We all know that the bathroom must be the most spotless looking room in the house. And since the commercial products are becoming more and more harmful, what about resorting to something natural? I find white vinegar to be the best solution to work with when it comes to disinfecting and cleaning effectively. It is quite an essential household to have because it is a very potent cleaning agent. And for the bathroom, it will definitely make wonders. Hence, keep reading and see the greatest 8 uses of white vinegar to have a sparkly clean bathroom.
1. Use it for a general spray and wipe
That’s right. You can clean the shower, benches, tiles, basins, or the toilet with white vinegar using a cloth. Simply mix it with water in a spray bottle and everything will sparkle. According to your needs, you can use a stronger vinegar to a smaller water ratio. Furthermore, you can also add a few drops of tea tree oil to the mixture to also deodorize and clean the bacteria from the bathroom.
2. It is perfect to get rid of limescale and calcium build-up
If you notice there is limescale or calcium build-up on the taps, try this out. Soak a paper towel in vinegar and wrap around the base of the tap. Just let it there overnight to act on the limescale and then wipe it clean in the morning.
Moreover, for your shower heads which also tends to get more build up, mix vinegar and sodium bicarbonate to make a paste. Hence, spread a nice coat of this paste on the shower head and leave it there to act for a few hours. Lastly, simply scrub with a soft brush before rinsing clean.
3. Get rid of the gunk blocking the water flow
If there is gunk blocking your shower head’s water flow, then you need to try this. Take out the shower head and then soak it in a watertight plastic bag full of straight vinegar for a few hours. After the soaking, scrub it gently with baking soda and rinse thoroughly.
4. Get rid of the dirty grout
Yes, you can clean the dirty grout by spraying straight vinegar onto it. Just leave the vinegar act for 20 minutes before scrubbing it off with an old toothbrush.
5. The stubborn stains will be gone forever
Thus, if you find some stubborn marks on the vanity mirror or some stains on the floor that just won’t come out, you can safely use vinegar. Try this method, sprinkle some sodium bicarbonate on the floor and then spray with vinegar. Let it act for a few minutes, you will notice this will fizz up. To completely get rid of the stains, wipe the area clean and give it a little scrub with more sodium bicarbonate.
6. Clean the bathtub
This is my favorite because bathtubs are so difficult to clean. Because they tend to accumulate a lot of soap scum and dirt, the white vinegar will be perfect due to its strong acid content. Just pour white vinegar all over your bathtub and then sprinkle sodium bicarbonate. While it is fizzing, make sure you scrub this solution gently with a brush. Lastly, rinse thoroughly.
7. Stop the fogging up of your mirror
The mirror in the bathroom always gets foggy. But you can stop this my cleaning it with white vinegar. Just spray some vinegar on a damp ball of newspaper and wipe the mirror. You can also add a few drops of eucalyptus oil on the mirror. This will definitely stop the mirror fogging up while your showering.
8. You can make a great DIY natural air freshener
Yes. Aside from cleaning, the white vinegar can also be used to make a great DIY natural air freshener. And your bathroom needs this too. Thus, simply mix 1 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate, 1 tablespoon of vinegar, 1 cup of water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil in a spray bottle. Then, spray all over the bathroom to freshen it up and eliminate any unpleasant odors.