Thursday, July 31, 2014

PinTrusted or PinBusted ~ Magic Shower And Tub Cleaner

Hey Y'all
I had hoped to get this story done yesterday but had some technical difficulties.
I'm going to start a new series on Wednesdays called Pinbusted or Pintrusted.

If you're like me you have seen on Pinterest some really awesome ideas or recipes....or you thought they were awesome until you tried it only to find it was a flop.

Well you're not alone.  I have too.  That got me to thinking....why not try things and let you know what I found out.

So today's test is on this pin I found for a MAGIC SHOWER & TUB CLEANER

Now if you're like me the shower or tub is last place I jump up to clean!  So I started reading about how it works. The part that I like the most was You spray it on leave it for 1 hour and then simply wipe your tub clean.  Really?!?  So I decided it was well worth a try.  I just happened to have the ingredients and a small Spray Bottle too.

All you need are 3 things

  • Spray Bottle 
  • 1 part Dawn Dish Washing Liquid (I had 1/2 cup on hand)
  • 1 part Distilled Vinegar (so I added 1/2 cup of this too)
  • Pour Dawn Dish Washing Liquid into spray bottle
  • Pour  Vinegar into spray bottle 
  • Or if you are heating like the original recipe says to then pour your Vinegar into a microwave safe dish and heat until warm (not boiling hot cause it might melt your spray bottle)
  • Put on the spray top
  • Gently shake the spray bottle to mix your solution 
  • Spray on shower wall, tub glass door, and fixtures 
  • Let sit for 1 hour 
  • Gently wipe with a wet rag 
  • Rinse
  • And be amazed (that's what it said!) We will see.....

Now like I said above the original post said to heat up your vinegar (not really sure why) but I wasn't going to be home. It was my day to go clean a clients home.  So I thought I would give it a try on her tub and shower. Trust me I still took my trusty shower clean just in case.

When I got there I went straight in & sprayed my Magic Tub & Shower Cleaner (Dawn & Vinegar Solution) onto her shower walls & tub.
I went on and got busy cleaning the rest of her home.

When I came back it had dried on the wall.  This really isn't what you want to do.  Because it makes it a little harder to get the blue soap off.
In fact I'm not sure how long it takes for the solution to start drying up.  Learn from my mistakes!  Please!!!

So here is the before
It's not too bad or at least that's the way it looks in the picture.  But trust me when I say the soap scum was pretty awful.

This is the after
WOW was all I could say!  Wow Wee!!!  It was so shiny and clean.  I didn't scrub at all.  I did put just a little water on it and then took a sponge (not the scrubie side) and just rubbed gently over the soap scum to get the dried on blue soap to remove. I could see as I was wiping, the shine coming through.  When I rinsed I was simply amazed.  Clean as a whistle.

I did discovered it will not take care of mold or mildew
  I had to use my commercial spray to fight off this ugliness.

I just found out there is a "Cleaning Vinegar"  It is suppose to be over with the cleaning supplies at the "Big W".  I haven't been to the store to get some and see if it is better than the food grade vinegar.

This does make a LOT of suds.  I did some research and found the original recipe was invented when Dawn wasn't ULTRA so that could be why it makes so much suds.  Next time I make it I might try cutting my Dawn in 1/2.  If you have a detachable sprayer in your shower this really makes it super easy to get all those bubbles down the drain.

Some comments on other blogs have said they find the fumes from the vinegar to be very strong.  I didn't have that problem at all.  To me it gets rid of all the offensive odors found in your home.
Others said it may be from heating the vinegar in the microwave until warm.

You be the judge.  Go make some really quick and let me know what you think.
Do you have any homemade cleaning solutions you like to make and use?
Are you on Pinterest?
Have you ever made any of the things you've pinned?

Encouragement For The Soul ~ 
The miracle of God's love isn't that He loves us....but that He loves us just as we are.

Blessings ♥ Betsy


  1. Love this series! Thanks for putting this Pin to the test. Will definitely be trying this soon!

  2. Thank you Lori for your comment. Let me know how it worked for you! I was amazed at how easy it made cleaning the tub and shower!
    Blessings ♥


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