Today's Tip: Stop using and storing the harmful chemicals and dangerous cleaners and use natural ingredients you already keep in your house.
What I've done lately for cleaning showers is something I found via Pinterest and modified a little. It is wonderful, and you already have everything for it. I recently found out that my aunt is using the same thing that she found online too, and loves it.
1/2 cup vinegar in a glass measuring cup, heated for 45 seconds in the microwave
4TBS Baking soda, slowly added and stirred into hot vinegar in a large-ish container (mini volcanoes every time!)
1/2 cup liquid dish soap (I used Palmolive, even though everything says to use Dawn)
I mix this up and then use a paint brush to spread it on the shower walls and tub. The paint brush is my own invention, after both trying a spray bottle (it clogs up) and using a rag (it takes too long).
This recipe is plenty for cleaning both of our full shower/tubs. A little goes a long way. Let it sit for a few hours, then scrub it off with water and a sponge. This involves a lot of rinsing because of all the soap bubbles, but it cuts right through all the nasty soap scum build-up better than any bathroom cleaner I've ever tried, and you don't even have to use any elbow grease. I usually just lightly scrub and rinse it while showering.
Now I don't have to store all those scary cleaners and I can feel better about what I'm exposing myself and my kids to. There are a few other natural cleaners I use too, and will share them in subsequent posts. I also plan to try some new ones soon.
Clear space out below your sink and get rid of harmful chemicals! Win/win.