How to Use White Vinegar to Clean Bathroom

by | May 27, 2022 | How To

While white vinegar is commonly used in the kitchen, using white vinegar in the bathroom is an excellent way to fight bacteria, remove mold and achieve that sparkling finish.

But what makes white vinegar in the bathroom so good? Well, white vinegar is made from acetic acid – this means it’s powerful and great at killing germs, bacteria, and other nasties.

Before you go ahead and locate your vinegar, hold your horses – you’ll want to create a vinegar cleaning solution for the bathroom first. Try mixing a 1:1 ratio of white distilled vinegar and water into a spray bottle to get started.

Anyways, the remainder of this blog post will provide you with several uses of cleaning using vinegar in the bathroom.

Cleaning bathroom with vinegar

A vinegar cleaning solution for the bathroom is a highly versatile product – less intense than bleach but strong enough to tackle grime, mold, and other stubborn stains. Avoid mixing cleaning products, though, as this can be dangerous.

Anyways, here are five ways to clean your bathroom with vinegar:

  1. Clean your showerhead with white vinegar 
  2. The toilet bowl 
  3. Unblocking a shower drain 
  4. Clean the shower curtain 
  5. Removing mold from the bathroom ceiling 

Clean your showerhead with white vinegar

The showerhead needs cleaning frequently, but it’s surprising how many of us don’t know the best way to clean it.

Well, spoiler alert: it includes white vinegar.

Simply secure a zip lock bag over the showerhead containing white vinegar and leave overnight.

Remove the bag in the morning and clean the showerhead with warm water – let it run to wash out the vinegar, too.

The toilet bowl

The toilet bowl is riddled with bacteria – up to 3.2 million bacteria per square inch…

Although it’s expected to be full of grime, regular maintenance and cleaning help keep your bathroom clean, smelling fresh, and free of mold. Besides, who wants a dirty toilet.

Instead of mixing cleaning solutions (which can be dangerous), use your freshly made vinegar cleaning solution for bathroom to blitz the toilet bowl. Similar to bleach, leave it a few minutes before cleaning to let the solution work in and destroy the grime.

Related: Using Vinegar to Clean Your Toilet Bowl.

Unblocking a shower drain

If your shower is slow to drain, clogged full of hair, or other debris, then there are a few things you can do.

We’d recommend pouring boiling water down the drain, followed up with a little baking soda, and then your vinegar solution.

While you can use store-bought unblocking solutions, these are expensive and do the exact same job.

Clean the shower curtain

Cleaning a shower curtain may seem easy, and that’s because it is. But for a more effective clean, we’d recommend adding a little distilled white vinegar to the rinse or spin cycle.

Also, washing with regular detergent and baking soda is also recommended – or another product that will kill germs and provide a fresh, almost new-looking shower curtain.

Removing mold from the bathroom ceiling

Wondering how to remove mold from bathroom ceiling with vinegar?

Firstly, a build-up of mold is pretty common in the bathroom, thanks to an increase in moisture, wet surfaces, and a lack of ventilation. But it’s essential to ensure the mold is a result of a moisture increase as opposed to a more severe leak.

If it’s general mold, you can use your white vinegar solution spray on the ceiling – spray directly onto the mold and let the solution sit for up to one hour, but at least thirty minutes.

Once the solution has had time to work into the mold, scrub with a soft bristle brush. Repeat until the mold is gone.

Cleaning bathroom with vinegar made easy

Creating your own vinegar cleaning solution for the bathroom is an affordable and effective way to kill bacteria, mold, germs, and other grime.

You can use it for the toilet bowl and the shower; it’s great for unblocking drains, and it doesn’t leave as strong an odor as other, perhaps harsher cleaning products.

Despite this, we would recommend increasing ventilation during and after cleaning for the best results.