The Epsom Salt Hack That Will Banish Soap Scum From Your Bathroom

Not to be confused with regular salt, Epsom salt has numerous uses around the house and is believed to reduce muscle pain and inflammation. It's often used in bath products, but did you know that Epsom salt is also an essential ingredient in getting rid of soap scum? Not just for relaxing your sore muscles after a long day, this must-have item will let you say goodbye to any crusty corners in your bath or shower and transform your bathroom back into a clean and calm oasis. 

As well as Epsom salt, you'll need a few other basic ingredients like dish soap and baking soda to carry out this hack. Soap scum forms when the hard water from your tap mixes with a combination of soap, oils, and dirt. It can be found in any part of your bath and shower but is most likely to form on faucets and tile walls. It's annoying and unpleasant to look at, but you can banish any build-up by following this method.

Say goodbye to unsightly soap scum with just a few ingredients

Mix together a cup of Epsom salt, 1/2 cup of baking soda, and 1/4 cup of dish soap to make your cleaning solution. You'll also need an old toothbrush for scrubbing. Apply the solution to the soap scum marks, working the mix in with the toothbrush. Keep going until the scum has disappeared and then wipe away any remaining residue with a clean, damp cloth. The way this hack works is that the grainy texture of Epsom salt will lift tougher marks like soap scum from surfaces.

Much like how a good scrubbing session with a sponge can get out tough food stains, the abrasiveness of Epsom salt will make tricky marks vanish without the need for any specialty cleaning products. To prevent soap scum from building up as quickly, a good practice is to fully dry all surfaces when you have finished having your shower or bath. You should also regularly wipe them down, firstly with a wet cloth and then a dry one.