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Ah bathrooms, the bane of household cleaning.
We mean some people, an envious minority to be sure, absolutely love the challenge of scrubbing away all that soap and grime.
But for some of us, it brings back memories of our tender house-sharing days when the task of cleaning the bathroom was approached with the trepidation of pulling straws.
They were truly the best of times, and the worst of times.
Thankfully, a lot has changed.
What if we told you the product you use can make cleaning bathrooms a breeze?
There are now a host of non-toxic bathroom cleaners that are both effective and great for the environment.
If you’ve been fruitlessly searching Google for “what can I use to clean shower glass”, “what is the best thing to clean shower glass” or “best bathroom cleaner — Australia” you’re going to want to read on, for this is our guide to cleaning the scrub-a-dub room with minimal fuss.
Anyone familiar with our products knows we have three eco-friendly solutions available to our green cleaning customers; our Homebody Multi-Purpose Cleaning Kit, our Stay Glassy Glass and Window Cleaning Kit and our Tub Scrub Bathroom & Toilet Cleaning Kit.
It’s time for a bit of honesty here.
While our original mission was to create a multi-purpose cleaner to cut down on the products needed to transform a house, we quickly realised something more powerful was needed to tackle bathrooms.
With the bathroom playing host to bacteria like Streptococcus, Campylobacter, and Escherichia coli, let us tell you a deep clean is more than essential.
We’re not alone with this discovery.
So, it begs the question, what makes for the best bathroom cleaner?
We have some great news for you, the best bathroom cleaner products should also solve your search for the best bathroom cleaner for shower.
There’s absolutely no need for you to be buying multiple cleaning products for the bathroom. If you’re buying the right product, your search for “what cleans shower glass best” is over (finally).
“Enough teasing, what should I be looking for?” you cry.
When it comes to buying an effective natural bathroom cleaner you need to read the bottle and chose products that promise to:
• Cut through limescale
• Contain no toxic elements
• Have antibacterial properties
• And as an added bonus – have refills and other reusable elements to eliminate waste
We pop this list in many of our blog posts, but you need to avoid ANY cleaning products that contain the following as they’re harmful to the environment:
• Mineral oil
• Artificial dyes
If you’ve purchased, or are looking to buy, our tub scrub bathroom cleaner kit it’s easy as pie to use and best of all it’s environmentally friendly. For example, if you run out of bars we sell refill packs, meaning you don’t need to re-buy the whole kit.
And that is our first tip when it comes to turning your bathroom into an eco-friendly haven.
Look for easy product swaps to make, favouring items that contain no plastic or that you can reuse/repurpose.
Need an example?
We’re big fans of reusing old toothbrushes to scrub plugs, tap bases, grout, and drains. They even work wonders on exhaust fans!
The green movement is finding ever-more innovative ways to replace the disposable bathroom products we rely on. The world’s-first reusable cotton swab has been developed as have reusable makeup removers. Bamboo is now THE eco-friendly option for toothbrushes and bath mats, and biodegradable dental floss exists.
Also, did you know organic cotton or bamboo towels are much better for the environment than plain old cotton? The cotton industry is notoriously bad for our planet; it has an estimated damage bill of $83 billion, according to The Guardian.
Also, PLEASE ditch those plastic shower curtains.
Not only are they not recyclable, but they can also potentially be toxic to your health, a study by the Center for Health, Environment & Justice (CHEJ) found. Instead, consider a non-PVC option, or better yet, a shower screen.
You should also consider switching to a sustainably sourced toilet paper, like Who Gives a Crap, which is 100% recycled.
Little changes like these go a long way. We promise you, if you search for a product, you’re bound to find an eco-friendly alternative.
If you’ve found this article useful, please check out this post. It tackles ways to adopt eco-living in fun and realistic way.