I had a recipe for homemade shower cleaner that I found on the Scrubbing Bubbles Page (which I found odd) and I lost it. It contained scented bleach, Dawn, and a couple other ingredients that I can't remember. Can anyone help me? Thanks.
By Ima Tramp from Grove, OK
Put baking soda in a bowl. Add Dawn dish soap, a small amount at a time, stirring after each addition. You can make a smaller amount by using less baking soda for the base.
When it's the consistency you want, it's ready to use.
I smooth it on a wash cloth and scrub away. If you place the "tub scrub" in a container with a lid that closes tightly, it will keep for several days.
It's a lovely color, so you can place it on the counter in a decorative jar (just be sure to label it as a cleaning product.)
We bought, renovated, and sold houses for years. I've used a lot of cleaners in that work, even industrial strength stuff. This homemade cleaner is the best thing I have ever used for cleaning tub, sinks, showers, etc. It doesn't scratch and it doesn't take a lot of "elbow grease." It only costs pennies. I found the recipe in Woman's World Weekly.
Another terrific cleaning idea for toilet bowls. Drop two denture cleaning tablets into the toilet bowl. (They will fizz in the water.) Close the lid and wait a few moments.
(If you have no children nor pets to worry about, you can leave the lid open.)
After a few moments swish with a toilet brush.
Flush and you should have a sparkling bowl, (even if it was really grimy to start with.)
Remove shower head and soak in warm vinegar, baking soda, and water. Most residue will come off easily. (05/25/2009)
I saw the original recipe called for mixing Dawn and scented bleach. Mixing bleach with any type of detergent will cause noxious fumes. I have always read never to do this. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Vinegar and baking soda work great! (05/26/2009)
Thanks to all who have sent me good ideas. But, I'm still looking for the recipe that I can use in my Scrubbing Bubbles Shower Cleaner Machine. (05/26/2009)
By Ima Tramp
Ima Tramp, you should listen to Camper917! I just Googled about mixing bleach and dish soap and the fumes are deadly! Stop and think about it: Perhaps the reason the recipe is no longer on the Scrubbing Bubbles page is because they were advised to take it down because of possible law suits and prosecution if anyone was disabled (like the COPD which I now have from harsh chemicals) or died! I can tell you have your heart set on that original recipe, but I truly believe you should just try some of the more natural remedies suggested here by other posters and see which one works best for you. (05/29/2009)
I don't have homemade recipe for shower cleaner, but oven cleaner is the best way to clean a dirty shower (i.e. rental property, etc.) (06/05/2009)
Bleach and soap isn't toxic, but bleach and ammonia fumes can kill you! (07/01/2009)
Regarding mixing dish soap and bleach again! Here's a couple links to read how the two do combine do make fumes such as mustard gas :-o Sorry I didn't post the links when I commented before :-(
I applaud the Dawn detergent and baking soda mixture! I have a very high iron content in my water and my shower gets stained orange/brownish color. I would use SOS pads, which worked, but not as good as this. Hardly any elbow grease to get it off, amazing. Thanks so much for the tip. You have to try this! (08/31/2009)
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