Saturday, March 31, 2012

Cleaning with Vinegar Part 2



Or maybe it should be titled.. “cleaning the bathroom with vinegar part 2” .. :) Yesterday I posted on cleaning my toilet with vinegar and how well that worked and today is about the shower, tub and sinks..

I am a Scrubbing Bubbles fan, as much as I try and find things that work instead I find the SB to be so easy to use and quick. But, I wanted a natural cleaner that worked well and fairly easy. I have now found one and can happily say good bye to my Scrubbing Bubbles.

I used 2 ingredients: Vinegar and Dawn dish soap



I asked my daughter the other day to pick me up a spray bottle (I’m thinking for cleaning) and she brought me home one (she shopped in the health and beauty section, LOL )!! I took my 12 oz spray bottle and put about 3T of Dawn dish soap in it. Then filled it up with vinegar. Shook the bottle carefully to combine the ingredients. And that was it…



I sprayed this on my tile, my tub and my bathroom sinks. I used a scrub brush to clean the tile and tub and it worked incredibly well! After scrubbing I rinsed with a cleaning rag. I wondered if there might be any film left afterwards due to the soap, and there was not. I was truly amazed at how clean and sparkly the tub, tile and faucets were. Then I cleaned the bathroom sinks (we have double sinks in our bathroom) and they turned out clean and sparkly as well. I had one soap dish that was pretty soap scummy so I sprayed that and let it sit while I cleaned the sinks, the soap scum came off very easily. I found this combo of vinegar and Dawn dish soap to do just as good a job as Scrubbing Bubbles and was very easy to use (and easy to make). 


23 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for this post. I too am a Scrubbing Bubbles fan. I have tried many alternative cleaners in the bath but none I liked as good as SB. I will give your cleaner a try. Thanks and God bless.

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    1. If you do try it Donna, let me know what you think! :) Crystal :)

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    2. I have started using this for my kitchen sink as well. In fact, it works great on so many different things. (Husband used it while cleaning his paint brushes)

      I also found that if there is a spot on the tub or shower that is stubborn, you can put baking soda on it and then spray with the vinegar/dawn solution and it bubbles up just like scrubbing bubbles!!

      I love cleaning with this and it doesn't bother my asthma one bit!!

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  2. I am definitely trying this. I love using natural products, especially with young children in the home. I feel like I can clean and not worry about them breathing in harmful fumes or getting it on my clothes in case I have to pick up the baby. Plus, I love saving my hubby's hard earned money :) Thanks so much for sharing!!! God bless!

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  3. Thanks for sharing ! I am a Tilex soap scum remover fan. I have never been able to find anything other than scrubbing bubbles that did the job on our very used showers. I have often wanted to experiment with homemade cleaners to see if I can make one that is as good. I just havent been able to make one that is as good as the Tilex or S Bubbles. I will definatly try this. Thanks Stefanie

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    1. When you try it, I would be interested in hearing what you think Stefanie!

      Crystal :)

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  4. After reading your blog last night -today I bumped into this neat information:
    http://www.versatilevinegar.org/usesandtips.html

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    1. Thanks you for the link! Yes indeed vinegar is amazing! :)

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    2. McAfee warned me not to go to this site

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  5. I've been using white vinegar and Dawn to clean my tub, shower, toilet and sinks for years. Because we have hard water I spray down the surfaces with white vinegar and let it set for a few minutes. Then spray with one part Dawn to three parts water and scrub with a soft nylon scrubby. It does a beautiful job of cleaning, its inexpensive, and it does not bother my allergies as many chemicals do. Thank you for all the posts..I really enjoy them! Marsha

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    1. Marsha, thank you for telling me this! After I gave so much praise to this cleaner I thought about the fact that I have soft water and so I was not sure how well it might work for those with hard water... thanks for sharing your experience!

      Crystal :)

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  6. As someone who has hard water and a long time SB user, I am really excited to try this! Thanks:)
    Blessings, Aimee

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  7. Thank you for your natural cleaning tips. I use Green Works dilutable liquid in a spray bottle and an empty 16oz cinnamon shaker filled with baking soda for bathroom cleaning. I spray the shower/tub,sinks/countertop, then sprinkle with baking soda, and wipe down. The handheld shower head works great for rinsing the tub/shower walls. Leaves everything shiny clean. I enjoy your newsletter. God bless you.

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    1. Great idea for the baking soda shaker, so much easier. thanks for sharing.

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  8. Thanks for sharing ! I am a Tilex soap scum remover fan. I have never been able to find anything other than scrubbing bubbles that did the job on our very used showers.

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  9. Could I use a regular dish soap like, say Palmolive or does it have to be Dawn?

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  10. The odor will be eliminated, that's the best thing about it.

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  11. I made a batch up yesterday and cleaned my bathroom, everything sparkled and the vinegar smell disappeared as soon as everything dried

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  12. Iam trying. To get water. Spots off my truck windows. Will this work. Off that

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  13. I just tried it on my tub and it was the fastest and with the least amount of elbow grease I have ever cleaned my tub/shower. And, I, too, "was" a Scrubbles Bubbles fan. It is the only product I had found that worked well. Hate cleaning products that do not do what they claim they do. Waste of money! I am now a happy camper! Goodbye Scrubbles Bubbles!

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  14. Vinegar is great for immediately removing smells from a room. I learned this years ago from having placed some bags of garbage in my utility room until garbage pickup where my hot water heater, washer & dryer were located. The stench was unbearable. Sat 2-3 cups of vinegar about and within 24 hours, the smell was gone!

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  15. Great recipes, and it's so true that white vinegar is a miracle-worker. I use it to soak the kids' thermoses (with the pesky straws) at the end of the school week. A natural disinfectant. A friend told me that cider vinegar is just as good, with a more pleasant smell. I'm going to look into that!

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