Dear Windex: You’ve gotten us through many a streaky mirror snafu. But you’re full of weird chemicals we can’t pronounce and you kind of give us a headache when used in unventilated spaces. So, in conclusion, we’re trading you in for these 7 super-simple, all-natural alternatives. Learn how to clean your bathtub with a grapefruit, a two-ingredient stain remover, ketchup's secret power and more.
How to Clean Your Bathtub Using a Grapefruit (Plus 6 More Natural Cleaning Alternatives)
1. Bathtub Scrub
Formula: Grapefruit + Salt
How-To: You can always use baking soda and vinegar, but we prefer this fresh-smelling citrus combo for a spa-like vibe. Just sprinkle half a grapefruit liberally with salt, then wet your bathtub and sprinkle another ¼ cup salt around the perimeter. Use the grapefruit to scrub the tub, making sure to squeeze a little juice over your drain and faucet. Rinse away with lukewarm water.
2. Wood Furniture Polish
Formula: Olive Oil + Apple Cider Vinegar
How-To: In a bowl, mix ¼ cup olive oil with a few drops of apple cider vinegar. Dip a rag into the mixture and wipe down your furniture. The vinegar draws the dirt out, while the oil ensures the wood doesn’t get too dry.
4. Floor Cleaner
Formula: Castile Soap + Distilled White Vinegar + Essential Oils
How-To: Mix ¼ cup castile soap with ½ cup distilled white vinegar, 20 drops tea-tree essential oil and 20 drops sweet-orange essential oil. Add 2 gallons of hot water to the solution and mop away. (This combo is best for tile, vinyl and linoleum.)
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