[I decided to repost this from the archives. This cleaner is amazing is what I use pretty much exclusively for all my cleaning needs!]
I can hardly wait to share this recipe with you! It. is. AMAZING! You just have to try it to believe it.
Over the weekend I ran across this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to try it. We have very hard water, so my shower, glass shower door, tub, sinks, faucets, all get a wonderful white buildup from the mineral deposits. I used it in the toilet too! It took it ALL away, with hardly any scrubbing. I literally could not believe it. I have never had ANY cleaner do such a good job..and so easily! I am going to be trying this to remove grease and grime from my stove and other appliances and see how it works. I bet it will be just as amazing.
It has only two ingredients too…and is pretty cheap to make! Oh..and it is good for more than just the bathroom. I cleaned my kitchen sink and it looks brand new! Are you ready for the recipe? I thought so!
AMAZING BATHROOM CLEANER
24 oz. sprayer bottle
12 oz. Dawn dishsoap-the blue kind (*see note below)
12 oz. white distilled vinegar
To Make: Heat the vinegar until hot and place in sprayer bottle. Add Dawn soap, put the lid on, and shake gently to mix. (You just heat the vinegar to help the vinegar and Dawn mix when you are making this cleaner. You do NOT have to heat it every time you use it!)
To Use: Spray on surface to be cleaned. Allow to sit for a bit before gently scrubbing and rinsing. Allow the cleaner to sit longer, maybe even overnight, on really tough soap scum and mineral deposit buildup. There will be a lot of suds, so it will take a bit of rinsing to get it all rinsed off, but it is SO worth it!
* A quick note on the Dawn dishsoap. The recipe I found doesn’t clarify whether or not to use the ultra concentrated version of the blue Dawn or just the classic. I had the ultra concentrated and so that is what I used. Looking at the picture of the recipe I found, it looks like she used the ultra concentrated too. It was pretty sudsy, so I am going to try it with using just the classic blue Dawn dishsoap, NOT the ultra concentrated, and see how that works.
**Another quick note…some readers have described their experience with this cleaner, and it seems that some use less Dawn and more vinegar and that helps cut down on the suds. One said that she put 1/2 inch of Dawn in the bottom of the spray bottle and filled the rest with vinegar and uses that as a milder cleaner in her kitchen. So…it appears that you can do some experimenting with this on the ratios, depending on what you want to clean. Have fun!
If you struggle with finding a cleaner that will cut the soap scum and grime in your bathroom…you absolutely MUST try this. You will not be looking any further…I promise!