This Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer is a simple homemade cleaner that works effectively to kill unwanted build-up and mold often found in the bathroom. This cleaner is NOT a natural cleaner but it is eco-friendly and effective for those tougher stains.
It has been many years since I began our journey into the world of making household cleaners. Most of which are natural. I won’t say that I am 100% natural here after all I am sharing this Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer with you today. And I do like to bleach my towels as nothing natural can do that job as well. So I won’t pretend there is.
However, just because we use homemade cleaners doesn’t mean they can’t do bigger jobs like killing off things like mold or soap scum. This spray is one I use in my bathrooms whenever I find they need something extra. If you have tile you know they need something extra pretty often.
This Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer works well for tile, those grimy sink areas that have hard-to-reach crevices, and even the tub when it too has build-up. In between these deep cleans, I find my Natural DIY All-Purpose Cleaner up to the job.
Though it is not considered a natural cleaner, it is a much healthier option than store bought and it is eco-friendly to boot.
Why Use Homemade Cleaners?
It is no mystery that store-bought cleaners come with a wide array of chemicals and toxins. But did you know that even labels that say natural or claim to be eco-friendly can have ingredients you wouldn’t necessarily want in your home?
They hide behind legal language on their labels that fool the consumer. I am not by any means claiming that all companies do this, however, it is a good idea to be aware of this. So that you can make the best choices for your home.
Making your homemade cleaners is quality control. By opting to make your own, you know exactly what ingredients are in the cleaners you decide to make and use within your home.
In addition, you will find that when you begin making and replacing cleaners for your home with more eco-friendly, natural, or non-toxic options, you will save money. This is all while giving yourself the ability to make them at your leisure and have them on hand for refills when needed.
If you would like to dive more into making homemade cleaners. Check out our Natural Cleaning tab.
I share many natural cleaners on the blog and do my best within our home to keep out toxins and chemicals that are just unnecessary. However, I want to be clear that this cleaner is not considered natural but eco-friendly. It is a great option over store-bought as it is affordable to make and better for the environment. Below I have listed common terms used on cleaner labels to help you better understand them.
Eco-Friendly– This term simply means it is not harmful to the environment. This can be the ingredients to the packaging. This Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer is a great eco-friendly option and a great choice for a homemade bathroom cleaner.
Non-Toxic– This term means that the ingredients are not poisonous or artificial. This particular homemade cleaner though eco-friendly does contain hydrogen peroxide which is a synthetic substance so this spray cannot be considered non-toxic and should be kept out of the reach of children.
Natural- The term natural is when an ingredient is completely made by nature, not by man. The hydrogen peroxide used in this homemade cleaner is man-made and not considered natural.
The main active ingredient in this Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide is a chemical compound that is slightly more viscous than water. It is often used as an antiseptic or a bleaching agent and works well in homemade cleaners. Research has shown that hydrogen peroxide has the potential to kill off bacteria, mold spores, and fungi. Making it the perfect addition to a homemade bathroom cleaner.
What You Will Need To Make It
In a spray bottle, combine 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts water. Example (1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 cup water). Place the spray lid on and shake well to combine. Saturate the surface with the solution then allow it to sit for 10-60 minutes. When ready, dip a cloth in white vinegar and wipe the surface well to remove the soap scum or mold.
- Be sure to use 3% hydrogen peroxide.
- If the solution doesn’t take the first time, you can repeat the steps until the soap scum or mold is gone.
- For hard crevices to reach try using an old toothbrush to help work up the mold or soap scum after spraying the solution on. Then allow it to sit after.
- Since this Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer contains hydrogen peroxide, be sure to store it out of the reach of children.
How To Store
If make more than needed, you can store the solution in the spray bottle for up to 3 months. Store in a cool dry place. Be sure to keep your homemade cleaner out of the reach of children as it contains hydrogen peroxide which is a chemical compound that can be poisonous if ingested.
Where To Use
This Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer works great in the bathroom. Particularly in the shower, on walls, in or around the tub, and around faucet crevices that have mold or soap scum hiding in the crevices.
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- 3% Hydrogen Peroxide
- White Vinegar
- Spray Bottle
- In a spray bottle, combine 1 part hydrogen peroxide with 2 parts water. Example (1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide with 1/2 cup water).
- Place the spray lid on and shake well to combine. Saturate the surface with the solution then allow it to sit for 10-60 minutes.
- When ready, dip a cloth in white vinegar and wipe the surface well to remove the soap scum or mold.
- Be sure to use 3% hydrogen peroxide.
- If the solution doesn't take the first time, you can repeat the steps until the soap scum or mold is gone.
- For crevices that are hard to reach try using an old toothbrush to help work up the mold or soap scum after spraying the solution on. Then allow it to sit after.
- Since this Eco-Friendly Soap Scum and Mold Killer contains hydrogen peroxide, be sure to store out of the reach of children.
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