Anything we use in the toilet or the bathroom is a potential nest for bacteria. This is mainly the case for the tools such as the plunger or the toilet brush, which are not very clean because of how they are used. Razors, toothbrushes and loofahs aren’t the cleanest either, and the fact that they come into regular contact with our skin means that effective cleaning is important. However, how best to do so? Find the answer in this article.
1) The toilet brush
Stick the brush between the plastic part of the holder and the ceramic part. Put a generous amount of bicarbonate of soda on the brush and pour some lemon juice over it. Leave it to work for 10 minutes. Rinse it with hot water and repeat.
The bicarbonate of soda destroys odours and bacteria. The lemon is an antibacterial and stain remover. It also gives the brush a fresh and pleasant scent. Final tip: don’t leave the brush in a container full of water, as this will form the ideal environment for bacteria to multiply.
2) Your toothbrush
An American study showed that even with a cover, there was feacal matter found on toothbrushes. In fact, the cover even facilitated the spread of bacteria. Keep your toothbrush far away from the toilet.
To clean your toothbrush, soak it for 30 minutes in apple cider vinegar mixed with water. The vinegar is a good cleaning agent because it is antibacterial and it removes stains and odours.
Another possibility: put it in the dishwasher! Radical but very simple!
3) A loofah sponge
4) Your razor
All it takes is one use for hair, dead skin cells and bacteria to build up. This could lead to spots or infections. This is why we recommend that you do not keep a razor for too long (around 4 uses per blade) and spray it with alcohol before each use.