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DIY soap scum remover made with soap, vinegar, lemon oil, and tea tree oil.

Homemade Soap Scum Remover Recipe

  • Author: Maura
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5
  • Yield: 16 oz 1x


A simple yet powerful homemade cleaner that will remove stubborn soap scum and built-up grime and keep your bathtub/shower sparkling clean.


  1.  Start by pouring 2/3 cup of Dawn Dish Soap into your glass measuring cup.
  2. Then add 1 & 1/3 cup of distilled white vinegar.
  3. Add 10 drops each of lemon, tea tree and thyme (optional) essential oils
  4. Stir up these ingredients well and pour them into your 16 oz. glass spray bottle.
  5. To clean:  spray generously on your tub and shower walls and let sit for 5 minutes.  Use a damp sponge to wipe down and scrub off soap scum.