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Cleaning with BS and vinegar--wow!

Posted by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 5:12 AM
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I have never found a product that will get rid of soap scum and all the nastiness that builds up in my showers the way I want. Today I sprayed the whole thing down with a vinegar/water/EO solution (at least 50% vinegar) and let it sit 5 minutes. Then I poured baking soda on the scrubby side of my wet sponge and scrubbed it down. Omg. It was like all the scum and hard water marks and buildup just melted away!!!! My shower sparkles once again!!! So amazing!

I have avoided cleaning my shower because I don't like to use chemicals not to mention when I'm pregnant so today I said "f" it and did the method above. I'll never use anythig else in my bathroom!
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Nikkole95
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM

That sounds so much easier than the method I was told to use (make a paste, cover shower and tub in it, let sit, then scrub). I think I may try that today!!

Nikkole95
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:01 AM

Oh, but  I was planning on using lemon juice instead of vinegar...same difference, right?


AtiFreeFalls
by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Quoting Nikkole95:

Oh, but  I was planning on using lemon juice instead of vinegar...same difference, right?




Nope. You may remember the reaction obtained in a science class when vinegar and baking soda are mixed. That reaction is mildly corrosive and does wonders on tough stuff like shower scum and the inside of ovens. Lemon juice is great if your shower isn't really bad, but if it is just do as the OP suggested :-)
Nikkole95
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Ok, now I feel dumb, lol :) Thanks!

Quoting AtiFreeFalls:

Quoting Nikkole95:

Oh, but  I was planning on using lemon juice instead of vinegar...same difference, right?




Nope. You may remember the reaction obtained in a science class when vinegar and baking soda are mixed. That reaction is mildly corrosive and does wonders on tough stuff like shower scum and the inside of ovens. Lemon juice is great if your shower isn't really bad, but if it is just do as the OP suggested :-)


AtiFreeFalls
by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:34 AM
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Quoting Nikkole95:




Don't feel dumb! Its all good :-)
Nikkole95
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:37 AM

Hahaha, I just figured they are both acidic....lol

Quoting AtiFreeFalls:

Quoting Nikkole95:




Don't feel dumb! Its all good :-)


hriabywx4
by Bronze Member on Sep. 22, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Ok. What is EO? I'm going to feel silly but my brain isn't providing the answer! Lol
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LondonsMomma84
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 11:41 AM
Essential oils--I add some to mask the vinegary smell.

Quoting hriabywx4:

Ok. What is EO? I'm going to feel silly but my brain isn't providing the answer! Lol
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catholicmamamia
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
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So effective and easy, isn't it?! 


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catholicmamamia
by on Sep. 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I love cleaning with baking soda and vinegar.. :o) 


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