Friday, February 16, 2018

DIY Tub and Shower Cleaner


I have another recipe for you today.  As many of you already know, we have hard water here at our farmhouse, and that can present a few challenges when it comes to cleaning.

I once felt that the only way I could get our bathrooms really clean was to use traditional cleaners.  My brain was trained to think that "clean" smelled a certain way.  I know I've said this before, but do you know what clean really smells like?  Yep, that's right, it smells like nothing.

When it comes to cleaning our tub and shower, I've found a solution that works well and it only consists of natural ingredients. It also leaves our bathroom smelling lemony fresh. Score!

Here's a simple walk through of how I tackle our tub and shower on cleaning day:

First, I spray down the entire shower with my soap scum cleaner.  This consists of distilled white vinegar plus 30 drops of YL Lemon essential oil combined in a 16 ounce spray bottle. Once this is done I sprinkle on a mixture of baking soda plus course sea salt (combined in a jar). I let this sit for just a few minutes before scrubbing it all clean with a scrub brush.  I then rinse it clean.

Here's a bonus tip! Did you know you can actually wash your plastic shower curtain liner in your washer?  For years I would throw these away every time they got a little grungy, but I now have a better and much less wasteful way!


Fill your washer with warm water and laundry detergent as usual, then add a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide, 2 tablespoons of baking soda and 6 drops of Lemon essential oil to the wash.  Add in your shower curtain liner along with a couple of towels. Sometimes I'll wash the actual shower curtain in the cycle instead of adding the towels.

After the spin cycle is complete, immediately hang your liner back up and allow it to dry.  Once the liner is completely dry, I hang the shower curtain back up too. This has been working like a charm for us! I've had the same liner for over a year now and I wash it every 3-4 weeks.

I hope this is helpful and helps you save a little money too!

Have a blessed weekend,

1 comment:

  1. Great tips! I think the lemon probably cuts the oils on the shower tile.

    I buy fabric liners at Target. They can easily be washed right along with your shower curtain and bath towels!

    Jane

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