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DIY Bathroom Cleaner Made With Essential Oils


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Making this DIY Bathroom Cleaner is quick and easy to do. This natural cleaning product features essentials oils and baking soda and is perfect for cleaning bathrooms, sinks and more.

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DO HOMEMADE CLEANING PRODUCTS WORK?

I am always surprised by how many people doubt that homemade cleaning products actually work. The truth is that some homemade cleaners work great and some are not as good.

I will not try to convince you to make everything from scratch because I definitely don’t do that at my house. There are some homemade cleaning products that are simple to make and I feel good using to clean my house!

This particular bathroom cleaner has a base of baking soda and natural dish soap. These are ingredients known to be effective cleaners. Adding in the essential oils brings the cleaner to a whole other level and smells wonderful too!

WHY ADD ESSENTIAL OILS TO A CLEANER?

One of my favorite reasons for adding essential oils to my homemade cleaners is the smell. It creates a cleaner that is enjoyable to clean with instead of those chemical smells you get from many store-bought cleaning agents.

Another great reason for adding oils to cleaning products is besides smelling good those smells are actually good for me and my mood!

Many essential oils have antimicrobial qualities and that always helps when you are cleaning the house.

Citrus oils can help break down grease which is a common cause of dirt and grime around the house.

The oils in this specific recipe were picked because they are great for killing germs, cleaning, freshening the air and boosting your mood!

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INGREDIENTS FOR DIY BATHROOM CLEANER

This DIY bathroom cleaner recipe contains 3 base ingredients and then some different essential oils. You can use whichever oil brand you feel is best! I know there are a lot of opinions on this topic.

  • Baking Soda
  • Castile or Natural Dish Soap
  • Witch Hazel
  • Lime Essential Oil
  • Orange Essential Oil
  • Lemon Essential Oil
  • Airtight Container

jars of essential oils, bowls of baking soda and dish soap, a measuring spoon, all on a table

HOW TO MAKE DIY BATHROOM CLEANER

If I told you this homemade cleaner would only take minutes to make would you believe me? It is true! This is a very quick and easy DIY project.

adding soap to a bowl of baking soda to make DIY bathroom cleaner

STEP ONE: BAKING SODA

Start off with a small bowl. Add the baking soda to the bowl.

adding baking soda from a small bowl to a larger glass bowl

STEP TWO: ADD SOAP

Now add the Castile or natural dish soap to the bowl of baking soda.

STEP THREE: ADD WITCH HAZEL

The next step is to add the witch hazel to the bowl of baking soda and soap.

a hand pouring witch hazel into a glass bowl of baking soda and soap with a whisk in it

STEP FOUR: ADD OILS

The fun part is adding the aromatic essential oils to the bowl. Mix all these ingredients together until they are well-combined and have formed a creamy paste consistency.

a whisk in a glass mixing bowl, combining the ingredients to make your own cleaner

STEP FIVE: PUT INTO CONTAINER

Now just put the cleaner into an airtight container and you are ready to start cleaning! I like to keep mine in a jar.

a glass jar full of handmade cleaner next to an emptied out mixing bowl

DIY BATHROOM CLEANER RECIPE

It is a great idea to keep this cleaning recipe handy so you can make this over and over again. You can print off the complete ingredient list and instructions via the recipe card below.

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DIY Bathroom Cleaner

This DIY Bathroom Cleaner is packed with essential oils, baking soda and other natural ingredients. This is quick and easy to make and will leave your bathroom sparkling clean.
Course Cleaning Product
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 container

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup castile or natural dish soap
  • 1 tablespoon Witch Hazel
  • 20-30 drops tea tree essential oil
  • 20-30 drops lime essential oil
  • 20-30 drops orange essential oil
  • 20-30 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 Airtight container.

Instructions

  • Add baking soda to a small bowl.
    pouring baking soda into a glass bowl
  • Add soap to the bowl.
    adding soap to make DIY bathroom cleaner
  • Now add the witch hazel to the bowl.
    adding witch hazel to a homemade bathroom cleaner
  • Add the essential oils to the bowl.
    adding essential oils to DIY bathroom cleaner
  • Mix ingredients together until a creamy paste.
    mixing up DIY bathroom cleaner in a bowl with a whisk
  • Store in an airtight container or Ziploc bag until ready to use.
    transferring homemade bathroom cleaner into a jar

If you loved this homemade bathroom cleaner recipe be sure to check out these other homemade DIY projects:

COMMENT and let me know which essential oils you like to add to your homemade cleaning recipes!

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