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Make bathroom cleaner yourself - Here's how!

Is it possible to make a natural bathroom cleaner yourself? But safe! While conventional bathroom cleaners for the bathroom and shower are only available with a lot of chemicals and plastic, we get away with the homemade bathroom cleaner from natural ingredients even much cheaper. And also the active against lime and dirt and leaves the Bathroom plastic free shine. All it takes is just a little thinking outside the box.

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

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

Home remedies 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 mace 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 brings and smells so wonderful. Now we already know what we're up against and can start looking specifically for suitable ingredients for our homemade bathroom cleaner that can do the job just as well.

Suitable ingredients for the bath cleaner

The following ingredients are perfect for your own bathroom cleaner:

  • Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar has a fat dissolving, disinfecting and antiseptic effect and is very good against lime and rust. In addition, he smells the bath afterwards top! Here you get Apple cider vinegar.
  • Lemon peels: The peels of citrus fruits such as lemons can also be used wonderfully for the DIY bathroom cleaner. It's best to simply rub them down with a kitchen grater.
  • Citric acid: Citric acid acts as a very simple descaler in the bathroom and assists in water softening. Learn more about the versatility in the article Citric acid applications. A note: Citric acid dissolves better in warm water than in cold water.
  • Dishwashing liquid: If the homemade bathroom cleaner does not yet show the full grease-dissolving effect, you can add a few drops of washing-up liquid.
  • Essential oils: By adding a few drops of essential oils, you can make the bath cleaner yourself according to your personal desired scent.

Additional things for the application

While it is difficult for a homemade glass cleaner needs a little more items, the necessary things for the bathroom cleaner brand self-production are manageable:

  • Cotton cloth: A microfiber or cotton cloth is good for cleaning in the bathroom. Good Organic cotton wipes you get here*.
  • Spray bottle / glass bottle: For storage, a spray bottle or a simple glass bottle is good. You can use an old bottle that has been rinsed out or you can use for example get a glass spray bottle here*.
  • Funnel: Since the spray bottle is usually quite narrow at the top, even such a Stainless steel funnel be helpful in the manufacturing process.

That's all you need - although, wait! How you combine the ingredients and things now properly to a natural bathroom cleaner, you learn now.

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1. make bath cleaner yourself from lemon peel

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

Normally, we fire our leftover lemon peels directly into the organic waste. But besides the lemon juice, the peels can also do wonders for a clean bathroom. In combination with the effect of vinegar, you can make a great bathroom cleaner yourself.

Use the amount you need from the following ingredients.

Ingredients for the bath cleaner

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

Note: At the top of the post, you'll learn exactly where to get these things plastic-free.

Preparation of the homemade bath cleaner

Just as straightforward as the ingredient list₁ for this homemade bathroom cleaner are the instructions for making it:

  1. Add grated lemon peel or optionally a cubed lemon to a glass.
  2. Pour in enough vinegar until the peels or lemon pieces are completely covered.
  3. Cover the jar and store it in a bright place for 1-2 weeks.
  4. If you have used lemon pieces, squeeze them again now. Either way, you can now pour the liquid through a strainer 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, fixtures and, of course, porcelain.

Tip: Since making this bath cleaner takes a little longer waiting time, you should make some more right away.

2. make your own bathroom cleaner from citric acid

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

Another good recipe for a limescale-removing and limescale-preventing bathroom cleaner consists, among other things, of citric acid. This serves to prevent limescale deposits and supports water softening in the bathroom.

With which Ingredients₂ you should combine this homemade bathroom cleaner, you will learn now.

Ingredients for the bath cleaner

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

Note: For the best place to get these ingredients plastic-free, see the post again above.

Preparation of the homemade bath cleaner

The preparation of this natural bath cleaner is also not complicated. 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 shake it properly until basically nothing of the citric acid can be seen.
  3. If you like, you can now open the bottle again, add a few drops of your essential oil and close it again.
  4. Ready is the homemade bath cleaner from citric acid.

As soon as you have sprayed the cleaner onto the sink, faucet, shower head and the like, you should let it soak in for a few minutes. After you have rubbed 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 have the desired power, you can add a few drops of detergent to the spray bottle.

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

Make your own bathroom cleaner - Not difficult, right?

Make natural bathroom cleaner yourself

Like actually all things from the DIY blog with us, it is also not particularly complicated to make a (almost) plastic-free, natural bathroom cleaner itself. Through these recipes we can keep harmful, chemical ingredients away from us, save money and also a lot of plastic waste. Completely in the sense of the plastic-free life even.

Even if the products in the supermarket seem everyday and natural, it is anything but. And it's certainly not natural to make so much plastic waste, spend money and put yourself in 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: Do you want to know more about life without garbage? Then feel free to check out the article about the Zero Waste Lifestyle on. Maybe also my Book plastic free 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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