Thursday, February 3, 2011
How to Clean Showers and Tubs With Natural Products
If you have any mold or mildew starting to form in your shower there are some natural products you can use to keep the showers clean. If you have mold in the tile grout of your tub or shower, this can be a problem as well as a health concern. You can fill a spray bottle with one part hydrogen peroxide and two parts water then spray the mixture directly on the affected areas. Wait at least one hour before rinsing away. Another alternative for mold and mildew in the shower or tub is using either vinegar or lemon juice full strength. You can apply directly to the affected areas with a sponge or cloth and scrub away the mold or mildew. However, if you are cleaning an area with grout, be careful using these choices because the acid can eat away at the grout. Do not use too much or leave on for long if you are using an acid based cleanser.
For a regular cleaning of the tub and tiles, you can use baking soda to scrub with a sponge or cloth then rinse with water. And you can also use the vinegar and lemon juice mixture in a spray bottle to help clean as well as disinfect your tub or shower.
If you happen to have any rust stains on your tub, you can put a little salt on the affected areas, and then squeeze the juice of a lime over the salt until it is well soaked. Leave this on the rust for 2 to 3 hours. Then you can use the left over rind of the lime to scrub away the residue left behind. When you rinse any of these products down the drain, you will not be adding harmful chemicals into the water supply.