Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Homemade Bath and Shower Scrub

Victorian Bathroom I by Jerianne Van Dijk
Victorian Bathroom I

I love a clean bathtub, who doesn't? What I don't like is cleaning with a bunch of chemicals and have the chemical residue left over in the tub the next time you bathe. I found a great alternative to store bought cleaner. This works great in the bathtub, shower and even the sinks ( kitchen sink included)

I sprinkle a fair amount of baking soda into the tub and then a squirt of dishwashing liquid and scrub! Rinse with water- Simple as that! This gets off even the worst soap scum and gets the tub really clean.

The best part is that I know my tub is clean and I don't have to worry about chemical residue when I fill up the tub for my bath!


craftycherry said...

I cant believe it!! I thought i was being so inventive with this very same recipe just two days ago!! But it works a treat doesnt it. I used a soft scrubbing type cloth and was really impressed and inspired to do it this way more often. Cherry

Anonymous said...


Thanks for the link to my blog! I am enjoying yours. Here is another bathtub cleaning trick:

If you have really tough bathtub stains, like rust or soap scum buildup, cream of tartar works even better than baking soda. I cannot remember where I read about using it, but I tried it recently on a couple of rust spots which appeared in my tub and was amazed. I ordered some in bulk and it was about as cheap as baking soda too! I used it plain, but I have read you can mix it with hydrogen peroxide to make a paste or with salt for something more abrasive.