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#1 Jen.Uh.Fur

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 04:15 PM

Clean your shower and tubs (or tile) '
Instructions:
1. Halve Grapefruit: 1 medium to large grapefruit will clean your entire bath or shower from top to bottom, including all the fixtures. Simply cut it in half with a knife and you'll be all set.
2. Sprinkle With Salt: Using 1 grapefruit half at a time, sprinkle liberally with salt. Wet your bathtub and sprinkle the remaining salt around the bottom.
3. Take That Scrubbing Bubbles!Scrub your grapefruit around your shower or tub, making sure to slightly "juice" the citrus over each fixture and lifting it every few seconds to pick up fresh salt from around the tub instead of just pushing it around.
4. Rinse: When all is said and done, simply rinse away the pulpy bits and the salt and your shower is as good as new. Not only is it clean, it will smell so fantastic you'll want to curl up in it and read a book. Ok, probably not, but you get the idea!

Additional Notes: This technique will get thick grime and dirt rings off your shower area and does amazing work on cast iron tubs especially. You can also use this method to clean your sinks, toilets, tile and more it just depends on how grapefruit crazy you want to get!

#2 justsamma

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:10 PM

ohhhh. good to know.

#3 Gillian

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 05:29 PM

Awesome!!! Thanks for the tip!

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 08:00 PM

hmmm, interesting, i would have thought it would get sticky.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:19 PM

Thanks for the info, I'll have to give it a try soon as ring-around-the-tub is coming back.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 09:24 PM

I have actually done this. It makes the shower tiles nice and shiny and the bathroom smells good!

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 08:48 AM

i will be doing this- next time i am out i will get a grapefruit and try it

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 09:04 AM

Another trick: baking soda!

When my kid has a bath he sometimes uses bath crayons and the red always stains the tub (meaning it doesn't just rinse off). I take a handful of baking soda and dry rub it wherever it's dirty and it works like a charm. It's also taken off the soap scum ring after baths and black hair dye stains too.

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:25 AM

Another trick: baking soda!

When my kid has a bath he sometimes uses bath crayons and the red always stains the tub (meaning it doesn't just rinse off). I take a handful of baking soda and dry rub it wherever it's dirty and it works like a charm. It's also taken off the soap scum ring after baths and black hair dye stains too.


I'm going to try this tonight because I have baking soda on hand, but no grapefruit right now. Ring around the tub drives me bonkers.

#10 Jill

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 01:13 PM

For those who have tried, is it sticky??

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:52 AM

they did that with a lemon or orange can't remember on "how clean is your house" I've used a lemon on my counters and sink makes the whole kitchen smell sunny and bright :)

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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:17 AM

I'm definitely going to try this (and the baking soda trick too)!!