If it weren’t for my homemade soap scum remover, we’d have to remodel the bathroom. I mean it.
See, I hate our glass shower door! Some things a girl just wants to keep hidden…like how her flabby bits wobble when she bends to shave her legs. Or how much soap scum collects on the shower doors between serious cleanings.
Well, I haven’t had much luck doing anything about the flabby bits, but this mix sure got rid of the soap scum fast!
Homemade Soap Scum Remover
You will need:
- Dawn original dish soap
- White vinegar heated until VERY hot
- An empty spray bottle
- A microfiber cloth (or extension scrubber if you have a bad back)
1. Using a measuring cup, add equal parts VERY hot vinegar and Dawn dish soap to the spray bottle. To do my shower I need 1 cup of each.
2. Heavily spray the shower door or surface that you want to clean. The solution will cling. That’s good.
3. Let sit at least 30 minutes. Overnight is even better.
4. Run the shower spray at the door and wipe clean with the microfiber cloth and warm water.
5. Scrubbing hard probably won’t be necessary, but if there are particularly stubborn spots go at them with a stiff-bristled brush.
• Get rid of mold and mildew, too: If your bathroom has poor air circulation, you may have noticed nasty stuff growing in the grout. Here’s how to get rid of shower mold and mildew–though, if your vinegar is hot enough this mixture will kill it.
• Keep it clean with this daily spray. A quick once-over with this daily homemade shower spray will cut through soap scum so it doesn’t build up. It also prevents mold and mildew, too.
• Do not use on granite or natural stone! If your shower is made of granite, marble, travertine, or other natural stone this is not the solution for you. Instead, try my homemade granite cleaner recipe, though you’ll still have to do a bit of scrubbing. Sorry!
• Help for cloudy glass shower doors. If your shower doors look like they’re etched with hard water spots, this Homemade Soap Scum Remover will not cure that. To eliminate that cloudiness, I first scrubbed mine with a stainless steel pad and a homemade soft scrub mixture. Rinse well afterward then use this Homemade Soap Scum Remover on the tub walls and floor for a sparkling shower that looks like new.