The DIY cleaning solution you’ve provided is a popular and effective homemade cleaner that can be used for various cleaning tasks around the house. It combines white vinegar and blue Dawn dish detergent to create a powerful cleaning agent. Here’s a breakdown of the process:
- 12 ounces white vinegar
- 12 ounces liquid blue Dawn detergent
- Heat the Vinegar: Pour the white vinegar into a microwave-safe container and heat it in the microwave until it’s hot. Heating the vinegar helps to improve its cleaning properties.
- Mix the Ingredients: Pour the hot vinegar into a squirt bottle. Then, add the liquid blue Dawn detergent to the vinegar in the squirt bottle.
- Shake Gently: Put the lid on the squirt bottle and gently shake it to mix the vinegar and Dawn detergent together. Be careful not to shake too vigorously, as the mixture can become foamy.
- Usage: This cleaning solution can be used for various cleaning tasks in your home, such as removing soap scum, cleaning sinks, appliances, and more. To use it, simply spray the solution onto the surface you want to clean, scrub as needed, and then rinse with water.
- Tough Soap Scum Build-Up: If you’re dealing with stubborn soap scum build-up, you can apply the mixture and allow it to sit for an extended period, even overnight. This gives the solution more time to break down the buildup. After letting it sit, scrub the area and rinse thoroughly.
- Caution: While this DIY cleaning solution is effective for many cleaning tasks, it’s always a good idea to test it on a small, inconspicuous area first, especially on delicate surfaces or materials that may be sensitive to vinegar or soap.