I have tried many natural cleaning products and ideas since I decided to decrease the amount of chemicals we use in our lives. After gallons of expensive organic cleaners, vinegar, and epsom salt… I gave up. Clorox it was for that ring around the tub because NOTHING else was working!
Then, one day I thought about all the different “natural ingredients” in cleaners and decided to try orange individually instead of as an added ingredient in my homemade cleaner. I cut an orange in half and used it as a sponge against the area I had the most trouble with, the ring around the tub. What I found amazed me– the orange actually cut through the line in the tub! As I scrubbed the ring I noticed it was beginning to disappear with almost no effort from me! I turned the orange over to see it full of dirt (disgusting!); it was getting rid of the soap scum and cleaning the ring without any harsh chemicals. It took the whole orange for me to clean the entire tub. I used the center as a sponge and then flipped it over and used the rind as a scrub brush on harder areas.
No more clorox or harsh chemicals for me! After I cleaned the ring around the tub I also cleaned the rest of the tub with vinegar and water. I sat back and basked in my clean, chemical-free tub!
The best part about cleaning with citrus… It’s WAY less money than those expensive organic cleaners! 1 orange, 83¢.