Recently I've made some of my own cleaning solutions, and I know this sounds silly, but I actually look forward to cleaning my bathroom now, because they're so much fun to use! Isn't that absolutely ridiculous? I was so tired of the feeling of my lungs being coated with bleachiness for the rest of the day after I would clean the kitchen or bathroom...not to mention that all those chemicals are being rinsed right down the drain. I do not consider myself a "green" person, and I'm not into the "pink is the new green" thing. But here are my recipees for some cleaning solutions:
(this works great as a deodorizer...like with potty accidents...or on greasy surfaces like the stove top)
In a spray bottle mix together 1/2 cup ammonia, 1/3 cup white vinegar, 1/4 cup baking soda with 1 3/4 pints water.
Sprinkle a little bit of borax (borax is a mineral...not a chemical...that has disinfectant properties) on sink and in tub. Scrub with a sponge and rinse. After cleaning tub this way, spray tub with a solution of vinegar and water and wipe.
Pour some borax and a little bit of lemon juice in toilet. Let stand for 20 minutes. Scrub.
In a spray bottle, mix together water and 20 drops of lavendar, tea tree oil, lemon, grapefruit or any combination of the above of essential oils. (all the oils listed are disinfectants and work just as well as Lysol at killing germs!) I spray this all over my bathroom fixtures and then wipe dry after I've cleaned the bathroom. It leaves the bathroom smelling very fresh.