This Two-Ingredient DIY Cleaning Spray Will Do Wonders For Your Bathtub

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Cleaning a bathtub can be a daunting task thanks to the accumulated grime, soap scum, and hard water stains that need to be scrubbed away, but the right cleaners can make it easy. Natural cleaners are always a good option because they are better for the environment and your surfaces. Additionally, they are affordable, easy to obtain, and easy to put together to create the perfect mix for your specific surface. For example, Castile soap mixed with water creates a great natural cleaner for your bathtub and other parts of your bathroom.

Some of the most common natural ingredients that are used to clean the bathroom are vinegar, lemons, and essential oils. They typically need some mixing to make them usable and effective based on what you have to clean. While some commercial cleaners can strike a balance between being pre-packaged and still being completely natural. Castile soap is one of these. Made from only plant-based oils, it is non-toxic, biodegradable, and can be bought right at the store alongside your other cleaning products.

How to use Castile soap and water to clean your tub

You can purchase a 2-pack of Dr. Bronner's pure Castile liquid soap from Amazon for $32. Each bottle is 32 ounces. To begin, mix 1 part liquid Castile soap with 2 parts water in a bucket or spray bottle and apply it generously to the surfaces of your bathtub. Two tips to make cleaning easier are to use warm water and to leave the mix to sit on the surface for some time. After waiting, you can then use a sponge, brush, or cloth to scrub away the dirt. Rinse the bathtub thoroughly with water to drain away the soap residue, and your bathtub will be clean and shiny. The tub material will also be safe because of how gentle the mix is.

Castile soap is very strong and should always be diluted with water. Never combine it with acidic substances like vinegar and lemons, but know that you can use these on the tub after washing. They will come in handy if you're dealing with hard water because Castile soap doesn't mix well with it and can leave deposits in the tub. The citric acid in lemons and vinegar will help break them down.