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7 Tips for Cleaning With Vinegar in the Bathroom

This post sharing 7 tips for cleaning with vinegar in the bathroom was inspired by a collaboration with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar. All opinions and text are my own.
Cleaning With Vinegar in Bathroom

I’ve talked about cleaning our car with vinegar and even 3 ways I use vinegar to clean up after our pets, but today, perhaps, I’m talking about the most dreaded cleaning in your home. Well, it is if you’re like me. I’ll do laundry all day long, vacuum from sunrise to sunset, and even hand wash dishes if need be, but bathrooms? Ugh!

A bathroom to me is a room in the house that has a couple of specific purposes and if I don’t need to be in there, it’s not a room I like to hang out in. Plus it seems to get dirty faster than any other room in the house, well, right behind the kitchen, but it’s dirty because of cooking and that’s a good thing!

It may be tempting to pick up an abrasive cleaner off the store shelves to clean your bathroom, especially if you don’t like thinking about all the germs that linger in the dirt and grime you see [and especially the kind you don’t see], but don’t. Cleaning with vinegar in your bathroom will get you the same, if not better, results as an abrasive, cleaner full of chemicals, and you’ll be able to breathe easier knowing it’s just vinegar in your spray bottle!


Let’s do it. Let’s tackle the worst right off the bath, shall we? My favorite way to clean the outside of the toilet is with my Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar spray bottle. It’s convenient and ready to go in it’s own bottle right off the Walmart shelf. It’s all you need along with a cleaning rag.

Another great way to use vinegar to clean your toilet is by pouring a few cups right into your bowl and letting it sit over night. This will deodorize and also help lift stubborn stains in your toilet bowl. Scrub with your toilet bowl scrubber the next morning for a sparkling clean toilet!

Shower Build-Up

Actually, I lied. My absolute least favorite thing to clean in the bathroom is the shower. I think it’s because it’s such a large space and pretty awkward to clean.

Cleaning with Vinegar Bathroom

Luckily, my spray bottle of cleaning vinegar helps to remove soap scum right off the shower walls and I don’t have to worry about inhaling horrible chemicals while I’m cleaning this tight space.

Bathroom Sink

If your bathroom counter top is a granite, marble, or other natural stone surface, you’ll want to steer clear of using vinegar on it. Everyone else can use vinegar to clean the bathroom counter tops and sinks to their heart’s content. I’ve found that cleaning vinegar is a great way to attack those slimy soap and toothpaste stains that always plague our sinks.

Bathroom Faucet

Sure a quick rubdown of your faucet is probably all you need on bathroom cleaning day, but have you ever noticed hard water stains on your faucet? Let me help you get rid of them!

Cleaning Bathroom Faucet

Mix salt and vinegar forming a paste and rub it all over your bathroom faucet. I recommend wearing gloves as the salt combination can irritate your hands. I let the paste sit for about 15 minutes then come back and scrub with a cleaning brush. Rinse off the paste and you’ll have a shiny clean bathroom faucet again!


It’s easy to clean bathroom tile with this quick and affordable cleaner. Simply mix together 1/2 cup baking soda, 1 cup Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar, and 1 cup ammonia to a gallon of warm water.

Bathroom Mirrors

Just like I use vinegar to clean car windows [and house windows…], I use it to clean our bathroom mirrors too. Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar paired with a smooth microfiber cleaning cloth will give you streak-free bathroom mirrors.

Cleaning with Vinegar Bathroom Mirror

De-clog and deodorize drains [with baking soda & vinegar]

I absolutely love this tip straight from Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar. I’ve been doing this on a regular basis and can tell a huge difference in our drains in both our tubs and sinks.

The fizzing combo of vinegar and baking soda is a great way to unclog and remove odor from a tub drain. Pour half a cup of baking soda in the drain, then follow with 2 cups hot Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar. Immediately plug the drain with a rag to keep the bubbles contained for 10 minutes. Rinse by pouring a kettle of boiling hot water down the drain.

Be sure to check out more of Four Monks’ Vinegar Tips for cleaning with vinegar in your bathroom. You’ll also want to be sure to connect with Four Monks Cleaning Vinegar on Facebook and Pinterest.


Tuesday 5th of July 2016

I dislike cleaning so much, but I know it has to be done. Great tips you share here and so many links to check out.

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Wednesday 27th of April 2016

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Dorothy Collins

Tuesday 8th of March 2016

These are some great tips! My sister is recently trying to clean more natural and I'm sure she'll be very glad to have your advises at hand. I'm definitely recommending your post to her and to some friends too.


Thursday 3rd of March 2016

Recently, I learned that white vinegar was good to clean with. However, I have been wondering what it would do to my mirror, because I would like to avoid creating streaks. Thank you so much for mentioning using vinegar, because now I know that it would be good to use on the glass. I am going to go grab a microfiber rag and some vinegar and get cleaning right now!

Sarah Anderson

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

I didn't know that using vinegar on natural stone counters was bad. What sort of issues does this cause? Good thing I knew this right after getting new counters, I would have used vinegar and been none the wiser.

Lindsey G.

Wednesday 2nd of March 2016

Hi Sarah! Glad you saw this too! :) The vinegar can actually dull granite countertops, which is why it's not recommended for them.