Soap Scum Killa

Life, Crafts & Whatever says that vinegar + Dawn dish soap = Soap Scum Killa!

The gals of The Crafty Collaborative don’t like soap scum, so we tried it out for ourselves!

 

 

Reviewer #1 – Mandy

Mission:  To clean my dirty *ss shower and love it in a lazy girl kinda way.

 

 

Details:

Tips & Tricks Learned:

Buy a funnel! I measured out the vinegar (in a cup with no spout) and had to use way too many cups to try to get it in the spray bottle. Also, make sure you take a towel to do some light “scrubbing”. It isn’t just a spray and rinse cleanser. However, it didn’t take much elbow grease to get it looking fabulous.

Pros:

Seriously love this stuff! Will never go back to store-bought cleanser. I was really amazed at how easy it was to make and use it. Plus, it’s inexpensive. Check out my before (ok, I know what you’re thinking… who is this gross girl that never cleans her shower?!) and after photos. I’ve never seen my shower this sparklingly beautiful!

Cons:

It did make me cough quite a bit when I sprayed it. Not sure why as I didn’t think the vinegar smelled that horribly strong but I do have a stuffy nose from allergies. I would suggest ventilating the room that you’re using it in.

 

Conclusion:

Love it! Feel like my life just changed a little bit…

 

 

 

Reviewer #2 – Maren

Mission:  Will a mixture of vinegar and blue Dawn remove what I have neglected to clean for years?  Yes, that’s right.  I haven’t cleaned my shower in FOREVER, and I recently learned that my husband wasn’t doing it either.  Gross.

I have but one excuse, and that is that I am damn near blind without my contacts or glasses and I cannot see how disgusting our shower is when I’m in it.

Details:

  • Tub/Shower – fiberglass insert

Tips & Tricks Learned:

I used this little Chinese Star shaped sponge… it was awesome.  It’s the Nook & Cranny Scrubber from Scotch Brite.  Of course I love everything 3M – a.) they’re geniuses and b.) I’m a Minnesota gal!

Pros:

Holy crap – It worked!  This concoction tore through the nastiness with little scrubbing!

Cons:

I gagged the entire time.  Laugh it up.  Then afterwards, I could still smell vinegar and I wanted to die.  All I could think about was our realtor killing me since our house was hitting the market that day.  I ended up using some Mrs. Meyer’s Basil Countertop Spray to counteract the smell.  Worked like a charm.

 

Conclusion:

This stuff worked really well – but stunk to high hell!  If you cannot smell or are without a sensitive gag reflex, then this is the perfect soap scum cleaner for you!  I’ll use it again!

 

 

 
 

Reviewer #3 – Amanda

Mission: To bust some serious soap scum a$$!

 

 

Details:

I opted to test this out on my grimy sink and crusty stove top instead because I didn’t have a shower worth cleaning let alone taking a picture of! (bathrooms are both under permanent reno)

I let the solution sit on the sink for 15 minutes and the stove for 20.

Tips & Tricks Learned:

There isn’t really any way to mess this one up but I can see how heat makes the mix more effective and would suggest re-heating for really tough dirt or grease.

Pros:

This smelled clean and made everything shine.

Cons:

It took some time to get it rinsed off. That part was kind of irritating.

Conclusion:

All in all this is a simple and effective cleaner that is as cheap as they come (don’t know the exact price but I would guess .25 for the entire bottle of cleaner and I only used maybe an 1/8 of it on the two surfaces – maybe less). I loved the way it cleaned my ceramic cooktop so much that I plan to ditch my fussy cream and go with this simple spray instead!

 

 

Soap Scum Killa ingredients shot by Life, Crafts & Whatever


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