Mind IF I stray just one minute from food?? This recipe is un-edible, really? That goes without saying…..
I saw this “recipe” LONG ago. E-mailed it to myself and then promptly forgot about it, TILL my sister-in-law threw a batch together and I used it to clean at my brother’s new house before moving day. I was really happy with it, though for TOUGH soap scum, it may take more than one cleaning to get it all gone.
One of the two ingredients is Dawn dish soap (the original). It ranks up there with Tide….Downy…..Bounce……Febreze. Things I would like to always have, though I never do. (Would it be strange to ask for those for my birthday?? Oh….OK. I won’t.)
On a side note. I really like Tide, not only the smell *yum* but also the cleaning workability. Dirt seems to just “jump” on my kids (Not kids jump in dirt, because it never seems to be THEIR fault, right?). Anyways. I recently picked up Era laundry detergent and am so very happy with it. It is a good price and cleans real good. Actually it IS “Chuck Norris Approved” it says so on the bottle. Maybe that means something to you maybe not, it made me smile.
Back to shower cleaner.
Reasons to try out this cleaner:
- It is not expensive. Just the cost of dish soup PLUS some vinegar. Watch for sales, I just picked up a 9 oz. bottle from Walgreens for 99¢.
- No harsh chemicals. Though, the vinegar can be a strong smell, don’t lock yourself in the bathroom with it……
- A little goes a long way. A LITTLE GOES A LONG WAY, in case you missed that. If you spray the entire shower HEAVILY, well, you WILL be rinsing off suds TILL next weeks cleaning day…… spray the tough built on soap scum areas, walk away for a bit, then come back and scrub those areas and then clean the rest of the shower.
- Works well on your stainless steel sick. I know this because when I made it, the suds overflowed and bit so I just wiped down my sink and counter in the kitchen.
- It actually works.
Below are the measurements I used, the recipe calls for equal parts, so just go off of how big your dish soap bottle is.
Do you have a homemade cleaner that works good for you??? I would love to hear about it!
Soap Scum Shower Cleaner
9 oz. Dawn dish soap (the original, it is blue)
9 oz. vinegar ( I used 1 c. + 1/8 c.)
Heat the vinegar up until hot, pour into squirt bottle. Add the dish soap and swirl well to combine (I shook and was lost in a sea of suds).
“Recipe” from food.com.