Do It Yourself Soap Scum Killer!! Only 3 Ingredients!

You are going to love this DIY home remedy.  I can’t tell you how many products I have tried that advertised they would “Kill” my soap scum on contact and for a couple seconds while they were still wet I believed they were going to work.  I’m going to show you how to make your own soap scum killer with three simple and natural ingredients and you may have them all in your home right now!

WARNING: You will be exposed to my disgusting bathroom tile, but really I did it for you.


Here’s what you’re going to need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Lemon
  • Vinegar
  • Microfiber Cloth

Step 1: Stare at your soap scum in disbelief.  Ponder who you can blame for letting it get this bad.


Step 2: Cover the offending area in baking soda.


Step 3: Use a lemon cut in half as a scrubber. Gently rub it over the baking soda to make a paste.

IMG_8507Once the entire area is covered, let it sit for at least 20 minutes.


Step 4: Soak a microfiber cloth in vinegar and use it to remove the dried paste.


Step 5: Rinse the vinegar off and let dry.

If you still see spots, you will need to repeat the process. But hopefully, you’ll end up with tiles that look like this…


YAY!!!!!!!  Now I no longer need to live my life in shame.  I hope this little homemade soap scum killer works for you as well as it worked for me.  Thanks for reading! Please remember to like, share, tweet, and pin this post.

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  • does this work for shower doors also ???

    • Hi, Darbi! Thanks for the question! Yes! You can use it on shower doors too. You may want to pour the baking soda directly onto the lemon and then scrub it onto the surface of the door or, you will need to dampen the door first, then sprinkle on the baking soda. That way, it gives the powder something to stick to. 🙂

  • Thanks for the tip! That is great. Have you ever tried Dawn dish-soap, vinegar and salt? My daughter taught me that trick. It is also great for bathroom crud…and it also work well in my non-stick favorite cooking pot the other day when I burnt carrots into the bottom of it!

    • Hi, Lisa! Sounds like you have a very smart daughter! I haven’t heard of that combination but it sounds like something to try. I would exchange baking soda for salt though. Salt is pretty abrasive and may cause microscopic scratches on the surface of whatever it is that you’re cleaning. Those little scratches will start looking like a great place to hang out for those nasty germs!

      Thanks for reading and thanks for the awesome tip! It’s going to be on my “to try” list! 🙂

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