DIY Home Detergents part #2: bathroom

Valentina Di Roma

Let’s keep talking about cleaning and DIY home detergents, specifically for the bathroom. How can we get ecological and economic detergents to clean the it?

Let’s continue talking about ecological and economic ways to clean the house, because at the end saving is never too much. Last week I talked about some recipes to create ad hoc detergents to clean the house, here the link to the post.

What about the bathroom? Are you sure there are no diy solutions for even the most delicate room of the house? We could prepare the detergent to wash the clothes, the bathtub and tile cleanser, the all purpose detergent …

Tons of ideas! Let’s see them and try some together.


In addition to saving money especially in the long run, it is also fun to create your own detergents. Of course, if you have babies around, they can help but you have to have 100 eyes … we will not use super chemical products, but they are not good anyway.

Let’s start with what seems to be the most difficult detergent to do: the one for the washing machine (but also for hand washing).

As you’ve seen in the other post at the end of the day, the products we’ll use use are baking soda, white vinegar and water, better if distilled.

These are the quantities:

  • 200 gr baking soda
  • 120 gr Castille / Aleppo / Marseille soap
  • 1 lt of water

Boil the water and then melt the bicarbonate. Once melted, add the soap at a time. Cool to room temperature.

Once cooled, you could see the compound that divides into two, no panic: just mix it and everything will be fine.

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Let’s continue with the detergent to clean tub / sanitary and tile. What we will need is baking soda, oxygenated water and soap to wash the dishes.

These quantities:

  • 120 gr of baking soda
  • 60 ml of hydrogen peroxide
  • 2 tablespoons of soap for dishes

Mix all the ingredients together and place them in a spray bottle. You are ready to clean!

You can help yourself with an old toothbrush to reach the hidden spots or leaks between tiles.

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And we end up with multi-purpose detergent, a bit like the degreaser. In fact you will only need the white vinegar, stretched perhaps with a little water and scented with orange or lemon rind.

Put orange or lemon peel in a spray container and fill it with vinegar. Let it rest for two weeks and you are there!

Then tell me how it is gone!

As you see it does not really need much, because these few ingredients are almost magical … they cost little, but they give incredible results.

Valentina Di Roma

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