The one room of the house I hate cleaning the most is the bathroom. The toilet isn’t really that big of a deal, and is fairly easy to clean (and I have my favorite toilet bowl cleaner). Nor do I mind the counter or the mirror.
It’s the shower/tub area that really turn me off. The tile walls, the tub, the faucets, the hard-water residue, the shower curtains, the shower head, and sometimes the mold all taunt out “We are hard to clean, will take you far too long and hurt your back, and the chemicals you use will give you a headache! Sucks to be you!”
I have tried various bathroom cleaning products over the years. Some promise to blast through the dirt and grime, but kinda feel like they are slowing killing you via the terrible fumes they put off, even with the window open and the bathroom vent on.
I prefer natural, non-toxic products as much as I can around the house because I have kids and desire to get cancer from things other than my cleaning supplies.
But, green cleaners aren’t always great cleaners. They sometimes lack those more caustic agents that are found in their chemical-laden counterparts. And sometimes these green cleaners are ridiculously expensive, and I prefer to spend my money on things that dirty my home, not clean it.
Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar is both non-toxic and affordable, so I tested it out in the dreaded bathroom.
I am a huge fan of cleaning with vinegar. It does a great job, is affordable, non-toxic, and very versatile. You can use it for a lot of cleaning jobs around the house, like cleaning stove drip pans, copper pots, and stinky sippy cups and towels among many others.
Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar is the first ever cleaning vinegar product packaged in a spray bottle, and comes in Aroma Controlled or Citrus Mint varieties to combat the powerful smell that is vinegar. Four Monks has 6% acidity which is 20% stronger than traditional vinegar, but it’s still gentle on surfaces. They use White Distilled Vinegar made from corn. It still has a very strong smell, but the 24 oz spray bottle was super handy to use. It’s great for kitchen, bathroom, laundry, pets, automotive, and outdoor uses (though I wanted to tackle the bathroom).
I used to work in custodial services and we frequently cleaned with vinegar solutions, especially the sinks! I wanted to see how Four Monks would handle the hard water marks and general grime found on my bathroom shower faucets.
Before Cleaning with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar
Here’s the before:
How to Clean Bathroom Faucets with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar
I used the Citrus Mint scented bottle and sprayed the faucets all over.
Then I used a little sponge and wiped the vinegar around, scrubbing a little.
Then I dried the bathroom faucets with a dry towel and this is what I had after:
Bathroom Faucets After Cleaning with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar
They were so shiny! I’m sure if I wanted to I could probably get them even shinier by using a paste of 2 tablespoons salt and 1 teaspoon Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar and polishing them up. I found that tip (and other great ones I am dying to try out) on their website.
If you want to try Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar, pick up a coupon and grab a bottle from a Walmart Super center. It’s located in the Vinegar aisle.
Here’s a video I did for Hometalk showing how to clean the shower head (and a few other things in the bathroom)!
For more tips on how to clean, especially your bathroom, check out these cleaning tutorials:
- How to clean a bathtub the easy way
- How to clean a bathtub with Bar Keepers Friend
- How to clean shower heads
- How to remove hard water stains from windows
- How to clean grout in the bathroom
- How to remove mold from shower caulking
- How to clean porcelain sinks
- How to remove rust stains from porcelain sinks
- How to clean a curling iron
Because I love my readers, one of you will win a Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar prize pack, just like the one I received! It includes:
- (1) 24 oz Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar Citrus Mint Scent spray bottle
- (1) 24 oz Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar Aroma Controlled spray bottles
- (1) Small white sponge
- (1) Yellow hand towel
- (1) Pair of blue rubber gloves
- (4) “Monk cards” with ideas on how to use their product around your home
- (1) Blue gallon bucket
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This post is sponsored by Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar, but all opinions are my own. #FourMonksClean