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I thought i would start testing out some homemade cleaning solutions to see how they worked in comparison to the cleaners I am buying. I am trying one right now and oh my goodness does it smell!! It is a tub/shower cleaner made of equal parts of vinegar and blue dawn. I sure hope it cleans as good as it says it does to make up for the smell! I have the bathroom door closed and vent on and the smell is still making it through the house!
I have a similar recipe but it uses baking soda. I'm not fond of it - honestly it's the Dawn that I don't like. Toooooooo soapy and takes forever to rinse. I think I'll be sticking to my vinegar and baking soda scrub after I finish up this little bottle.
I use vinegar in just about every single cleaning concoction I make. The vinegar smell dissipates after awhile on its own. I also like to put orange peels in vinegar for several weeks. It helps with the vinegar smell. I also use a lot of essential oils in my concoctions so that also helps.
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L (5-21-88); Mi (dn, 8-29-91); A (10-27-91); I (10-2-92); Ma (dd, 4-17-94);
N (10-29-95); S (10-13-98); Le (10-28-00); C (3-7-03)
I did as the directions said and let it sit for an hour. by the end of the hour, either the smell had lessened or I was just used to it by then. I think heating the vinegar made it smell stronger than normal and then pared with the smell of the blue dawn just made it worse. It definitely stayed in place when sprayed on the shower walls, but was super sudsy when I went to wipe it all off. Too many suds really. To get it all off I had to wipe it down to get it wet again and then pour buckets of water over the wall to rinse it off. The shower was definitely clean! I am amazed with the rough finish of the floor of the shower! I had to use a scrub brush to get down in the creases and crevices, but it is almost as clean as when we first got the shower. I think I will definitely use this concoction to clean the floors of the shower and tub in the future, but not sure if I will do the walls where it was soooooo sudsy.