All Natural DIY Cleaning Solutions

IMG_0577Cleaning a house naturally is not more difficult than cleaning with items you buy at the store.  It improves indoor air quality and is much safer, especially for children.

Because their bodies are still growing, babies and children are more vulnerable to environmental pollutants. Make the switch to products that are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources (not petroleum). They will aid you in creating a safe, healthy, and nontoxic environment, free of hazards for your kiddos.

I recently cleaned my bathtub with this recipe from, @apartmenttherapy.  It worked amazing!  I had to share it with you.  (Recipe Cred. @apartmenttherapy)

How To Naturally Clean a Bathtub with Grapefruit and Salt

What You Need

1 Grapefruit
1/4 cup coarse kosher salt

1. Halve Grapefruit: 1 medium to large grapefruit will clean your entire bath or shower from top to bottom, including all the fixtures. Simply cut it in half with a knife and you’ll be all set.

2. Sprinkle With Salt: Using 1 grapefruit half at a time, sprinkle the top liberally with salt. Wet your bathtub and sprinkle the remaining salt around the bottom.

3. Get to scrubbing! Scrub your grapefruit around your shower or tub, making sure to slightly “juice” the citrus over each fixture and lifting it every few seconds to pick up fresh salt from around the tub instead of just pushing it around. You can also use the rind on stubborn areas.

4. Rinse: When all is said and done, simply rinse away the pulpy bits and the salt and your shower is as good as new.

(Image credit: Ashley Poskin,, @apartmenttherapy)



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