Soap scum builds up over time. On shower walls, around the inside of the bathtub and the shower curtain. If left to sit too long it can be hard to remove.
Soap scum is made up of many sources; minerals, dirt, dead skin cells, bacteria, and body oils. Now - is this something you want to bathe in?
If you have soap scum in the shower and you need to clean it, here is are some easy recipes you can make in no time at all.
Baking Soda, Water, Vinegar
- 1/2 to 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup white vinegar
- 1 gallon water
Mix together the above ingredients and put in a spray bottle and clean away.
Using BoraxUsing the 20 Mule Team power of Borax won't be new to some of you. A scrub with borax and water will clean and scour the soap scum right off. Rinse with hot water when you've finished.
Mr. Clean Magic EraserThe magic eraser will dissolve and remove a light coating of soap scum and miscellaneous grim from shower walls and glass shower doors. Just wet with water and start scrubbing.
Soap Scum Prevention
Here are just a few things you can do to prevent soap scum from happening as often as it can.
- Use a liquid soap instead of bar soap.
- Use a squeegee to wipe down the walls and doors when you're done showering.
- Put a little Epsom salt in the bath water to keep soap scum from forming.
- Clean regularly!