil

5 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Mix all the ingredients together in a plastic container and clearly mark the lid.

To use, make the bath or sink wet, and using a damp cleaning cloth or sponge apply the cleaner rubbing around and then rinse well.

HOMEMADE TOILET BOMB Approximate cost £1.70

1 cup of baking soda

¼ cup citric acid

1 tablespoons natural dishwasher liquid

5 drops of essential oil of your choice.

Place all the ingredients into a bowl and mix. You can use a spoon or whisk. Once it is well mixed press the mixture into a silicone mould. I use a silicone ice cube tray. Clean any residue from the top and leave to dry at room temperature. I usually leave them overnight, but it depends on the time of year etc. once dry, pop the cube out of the mould and store in an airtight container. You can buy really lovely mould that are pretty shapes and if you do this the bombs can be stored in the bathroom in a clear jar and look great! To use, just drop into the loo and it will start to fizz. Just leave it and let it do its thing!


1 teaspoon of vodka

25 drops of essential oil of your choice, this can be a mix eg “Lavender and grapefruit, or bergamot and patchouli. The list is endless!

500 ml water

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