Get a clean bathtub with just two kitchen ingredients

Bathing is luxurious and relaxing after a long day on our feet. However after time bath tubs can stain especially by

Bathing is luxurious and relaxing after a long day on our feet. However after time bath tubs can stain especially by the rim of the drain and the taps. This can be a mission to clean and using harsh chemical products is not ideal.

We have shared with you multiple tricks to clean items with lemon, vinegar and bicarb soda. But there is a great duo of cleaning that we haven’t covered: grapefruit and salt. The smell of grapefruit will leave your bathroom smelling fresh even better than scented candles.

Try our life hack and let us know if it works for you.

What you need:

  • Grapefruit (can use lemon if you don’t have grapefruits)
  • Salt


  1. Half the grapefruit. One large grapefruit will clean the whole bath or shower.
  2. Sprinkle salt onto half of the grapefruit.
  3. Wet the bathtub and sprinkle the remaining salt all over.
  4. Start scrubbing the grapefruit around the tub.
  5. Once you have gone over the tough spots a few times, rinse the pulp and salt away.

You can also use this great cleaning duo for toilets, tiles and skinks.

Will you try this trick? Do you have a hack to clean stains off your bath tub?


  1. Dont have trouble now l dont use soap l use palmolive shower milk in a pump bottle and the bath is so easy to clean just by wiping over and sometimes use magic sponge

  2. I actually use lemon, vinegar and bicarb make a thin past and wipe it all over, wait about 5-10 min then rinse off well.

  3. I bought a little steam cleaner, wasn’t sure how good it would be. After using it a few times I threw out all the ‘stuff’ I used to use, don’t need it any more. Clean toilets, vanity basins etc with steam. Also realised that if I attach a safe longer lead to it I can take it outside and use steam to kill all the weeds that pop up along the footpath, in cracks etc. Has to be so much better, more environmentally friendly than Roundup, which I used to use.

    • The brand name is ‘Gazelle’, found it advertised online one day, so thought I would order a (cheap) steamer and give it a try, cost about $39. I am told that many big hospitals now use steam for cleaning bathrooms and toilets, because chemicals are seen as such a big problem. I would now like to have one for kitchen use as well, so will buy another when I see online again. I’m completely sold on them.

  4. Nope. Easier way is not use soap but rather bubble bath/shower gel.. It is detergent based and does not leave scum. Just wipe the bath out when drained and hey presto…..clean bath. Saves a fortune on grapefruits.

  5. Haven’t used a bath for many decades and the only users are the grandkids. Cleaning is not a problem, all those bubbles seem to do a pretty good job.

    • Chris  

      Wait until you have had to take Codeine or other Morphine type pain killer every day for a couple of years or more. Then you become so constipated that lying in a hot bath is about the only way to loosen things up. Then you will appreciate the old bath tub.

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