Remove Soap Scum With a Grapefruit and Kosher Salt

Alicia W
by Alicia W
2 Materials
5 Minutes
Remove that awful soap scum using all natural products which leaves behind a fresh citrus scent!
All you need are two simple ingredients: grapefruit and kosher salt. Begin by slicing your grapefruit in half.

Liberally pour the kosher salt onto the cut half of the grapefruit.
Scrub the soap scum, adding more salt as you go along.
Rinse well with water. (If I was not taking pictures, I would have closed the door and rinsed it using the shower head.)
Dry well.

*Please note that grapefruit is toxic to pets. Be sure to dry the area well before letting pets come in contact.
I also cleaned the shower handle. This is before....
And this is after!!!
Squeaking clean and ready for a shower!
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  • Diane Diane on Feb 11, 2020

    Does it work on all kinds of shower stalls or just glass and fixtures??

  • Carol Mistal Carol Mistal on Jun 24, 2021

    Doesn’t the kosher salt scratch the glass ?

  • Hope G Lopez Hope G Lopez on Jun 24, 2021

    would an orange work the same with the salt?

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  • Diane Diane on Feb 11, 2021

    I have same question from up above... does this work on walls of shower that are not glass.., what surfaces can you “not” use it on? Thank you

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    • Diane Diane on Feb 12, 2021

      Thank you 😊

  • Amanda Gerow Amanda Gerow on Jun 15, 2021

    I have been searching high and low for an easier way to clean my glass shower doors and save my sanity. This is perfect!