Thursday, March 29, 2012

Homemade Bathroom Cleaner

Most of you know that I'm on a journey to eliminate the toxins in our house.  I'm constantly searching for new ideas for homemade cleaners due to this.

Our basement bathtub is jetted and our hard water always leaves stains in and around the jets.  I've tried all kinds of things to remove this and just leave frustrated.  While searching around Pinterest one day (don't you just love Pinterest?!) I discovered the solution to my problems.

The original recipe calls for 1 part warm vinegar to 1 part Dawn.  I found this to be too sudsy so I suggest maybe 2 parts warm vinegar to 1 part Dawn.  

My plan is to eventually try it with an all natural soap but I was able to obtain an insane amount of Dawn for free a few years ago and I'm too cheap to get rid of it (I did donate a ton though) so I will continue to use my stash until it is gone.

I also suggest being careful how hot your vinegar is.  I got mine a bit too warm and parts of my water bottle melted.  The heat really helps with breaking up the hard water stains and soap scum though so it is needed.


Vanessa said...

I have had really good luck with vinegar and baking soda on hard water deposits. Coat the area with baking soda (make a thick paste if needed), then spray or poor vinegar on the area, just enough to cause it to fizz. Keep adding vinegar until it no longer fizzes. Let the baking soda and vinegar sit for a bit, then scrub hard water off. This may take a couple of applications depending on how bad the hard water spots are.

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