I hate cleaning the bathroom. I hate mold. I really hate soap scum. I live in an old house that has mint green tile. Yep, not ideal and not the most ideal! And, my enemy is constantly SOAP SCUM. I mean, who doesn’t hate soap scum?
In the past, I have tried almost every soap scum remover out there – the spray ones. The scrub ones. The natural ones. The ones whose fumes will kill you. And, truth be told – the basic vinegar and baking soda ones work the best! Here are my two absolute favorite ways of making my shower/tub shiny again.
Dawn and Vinegar Shine
Everyone loves this natural technique and it really does work! It involves Dawn dish soap (not a knock-off brand!), vinegar and water. It’s simple, fast, doesn’t involve scrubbing, and produces the shiniest tile you’ve ever see. People use it on tile, glass doors, tubs – all of it! I honestly am amazed by this trick. SCROLL DOWN FOR RECIPE >>
But, it is INCREDIBLY fume-y. I have to hold my breath, run out of the room, and then plan on being out of the house all day. It’s really bad. Now, if you can open your windows and ventilate well – it’s probably ok. But, I can’t, and have stopped using this method because hot vinegar fumes scare me. Just warning you – it’s not a good smell!
Baking Soda Shine
My new favorite method is just baking soda. That’s it. I sprinkle it on my tube, sprinkle quickly with water, and then scrub it off! It doesn’t take much scrubbing and produces the same shiny amazingness as the process above. Y’all, this has made cleaning my shower so much more enjoyable! SCROLL DOWN FOR RECIPE >>
Need a quick daily fix?
Recently I’ve started using the Method Daily Shower Spray in Ylang Ylang and I love it! It cleans my shower pretty well on the daily, and really keeps down the amount of soap scum that accumulates over the long haul. I’ve tried other daily shower cleaners, and love this one the best. Try it!
Leave some comments and let me know your favorite soap scum remover!