Saturday, December 1, 2012

Cleaning Bathtubes and Dog "stuff", with ease!

  My wonderful wife found a better way to clean the bath tube and I wanted to share this with you. My wife has asthma really bad and must smells and chemicals really hurt her lungs and send her into a asthmatic fit. So she is always trying to find an alternative to toxic chemicals to clean with. She normally uses "Mrs. Meyers" but when she was surfing on the web a while back she stumbled across a mixture that not only doesn't affect her lungs but it cleans the bath tube like know other thing I have seen. I didn't even have to scrub that hard when cleaning it for her last time, that's impressive!
  And if that ain't impressive enough, my daughter had a friend stay over last night and they played in the back yard. Well, we have a dog and I guess I didn't get all the "land mines" scooped up. Her friend step in,,, well you know, lol! When I was cleaning them for her, they appeared clean but that smell was still there. You know the smell, you just can't get if off it seems. So a thought came to me to try the new cleaner, so I did and low and behold the smell came totally off! Now that's totally impressive!
 So what is this totally impressive cleaner I speak of? It's a mixture of Dawn Dish liquid (the blue original) and White Vinegar. Do NOT use the concentrated dish liquid though, very hard to clean off! 
  The Recipe:
  Equal Parts of Dawn Dish Liquid and White Vinegar
  Mix in a spray bottle of your choice
  Microwave for 2 minutes
  Shake again
  Spray on surface to clean, wait a few minutes and rinse
  We use a sponge with scrubber on the tube 

Well I hope you have as must success as we did and if you have anymore uses for it please feel free to share. We love a funny story!

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  1. I use just the Dawn on my tub but I bet the vinegar helps with hard water spots. Never thought about microwaving a cleaner first. I'll give it a try and let you know how it does for me.

  2. Interesting! I'll have to try this as I am trying to cut out harmful chemicals from our household. This looks like a great natural cleaner!

    Thanks for sharing on Sweet Saturday (I was the co-host this week).


  3. I gave it a try with a higher ratio on the vinegar. I have super clean sinks and tub! Bonus on the vingar being a disinfectant. Thanks.

    1. I am glad it worked for you! We love using it. We will have to try the higher vinegar ratio!

  4. Great tip, I will have to try it out next time :)

  5. Hmmm, I will have to try this. I have used vinegar to clean my floors, but I never tried it mixed with Dawn in a tub. Thanks for sharing at Sweet Saturday last week, I hope to see you again :)

  6. I've used Gain dish liquid and hydrogen peroxide in my laundry room for touch stains...
    The Dawn...makes my skin peel. (well, in the past it has, I haven't tried any Dawn since then)
    I will definitely give this a try-- I don't like the coughing fits I get from some cleaners either!

    thanks so much for sharing this idea. One question:
    What does the microwave heating do for the solution? Won't it work as well without microwaving?


    1. We have used it both ways room Temperature and microwaved. I don't see much difference but some say it removes the soap scum easier. You try both ways and tel me what you think!

  7. I totally need to try this! I've attempted to make a few homemade cleaners and haven't found anything that works like the ones with the chemicals. This one sounds very promising! Thanks so much for stopping by last Wednesday and linking up!!