For a long time after we moved into this house, I was unhappy because no matter what products I used or what I did, we had a thick layer of soap scum in the bathroom thanks to hard water. I even resorted to commercial products, but they didn’t work well and I wasn’t happy with the ingredients.
Finally, in desperation, I posted to the forum and asked what other people use. One friend gave me this recipe and I was thrilled when I found that it worked! Not only did it work, it was inexpensive and it didn’t have a bunch of nasty chemicals in it!
Now this is the only soap scum remover I use. I place all of the ingredients into a spray bottle, give it a shake to mix, spray the shower down with it and walk away. I allow it to sit for 15-20 minutes then go back and wipe down the shower walls. That’s all it takes to get the soap scum off and have the shower looking nice.
32-ounce bottle of soap scum remover from the local big-box store: $3.96
1 cup 70% Isopropyl rubbing alcohol from the drug store- $0.74
2 Tbs Dr. Bronner’s or other natural soap- $0.21
1 cup minus 2 Tbs water- $0.01
Total cost: $0.96 for 16 ounces
Total savings per 32 ounces- $2.04
If you use one bottle a month, that’s a savings of $24.48 a year!