DIY Natural Shower Scum Remover & Cleaner
Shower scum is like the plaque on your teeth. The longer you go without brushing or flossing, the more it builds up and the harder it is to get it clean. The longer you let your tub and shower go uncleaned, the more elbow grease you’ll have to put into it to clean it.
You could always take the easy route and buy a super duty scum remover. The problem is that then you have to don gloves and vacate your home for an hour after cleaning, just to avoid the toxic fumes. Been there, it is not pretty. Luckily, nature and science have some solutions to removing tough scum and saving your brain cells.
The Best Way to Clean Soap Scum
Soap scum is a combination of the dirty soap, minerals from your water, and dirt, body oils, and bacteria that you get off when you clean. Try any one of these solutions to getting your bath tub or shower shiny again.
Borax Natural Bath Cleaner Recipe
Borax is a natural bath rememdy. You use it to clean and scour and it has a deodorizing abrasive that will give you the clean you need. Also, Borax keeps the mildew and mold from growing back. Huzzah!
Borax Bath Cleaner Recipe Ingredients
Borax Bath Cleaner Recipe Directions
- Mix the ingredients to form a paste. It will look really thick!
- Using a soft bristle brush, apply the cleaning solution and let sit for about 15 minutes. Do not let it dry!
- Scrub with the soft bristle brush until all the scum is gone.
- Rinse with hot water and wipe down the area.
Dawn Dish Soap Shower Scum Remover
Another option is to make this solution out of Dawn Dish soap and vinegar. It’s good for scum anywhere – sinks, baths, showers.
Dawn Dish Soap Shower Scum Remover Recipe Ingredients
Dawn Dish Soap Shower Scum Remover Recipe Directions
- Take the cornstarch and vinegar in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave the mixture for two minutes.
- Put the dish soap in the spray bottle. Taking the mixture out of the microwave, stir it up. You will see it’s like a gel. Add this to the spray bottle and shake to combine.
- To use, spray on the surface and let it sit for 10 to 30 minutes depending on the amount of nastiness you’ve accumulated. Wipe with a damp wash cloth and observe the shine. You may need sunglasses to fight the beautiful glare.