I don't have that.
Even when my bathroom is at its cleanest, it doesn't sparkle. Does yours? (It doesn't count if your fixtures are actually brand new.)
Forget sparkly vampires, I've always wanted a sparkly bathroom.
My friend Kristin told me a recipe for a homemade refill for the automatic shower cleaning sprayers exists. She buys an automatic cleaning unit, uses it, then refills it with her own concoction when its empty. I've been poking around the Internet with the help of Google to find some homemade cleaner recipes that might give me the bathroom of my dreams.
With little effort, I was able to find this recipe from Frugal Upstate.
One of the great things about these homemade cleaners is most of us have the ingredients on hand. I had to make one modification because I use white vinegar instead of Jet Dry in my dishwasher. I figure if it prevents spots on my dishes, it'll prevent spots in my tub, too.
I also needed to adjust the measurements so it fit into my spray bottle, which was an almost empty hydrogen peroxide bottle. Here's my recipe:
- 1/3 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/3 cup rubbing alcohol
- 5 drops Dawn dish washing detergent
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
- 1 cup water
|I bought this handy spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide at Walmart.|
I dried everything with a towel and added a thin layer of baby oil to the sink faucet to protect the sparkle. I've read and heard from several sources that you can coat your shower with a thin layer of car wax to protect it from soap scum. I may try this at some point.
Unfortunately, the built-up soap residue on both the sink and tub kept it from being a 100% success. That's something I need to work on. I think I'll try removing the soap scum with the baking soda and Dawn trick I used on the burned pot. Not today, though. I'm determined to work on my quilt today.