Try this cooking spray in the tub trick the next time you find yourself with really stubborn soap scum to deal with in your bathtub!
This idea is going to sound absolutely ludicrous until you actually try it. First of all: cooking spray as a cleaner? And in the bathtub? That just sounds like a recipe for disaster. If you remember back to one of my posts from a few weeks ago though when I shared my homemade oven cleaner recipe, you’ll remember that oils an actually be pretty great a busting through the toughest of grimy messes. The next time you have really stubborn soap scum to deal with in your bathroom, try this cooking spray in the tub trick!
How to Use The Cooking Spray in the Tub Trick to Clean Soap Scum
We always think of oils as something that we want to clean away and remove as much as possible, so it might sounds strange to actually spray oily cooking spray all over any part of your home, but just give this one a try.
Start out by spraying all around your tub with cooking spray. I used the coconut oil version because that’s what I had in my cupboard. Make sure to fully coat any soap scum.
I had sprayed my tub before taking this picture, it’s just hard to see because this particular type of spray isn’t very yellow like some others are, but it’s there! 🙂
Leave the cooking spray to soak into the soap scum for about 10-15 minutes, just like you would with any other cleaner if you were trying to tackle a dirty tub.
Removing the Oil and Soap Scum From Your Tub
When your time is up, take a soft cloth soaked in warm water with a little dish soap and gently wipe the oil from the cooking spray away, taking the soap scum right with it! The spray removes the soap scum, and the dish soap of course cuts right through the oily cooking spray!
Be sure to wipe your tub down really well with the dish soap when you’re done or it will be super slippery!
I love a good tub-cleaning trick because cleaning tubs is definitely one of the more arduous cleanest tasks around the house. The great thing about this method is that it’s almost totally scrub-free!
Have you ever heard of the cooking spray in the tub trick before? How do you like to remove build-up from soap scum in your tub and shower?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.