I originally posted this on my blog & knew I had to post it here as well! I was amazed at how wonderfully this worked. Aside from it being non toxic (unless you swallow tons of Dawn) it's also very cost effective as we probably have the 2 ingredients needed right in our cupboards. I did use the blue Dawn as suggested, but I'm sure one of the other dish soaps would work just fine as well. If you try it with other soaps let us know how works.
I promise you won't be disappointed if you try this "recipe" for a shower & tub cleaner. Especially if you have a textured shower floor & can't ever seem to get it completely clean.
I clean my shower pretty regularly so you would think the shower floor would be pretty clean or at least easy to maintain. However, I always seemed to have several gray spots left that no brush or cleaner would pull up. I even used a Mr Clean Magic Eraser and didn't get the results I was looking for.
So, the other day I opened up the Everyday Cheapskate email from Mary Hunt & one of the paragraphs was about this amazing tub & shower cleaner.
Here is the exact entry taken directly from the Everyday Cheapskate email newsletter dated July 27th:
Tub and Shower Magic. If you haven’t experienced the power of original Blue Dawn plus white vinegar, you are in for a treat. Remove the top of a plastic spray bottle and fill it half full of white vinegar. Carefully heat it in the microwave until the vinegar is hot, taking care not to melt the bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle with Blue Dawn liquid dishwashing soap. Apply the top tightly. Gently shake the bottle to mix. That’s it. You now have a powerful cleaning product that will melt soap scum and tub and shower buildup, clean sinks, appliances and just about anything. Just spray it on, scrub, rinse and be amazed. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit as long as overnight. Then, scrub and rinse.
I can speak from experience...this TOTALLY works like a charm. I had other things to do so I sprayed it on & then went about my business. Several hours & one scrubby brush later I had a sparkling tub & shower.
So easy, so cheap & totally green. Plus, I didn't need a gas mask since their were no chemicals! Love that part.
One thing though...don't pour hot, recently boiled vinegar into a plastic bottle. It will never be the same again! Trust me.