Here in this post, we are going to take time to discuss how to clean a bathroom tiles naturally without the use of artificial chemicals and corrosive agents. This information is vital to those who have been wondering how to clean their tiles without using chemicals.
Tiles are only beautiful and attractive when they retain that clean, shiny and glassy nature. Normally after laying tiles the very first time you need a cleaning chemical to remove very tough stains like cement remains on it as doing it the natural way may be difficult.
But after the first routine chemical cleaning you don’t necessarily need chemical any longer to clean your tile as you can do it the natural way.
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So, how do you clean it without the use of enhanced materials, having in mind to still retain that shiny, clean and glassy characteristic.
Cleaning our bathroom naturally makes the environment safe as compared to the use of chemical which may sometimes be unsafe for us. Moreover, cleaning with natural materials improve the smell of your home, making it soft, mild and fresh.
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There are simple tiles cleaning methods that can be employed in making our bathroom clean. Cleaning your bathroom tile the natural way requires doing it from time to time to avoid having stains packed up which may proof difficult to clean, so you surely need to set a routine for your cleaning, maybe daily, after three days or weekly. However you intend to carry out this cleaning, just ensure making it as timely as possible.
Cleaning your bathroom tile the natural way tends to be much easier as you just a collection of few materials like baking soda, salt, washing soda, white vinegar, borax, lemons, essential oil and water.
Here is the function of each material mentioned above;
Essential Oil: Essential oil is naturally extracted from plants, it contain some essential ingredient that can kill bacteria and germ and are very strong, does not need to be much as a drop or two is good enough for an average mixture.
Borax: The alkaline nature of this material makes it very effective in killing fungi and bacteria and often added to detergent or laundry wash to make it more effective, borax equally softens water.
Lemon: Lemon forms an excellent scouring paste most especially when mixed with salt and the acidic nature it has fights and eliminates rust and dirt instantly.
Washing soda: washing soda is very essential in absorbing and eliminating odor.
Salt: Salt is naturally a good scouring material, mixing it with lemon makes it even more effective.
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White Vinegar: Vinegars are naturally stain remover and act as disinfectant as well. Diluting vinegar with water helps in cleaning floor and tiles.
Baking Soda: Sodium bicarbonate as fondly called eliminates odor but protective device like glove should be worn when mixing it to avoid damage to the skin.
Water: this is basically to increase volume of your mixture as well as normalizing the content (reducing the acidic or alkaline level of each content).
How to prepare your natural cleaning solution
- get a one liter bottle for your mixture
- pour 1 ½ cup of baking soda
- add ten drops of essential oil
- add ten drops of lemon
- pour ¼ cup of vinegar
- pour 1 ½ cup of borax
- add ½ cup of washing soda
- add your desired fragrance
- add color (optional)
- fill the remaining gap with distilled water
Allow this mixture to stay for about 20-30 minutes as it dissolves and after this shake thoroughly to ensure it mixes properly. Your natural solution is ready for use now.
How to clean
Turn your natural cleaning solution into a spray bottle, this is to allow you control the quantity when pouring. Press the spray handle to sprinkle it on numerous spots on the bathroom tile and allow it for about 3-5 minutes to sap out the dirt on its own.
Soak your mop in an half filled bucket of water, remove and squeeze a little to control the amount of water in it, try scrubbing the tiles gently (does not require much effort as the natural solution have taken care of almost everything).
After scrubbing the entire bathroom, pour clean water to wash off the dirt then mop to ensure the floor is dry. There you have your bathroom looking shiny and smelling great.
This is one of the most simple way of cleaning your bathroom or even the entire house.
Advantage of cleaning your bathroom naturally
There are few advantage attached to cleaning your bathroom this way which include, being kinder to the echo system, reducing cost of buying cleaning chemicals, enhancing better health and friendly with skin.
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Disadvantage of natural cleaning
As good as natural cleaning is, it still has some disadvantage. So, here are some few disadvantages of cleaning naturally. Cleaning the natural way takes time, might not get the required cleaning result if the solution is not properly mixed and just like chemical cleaning some natural product may be harmful to the skin.
You can choose any cleaning method you want to but if cleaning naturally is your preferred method or you are trying it for the first time, the you need to follow each and every instruction above.
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