The best shower cleaner ever

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Hello! And happy summer! I am loving this time of year because i am a teacher…i guess i dont have to explain more than that right?
Anyways, we just got back from renting a cottage for the week, so I haven’t had a chance to get much done at home. But, Starting in about April, I start making a list of all of the things I want to do over the summer…but, this job has been on my to do list for a long time…
I am going to swallow my pride a little and let you see a dark and very dirty secret I have been hiding since we moved into our house… Our shower. I have tried scrubbing and scrubbing, using very toxic chemicals, and nothing has worked to clean it. But the thing is, it is a closed little cubicle with not much air circulation, and I have just never been able to get it clean.
So, when I was searching for chemical free cleaners, I came across this recipe. I would have just skipped it except I kept seeing it again and again, with every one saying how amazing it was, so I thought, why not try it…
So here’s the secret……
Dawn liquid soap and hot vinegar…

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Now I don’t know how important it is that you use Dawn, and not Palmolive, or ivory…. But every recipe I read says to use Dawn, so for a couple dollars, I bought a bottle of Dawn. If you try another brand, let me know if it works for you…
Anyways, the other thing I read was to use hot vinegar, not cold, but hot vinegar. Mix the hot vinegar and Dawn in equal parts…

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Then, pour into a spray bottle and spray onto your tiles and grout. Because the liquid Dawn is a bit thicker, it drips down a little, but is thick enough to stick to the grout. FYI, I would recommend using glasses or goggles if you have them, I kept getting the spray in my eyes, and trust me, soap and vinegar doesn’t feel good in your eyes!

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Sorry my pictures aren’t so great, as I said, it is a closed tiny space…
Now for the easy part….leave it for a few hours…
Then, when I came back, i used a scrub brush to rub the soap off, but I barely had to scrub…

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Then, I used the shower head to wash to soap off. Of course, I had to see the difference, so I just sprayed half the shower. This picture shows the half a sprayed (the right side) and half I left (the left side). It is a little tough to see, so check out the next few photos.

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Here is the before (please don’t judge me…on the dirty tiles, or the tiles themselves…they are going soon!)

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And here is the after…

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Here they are side by side…

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I was very impressed at how little effort this took, I will be using this again! The best part is that it is so cheap, and chemical free.

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6 responses »

  1. This is good advice. For those who like to use a ecofriendly and household safe ready to use shower cleaner, there is a new “green” cleaning chemical manufacturer that has an excellent shower cleaner that dissolves soap scum. The company is BioWorx.us They are coming out with a full line of household cleaners. Their goal is to have green cleaners outperform the best non-green cleaners. I tried just about every shower cleaner known to mankind trying to remove nasty soap scum buildup in my kids shower. With this, a corn based product, the heavy layer of soap scum dissolved like butter. I now use it on a regular basis not because it works, but because I have had skin cancer a couple times and I hate the thought of showering with toxic residue from regular cleaning chemicals.

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