Deep cleaning and deodorizing your toilet can be a challenge. Avoid the harsh chemicals that commercial cleaners contain by making your own toilet bowl cleaner. Hydrochloric acid and chloride bleach are corrosive and can be harmful to the nose, throat and respiratory tract. These are the common ingredients of commercially bought toilet bowl cleaners, says the Most Thorough Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid.
Here is a simple, DIY recipe for naturally cleaning your toilet bowl. Combine 1 cup of vinegar and 1 or 2 drops of essential oil in a spray bottle. Spray it onto the toilet seat, lid, base and in the bowl. Sprinkle ½ cup of baking soda around the toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet brush. If there are any stubborn stains and mineral deposits, scrub with a wet pumice stone. Wipe with paper towels. Your toilet should be clean and sanitary, again, says the 45 Year Old Residential House Cleaning and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid.
Stone countertops look great if they are regularly cleaned and wiped down. But, some commercial cleaning products are too harsh for stone countertops, especially if they are not sealed or have not been sealed for quite some time. Porous materials absorb everything that lands on them, including stains and chemical cleaner that can eat away at the material. Granite and Marble are 2 popular countertops and they are both porous. Vinegar is never to be used for cleaning Granite or Marble, as it is too acidic and therefore can cause etching and damage. Here is a DIY stone countertop alternative, cleaning solution. Measure and combine 2 cups of water and ½ cup of rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle. Add 6 drops of liquid dish soap and a few drops of essential oils, if you want the pleasant fragrance. Spray the surfaces down liberally and wipe with a cloth. Your stone countertops will be clean and sanitary and beautiful, says the Premier Residential House and Maid Service in Evanston, IL., Dial-A-Maid.