Vinegar In The Bathroom

Vinegar in the bathroom kills germs, removes soap scum and mineral deposits. It shines and deordorizes.


  • Remove soap build-up from the faucets by scrubbing them with a solution of 1 part salt and 4 parts vinegar.
  • Remove calcium deposits on faucets by soaking a cloth or paper towel in vinegar and wrapping the area tightly and allowing it to sit several hours or overnight.
  • Remove lime deposits on faucets by tying a plastic bag around it which contains about 1/3 cup of vinegar. Leave it on for 2 or 3 hours. If the lime doesn’t wipe off scrub it with a toothbrush.
  • Shine up colored porcelain sinks with undiluted white vinegar.
  • Remove soap film from countertops with a vinegar and water solution.
  • Kill germs on lavatory and countertop by spraying with undiluted vinegar and wiping with a damp cloth.
  • Clean grout by letting full-strength vinegar sit on it for a few minutes and then scrubbing with a toothbrush.

Bathtub & Shower

  • Use full-strength vinegar to wipe down the tub and shower door or curtain to remove scum and mildew. Rinse off with water.
  • Squeegee the shower doors with undiluted vinegar after each shower or before showering to release hard water from the doors.
  • Remove bathtub ring by wiping with vinegar then scouring with baking soda.
  • After each bath spray ring area with undiluted vinegar to make clean-up a snap.
  • To clean a fiberglass tub sprinkle it with baking soda then wipe down with a vinegar soaked cloth. Rinse then wipe dry for a shine.
  • Clean tile with a mixture of ½ cup baking soda and ½ cup white vinegar.
  • Soak bath sponge or loofah in a strong vinegar solution over-night to remove grime. Rinse with cold water and air dry. If you can dry it in the sun that’s even better.
  • To clean shower door tracks allow white vinegar to sit in them for several hours. Pour hot water on them and scrub with a brush.

Shower Head

  • Put ½ cup of baking soda and 1 cup vinegar in a strong plastic bag such as a freezer bag. Use a size sufficient for the size of the shower head to fit inside. Tie it on and let it sit for an hour after the bubbling has stopped. Remove the bag and turn on the water to rinse the head.
  • A detachable shower head can be placed in a pot with equal parts of vinegar and water. Don’t forget to take out the rubber washer before placing in the pot. Simmer it on the stove for 5 to 20 minutes to get rid of clogs.


  • To deodorize the toilet place 3 cups of white vinegar in the toilet and let it sit for about ½ hour before flushing.
  • To clean the toilet use 1 cup of vinegar and 1 cup of borax. Let it sit a while then scrub with a toilet brush. Don’t forget to scrub under the rim.
  • To make the toilet bowel sparkle pour a cup of undiluted vinegar in the bowel. Let it sit at least a couple hours or overnight. Scrub and then flush.
  • Lift up the set and occasionally spray full strength vinegar on the rim. Leave it and it will deodorize as it evaporates.
  • To get rid of lime deposits in the bowl pour a bucket of water into the toilet to get rid of most of the water. Soak rolled up paper towels in vinegar and lay them on the ring. Leave them for an hour or more or until the ring is easy to scrub off.
  • Or bring a gallon of white vinegar to a boil and pour it into the almost empty bowl and the ring should disappear in a few hours.