I'm looking for the recipe for Tilex.
By Annie from NC
Cheap Daily Shower Spray
2 cups white vinegar
2 tablespoons generic automatic dishwasher rinsing agent
In a 32 oz bottle add the white vinegar and the generic dishwasher rinse agent. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Use after every shower.
Homemade Shower Cleaner
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
6 drops Dawn dishwashing soap
2 teaspoons JetDry
24 oz water
Mix together hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Dawn dish soap, and Jet Dry in a spray bottle. Add water. Use on a daily basis.
I compared ingredients on the Tilex bottle with a jug of bleach. They are basically the same. The only thing is they both say "other ingredients" accounts for about 90%. Is the other ingredients just water so basically Tilex is bleach and water? So much cheaper to make. Or does "other ingredients mean other stuff, wherein I believe they would, by law, have to list it.
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Does anyone have the home made recipe for the store brand Tylex that is used to spray on the shower enclosure after each shower? We had it, but can't find it now.
Marylin from FL
Put all of the above in a large squirt bottle. Add water carefully so that you don't get alot of bubbles. Label as poison. (05/10/2007)
What is Jet Dry? Do we have it in Australia?
Editor's Note: Jet Dry is an dishwasher additive. It goes in during the rinse cycle to help dishes rinse and dry without streaks. I don't know if you have a product like it in Australia.
Green Potions has an eco friendly daily shower spray. Used daily your shower will never get any build up of soap scum. (05/27/2008)
Tilex Formula = aqueous solution of 3% Sodium hypochlorite (i.e., household bleach); 1% sodium hydroxide (i.e., lye, oven or drain cleaner). The hydroxide cuts the soap scum (dissolution) and the bleach disinfects (oxidation).
Given that household bleach is ~6% and oven cleaner is ~5%, 1-pint of solution would be to take 8 oz. household bleach and add 3 oz. of oven cleaner, and 5 oz. of water. However, that just sounds too strong to me, so you may want to dilute as you see fit.
By Mr Science