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Make bathroom cleaner yourself - Here's how!

Can you make a natural bathroom cleaner yourself? But it's safe! While conventional bathroom and shower cleaners are only available with lots of chemicals and plastic, homemade bathroom cleaners made from natural ingredients are much cheaper. And it also actively combats limescale and dirt and leaves the Bathroom plastic free shine. All it takes is a little thinking outside the box.

Here in the DIY Household Blog I would now like to show you how you can make your own natural bathroom cleaner without much effort.

  1. Ingredients & Auxiliaries
  2. Bathroom cleaner from lemon peel
  3. Bathroom cleaner made from citric acid
  4. Closing words

Home remedy for a natural DIY bathroom cleaner

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

First of all, we should ask ourselves what a conventional bathroom cleaner can do. So: why do we buy the chemical club from the plastic bottle in the first place? Usually because the bathroom cleaner against lime and dirt works, both tiles, fittings and porcelain again to the Shine and smells so wonderful. Now we know what we're dealing with and can start looking for suitable ingredients for our homemade bathroom cleaner that can do the same job.

Suitable ingredients for the bathroom cleaner

The following ingredients are perfect for making your own bathroom cleaner:

  • Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has a fat-dissolving, disinfecting and antiseptic effect and is very effective against limescale and rust. It also makes the bath smell great afterwards! Here you get Apple cider vinegar.
  • Lemon peels: The peel of citrus fruits such as lemons can also be used wonderfully for the DIY bathroom cleaner. It's best to simply grate them down with a kitchen grater.
  • Citric acid: Citric acid acts as a very simple descaler in the bathroom and helps with water softening. You can find out more about its versatility in the article Citric acid applications. Note: Citric acid dissolves better in warm water than in cold water.
  • Washing-up liquid: If the homemade bathroom cleaner does not yet have the full degreasing effect, you can add a few drops of washing-up liquid.
  • Essential oils: With a few drops of essential oils, you can make your own personalized bathroom cleaner.

Additional things for the application

While for a homemade glass cleaner If you need a few more items, the necessary items for the bathroom cleaner brand are manageable:

That's all you need - although, wait! Find out now how to combine the ingredients and things correctly to create a natural bathroom cleaner.

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1. make bath cleaner yourself from lemon peel

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

We usually throw our leftover lemon peel straight into the organic waste. But in addition to the lemon juice, the peels can also work wonders for a clean bathroom. In combination with the effect of vinegar, you can make a great bathroom cleaner yourself.

Use the amount of the following ingredients that you need.

Ingredients for the bathroom cleaner

  • Lemon (peel)
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Spray bottle/glass bottle

Note: At the top of the article you can find out exactly where you can get these things plastic-free.

Preparation of the homemade bath cleaner

The instructions for making this homemade bathroom cleaner are just as straightforward as the list of ingredients₁:

  1. Add grated lemon peel or optionally a cubed lemon to a glass.
  2. Pour in enough vinegar to cover the peel or lemon pieces completely.
  3. Cover the jar and store it in a bright place for 1-2 weeks.
  4. If you have used pieces of lemon, squeeze them out again now. Either way, you can now pour the liquid through a sieve and a stainless steel funnel into your spray bottle or glass bottle.
  5. Ready is the homemade bathroom cleaner.

You can now use this in the bathroom to clean tiles, fittings and, of course, porcelain.

Tip: As the preparation of this bath cleaner requires a slightly longer waiting time, you should make some more of it straight away.

2. make your own bathroom cleaner from citric acid

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

Another good recipe for a limescale-dissolving and limescale-preventing bathroom cleaner includes citric acid. This helps to prevent limescale deposits and supports water softening in the bathroom.

With which IngredientsFind out now how you should combine this homemade bathroom cleaner.

Ingredients for the bathroom cleaner

  • 50 g citric acid
  • 1 teaspoon washing-up liquid (optional)
  • 5 - 10 drops of essential oil (fragrance as desired)
  • 500 ml water (lukewarm)
  • Spray bottle

Note: You can find out where you can get these ingredients plastic-free at the top of the article.

Preparation of the homemade bath cleaner

Making this natural bath cleaner is not complicated either. Simply proceed as follows to bring the ingredients together:

  1. Pour the lukewarm water and then the citric acid into your glass spray bottle using a funnel.
  2. Close the bottle and give it a good shake until there is basically nothing left of the citric acid.
  3. If you like, you can now open the bottle again, add a few drops of your essential oil and close it again.
  4. Your homemade bathroom cleaner made from citric acid is ready.

Once you have sprayed the cleaner onto the sink, tap, shower head etc., you should leave it to work for a few minutes. After rubbing with the cleaning cloth, you can rinse everything again with water and wipe with a dry cloth or microfiber cloth. Only if the bathroom cleaner does not yet have the desired power can you add a few drops of washing-up liquid to the spray bottle.

Note: This bath cleaner can also be made relatively spontaneously, whereas the bath cleaner with lemon peel requires a little waiting time.

Make your own bathroom cleaner - Not difficult, right?

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

Like all things from our DIY blog, it's not particularly complicated to make an (almost) plastic-free, natural bathroom cleaner yourself. With these recipes, we can keep harmful chemical ingredients away from us and save money and a lot of plastic waste. In the spirit of the plastic-free life even.

Even if the products in the supermarket seem everyday and natural, it's anything but. And it's certainly not natural to create so much plastic waste, spend money and bring yourself into contact with chemicals that you don't even really know. Or what do you think?

With your homemade bathroom cleaner, you've definitely taken an important step. Do you have any questions, tips or suggestions about the DIY bathroom cleaner? Then feel free to leave a comment.

Stay clean,

Christoph from CareElite - Plastic-free living

PS: Want to know more about life without waste? Then take a look at the article about the Zero Waste Lifestyle on. Maybe also my Plastic-free book for beginners something for you!



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Christoph Schulz

Christoph Schulz

I'm Christoph, an environmental scientist and author - and here at CareElite I'm campaigning against plastic waste in the environment, climate change and all the other major environmental problems of our time. Together with other environmentally conscious bloggers, I want to give you tips & tricks for a naturally healthy, sustainable life as well as your personal development.

2 thoughts on “Badreiniger selber machen – So geht’s!”

  1. Hello Christoph,
    first of all I want to thank you for your post and I didn't know that there are so many ways to make bathroom cleaners from natural products. I am thrilled. I also assume now that the natural cleaners are not as aggressive as chemical ones or? I am currently still a little cautious about cleaners, since I just recently renovated my bathroom and my tiles were not quite so cheap....
    What else I wanted to ask: Do I get rid of lime very well with the help of natural cleaners?
    Thank you in advance for your help!
    Love greetings

    1. Hello Bianca! Thank you for your feedback and yes: the bath cleaner is absolutely natural and free of chemicals in our own production. For stubborn lime you have to scrub a little harder than with conventional bath cleaner. But that also works.
      Best regards

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