One of my household jobs when I got old enough to scrub was to clean the bathroom. My Mom always asked me to clean the mirrors with vinegar because it was better for the glass, apparently. Literally and figuratively turning up my nose, I persisted in using the bright blue window cleaner, digging it out of the back of the cupboard where it was consistently relegated by my Mom. I don't know why I rebelled against vinegar: maybe I was a sucker for window cleaner advertising, maybe I figured something bright blue would work better than something perfectly clear.
In my experience, legit environmentally friendly cleaning products are a little more expensive than their conventional counterparts. In many cases, I'm willing to pay. I've also begun to realize, however, that I can take some matters into my own hands with natural ingredients I have in my kitchen cupboards. And my latest favourite discovery is the one I rebelled against as a kid each time my Mom asked me to clean the bathroom.
Vinegar is now one of the only things I use when I clean my bathroom, and here's how:
Now, I'll admit: cleaning with vinegar doesn't smell awesome, and I definitely crack a window while I'm cleaning. But I so much prefer it to the cough-inducing scents and mysterious nasty air particles left by commercial cleaning products.