I live in a share house with four busy 20-somethings and, as anyone who has ever lodged with other young things can attest, cleaning doesn’t rate high on the priority list. Especially the bathroom. *shudder*
So I’m well qualified to declare with utmost sincerity that the somewhat doubtful duo of grapefruit and salt (first spotted here) really does possess miraculous cleaning powers. I was shocked at how quickly our grimy bathtub and sink morphed into a squeaky clean and shining wonder with very little elbow grease required. All for under $1 and with no nasty chemicals in sight.
What’s more, our subsequent showers were blessed with the delightfully fresh citrus fragrance of grapefruit. Divine.
What you need:
¼ cup of table salt
How you do it:
Cut your grapefruit in half. This will be more than enough for your tub, sink, taps and other fixtures. Sprinkle the grapefruit with salt, then wet your bathtub and sprinkle more salt around the bottom.
Grab a grapefruit half and start scrubbing. Keep lifting it every few seconds to pick up fresh salt and give it a little squeeze every now and then to drizzle fresh grapefruit juice around the place, especially each fixture.
Rinse the salt and pulp down the drain and revel in the best smelling shower you may ever experience.