September 12, 2012

bathtub cleaner extraordinaire

I am sure many of you have seen this concoction on pinterest and had I even signed in to pinterest in the last 6 months (there's a twisted story of love and hate for ya) I'm sure I would have too. My sister in law Mandy used this little recipe to clean her bathtub and said that it was magical.  I logged it away as something I would like to try as I've never found a bathtub cleaner I have been happy with. Never. Never ever. Nope.
When I got home my bathtub was in need of a deep clean and I remembered this little recipe. After trying three different stores to find BLUE Dawn (should it be that hard?) I finally came home and whipped up my own little potion of this cleaning wonder. All you need is 1 part vinegar and 1 part blue Dawn. Heat the vinegar in the microwave and pour it into a spray bottle. Add the Dawn and give it a shakey shake to mix it up. That’s it. Easy sleazy. And guess what?

It IS magical.
Here is a before and after photo and as you can see the after is significantly more spic and span than the before. I would like to do it one more time using a scrub brush as the first time I only used a cloth and I think I could get it even cleaner with a little more elbow grease. I want to eat off this tub when I’m done. Ok, I actually don’t, but I want the option. You never know.


I am so completely impressed with this concoction and feel I have definitely finally found a bathroom cleaner I am satisfied with. Hoo-freakin-ray!

Have any of y'alls tried this yet?


  1. Yes! I'm using it too. The vinegar smell is a little intense for me, but it really does do a great job! (I've heard that it will eat off the finish if you have oil rubbed bronze fixtures, so everyone with ORB should beware.)

  2. Ok--GROSS before picture!! NASTY! So glad you found a fix. Can't wait to try it!

  3. I need to try it, it looks amazing. Want another bathtub cleaning secret? Drywall sanding screen is the BEST for scrubbing tubs clean. Get it at the hardware store. I can't live without it anymore.


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