Bathroom Cleaning Products

Updated on May 25, 2011
P.F. asks from Southlake, TX
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Hi All!

My husband and I have decided our kids are old enough to have them do some chores around the house besides keeping their rooms clean. Our youngest is going to do "poop patrol" in the back yard. We have two dogs! Our oldest tells us she wants to vomit at the thought of helping her sister in the back yard, so I asked her what she will do. She decided to clean their bathroom. That made me pretty exited!! Well yesterday she put on a pair of rubber gloves and cleaned it with rags and water. I showed her how to clean the tub and the toilet. However, this morning after they went to school I went in and really cleaned it with actual bathroom cleaners. I feel like I "cleaned it behind her back". Although I did tell her I would find some cleaning product that she could use. Now she just turned 11 and I am just not comfortable with her using the cleaning products I use. Does anyone have any recommendations on natural/non toxic bathroom cleaners that she can use, so I do not have to go in there and clean "behind her back"? They only have a ceiling vent in the bathroom. They do not have a window in their bathroom so opening the window is not an option.

Thanks so much!

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Thank you all so much! I had heard of the vinegar and baking soda, but just was not sure how to use it! I have seen the Method products and the 7th Generation, but did not realize they were non-toxic. This was all wonderful information!

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M.C.

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Shaklee or Melaleuca products would be exactly what you're looking for! I have not tried the latter, but LOVE the Shaklee products I have used. You can contact my friend Nadya for assistance...inbox me for her number.

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K.C.

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She can clean with a mix of half vinegar half water in a plastic sprayer container and scrub with a magic eraser. It will look great. The vinegar really cuts through soap scum

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C.L.

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Eco Nuts all-purpose cleaning liquid. It's AWESOME, cleans everything and is completely all natural.

http://www.econutssoap.com/

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D.P.

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I like the Method products. No need for toxic chemicals in a cleaner!

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A.F.

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The vinegar was a great suggestion!

I use BioKleen Bac Out Bathroom Cleaner- actually I like the entire BioKleen line of products. Nothing toxic to be found!
My 7 year old uses the bathroom cleaner each day to clean the sink as part of his daily chores. I give him limits, though. Kids don't always realize an appropriate amount of cleaner to use, so I tell him to spray 3 times into the sink before wiping it.

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V.T.

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I think all Seventh Generation products are natural. I haven't used the bathroom cleaner, but I do use the dishwasher soap and like it a lot. You can also check Babies R Us for some all natural organic cleaners. I know they have them for all over the house.

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M.M.

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I've started my daughter on cleaning up her messes in the bathroom as well...mostly the sink and counter. I got her some of the Method brand wipes from Target since they are all natural. She's only 6 vs. your daughter so I haven't put her on toilet/tub duty yet. :) I imagine there are natural cleaners for those purposes as well made by Method. Good for you for giving your kids home responsibilities.

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K.W.

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I saw an episode of Oprah that said use rubbing alcohol, and it's definitely become my fav cleaner.

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M.C.

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Yes, 1/2 vinegar and 1/2 water works wonders for soap scum.

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M.S.

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7th Generation and Method both make natural, tween friendly cleaning products.

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M.P.

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I like 7th Gen. But for the tub I use Nothing But Soap cleaner and it works AMAZING!! No chemical smell but uses lemons and it is amazing! Method works well too.

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S.A.

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Baking soda is a fantastic "Soft Scrub", and vinegar used with newspaper works great for mirrors. For toilets, I just use liquid hand soap, unless heavy duty cleaning is involved (think major scrubbing, like mold, etc... Then you'll have to do it!). My 5 year old cleans their toilet every couple of days, and loves it! Stubborn stains on counters/bath/tile can be done with baking soda sprinkled directly on it, then sprayed with vinegar... bubble action...followed by soaking a few minutes, almost anything scrubs right up then. Good luck!

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L.R.

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White vinegar. Won't hurt her, kills germs.

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D.J.

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Vinegar and water is a good all purpose cleaner. It couldn't hurt her to use toilet bowl cleaner with a toilet brush. Liquid comet as long as she is using gloves.There are a lot of organic cleaners on the market right now,too.

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I use all natural cleaning products in my home from Melaleuca. You might want to check them out, www.melaleuca.com/ps. If you are interested, I can hook you up. [email protected]____.com

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A.C.

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Good morning P.,
Email with your info ie: phone number, email and the best times you for you, You will love what I have to offer as far as non-toxic products both household and personal products at extemely reasonable prices.

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J.S.

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I make my own all purpose cleaner that is amazing, and I use baking soda and vinegar for alot. If you dont approve of your 11 year old using your cleaning products then you might want to think about changin yours also. If you arent into making them then Seventh Generation has a great line.

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