What's Cooking?

I'm always seeking homemade cleaning products and Pinterest is a goldmine for such things.

I found this soap scum remover recipe and thought I would give it a try. 

Okay, so you are asking, what does a cleaning recipe have to do with what's cooking?  Firstly, you have to heat up the vinegar so there is in fact cooking involved.  Here is the bottom line:  you need a clean kitchen in which to cook and it will keep pests out of your garden.  I feel those are tenuous yet reasonable enough links.  Moving on...

This is not the cheapest cleaner, although cheaper than regular store bought cleaning solutions, but it does do the job, and does it well. 

I tried it out on my shower door, bathroom sinks, and actually on my kitchen countertop, sink, and backsplash and used nearly an entire bottle of the solution.

Soap Scum Remover/Weed Killer

1 sm. bottle Dawn Dish Liquid (not the hand renewal kind)
1 1/3c. Vinegar, heated
Spray Bottle
Elbow Grease

After you've heated the vinegar, pour it into the bottle.  Pour in the Dawn and swirl instead of shake so that it doesn't foam up.  Spray it wherever you need it and leave it for at least 30 minutes.  Rinse and wipe it off.  What this doesn't do is get rid of mildew in a shower; this is where you add the elbow grease. 

Yes, I did say that this was also a weed killer.   Just spray on your weeds and watching them shrivel; no elbow grease required.

This is part of Full Plate Thursday and Homemaking Link Up.


  1. Good Morning Pary,
    That looks like a great cleaning solution, is there anyway you can cut back on the "elbow grease"? Hope you have a fabulous week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. I am so sorry Miz Helen, but I think the elbow grease is a crucial ingredient. :)


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