Since I hate to clean, our master bathroom shower has taken a real hit. When we bought our house, it had a beautiful, new shower with tile and a glass surround. However, I didn't realize how difficult it would be to keep that shower glass clean from soap scum. As you can see below, it was looking pretty bad!
I've tried several store bought cleaners in the past, but they never did a great job on the glass doors. So, I thought I would try this DIY Bathroom Soap Scum Remover to see how common, everyday ingredients would do in cleaning a tough soap scum challenge.
- 1 cup Distilled White Vinegar
- 1 tbsp. Corn Starch
- 2 tbsp. Dawn Detergent
Combine the vinegar and corn starch in a microwave-safe container (I used my glass measuring cup) and microwave for 2 minutes. Then add the Dawn to the mixture and pour into an empty spray bottle. Be sure to wait until after heating the vinegar and corn starch to add the Dawn since it will start foaming if you heat it (as the mixture starts to boil).
I liberally sprayed the glass doors and fiberglass pan at the bottom of my shower and then set the timer for 10 minutes. Although the ingredients are natural, be sure to run your exhaust fan since the vinegar and Dawn smell can be pretty potent.
When the timer went off, I easily scrubbed the floor and glass walls with a sponge and then rinsed with the showerhead and a spray bottle filled with water. I used a clean towel to dry all surfaces to avoid streaks. It came out the cleanest I've seen our shower since we bought our house.
Please note: if you have tile in your shower, try to avoid spraying the DIY mixture on the tile since vinegar can damage grout over time.