The spring cleaning months have finally arrived!  To help you get started on your “journey of cleaning,” here are some ways to clean your bathroom that are healthy for your family, and environmentally green for the earth.

The only ingredients you need are lemon juice, baking soda, vinegar, Dawn liquid detergent, borax, lavender oil, and a few microfiber cloths.

To remove hard water build-up around faucets, spray lemon juice on the affected areas, wait about 10 minutes, and rinse.

To get rid of soap scum, make a paste of baking soda and water.  Spread mixture onto soap scum, scrub with a microfiber cloth.  Rinse.

To make your toilet bowl shine, pour 1/2 cup Borax into the bowl.  Let it sit for about 1 hour.  Scrub with a toilet brush.  Flush.  Clean the lid and rim with vinegar and wipe with a clean microfiber cloth.

For a natural antibacterial spray, add 1 cup water and 1 teaspoon lavender oil into a spray bottle.  Shake and spray.

When cleaning granite countertops, use straight soap and warm water to clean.  Avoid using vinegar on granite.