How to clean your tub with baking soda and vinegar!!

Or, it could also say, ‘How I cleaned my insanely filthy, dirty, 10 months of grime, tub with just baking soda and vinegar.  Be amazed!!’

But that would be too long.

However, that’s what I did.

Let me start by saying I hate absolutely, positively despise more then anything else on earth cleaning.

I’d much rather do anything else. Hence the reason my tub got so dirty…..

But, we’re moving this weekend/week (Yay!!) and it needed cleaned.

Imagine the music from a slasher film when the murder is behind the main character for some dramatic effect....

Imagine the music from a slasher film when the murder is behind the main character for some dramatic effect….

Yes. I’m ashamed to admit my tub was really that bad…. But, you need to see how well this works.

So you wanna see how to clean it??

Gather up some supplies (I thought about getting some grenades, it seemed easier, but I’m renting and decided against it).

  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Sponge
I add orange peels to my vinegar so it smells better when I clean.

I add orange peels to my vinegar so it smells better when I clean.

Spray the tub with the vinegar and cover it with baking soda. Make sure the worst spots have plenty of baking soda. Then leave and let it sit for 30 minutes.

Just.... Ew.

Just…. Ew. The clumps are orange peel from the vinegar by the way. I realize they look like something dead.

Once its set for a while, scrub away the grime with a damp sponge. The grime will come off super easy. If something is harder to get off, add extra baking soda to the sponge. Then rinse the dirty water/vinegar/baking soda down the drain and…



The little black mark on the left is where the tubs cracked, not dirty.

Yep. Its that clean. No grime. No dirt. No gunk. Just shiny. Very, very shiny.

I feel so accomplished.

And I solemnly swear to myself to clean my tub ever single week for the rest of my life, so it never gets that bad again.

(I promise my toilet and sink are clean! I clean them once a week. The tub just gets to me. Its so big. Too much surface to clean.)

This method of cleaning works for TONS of stuff. I use it on the kitchen sink, bathroom sink, toilet bowl, floors, window sills, pretty much anything you want shiny.

*I did edit my photos, but I just brightened them because my bathroom is so dark you could hardly see the pictures even with the flash on.*


I especially love that its cheap, chemical free and I can clean with my baby in the bathroom =) If I were using harsh chemicals, she would have to be outside so she didn’t breathe it in.

So go clean something!!

~Courtney, The Crunchy Delinquent

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11 thoughts on “How to clean your tub with baking soda and vinegar!!

  1. Same person from the CDing group! Just wanted to say that this is perfect since I’m pregnant and I have hypersensitve skin so I have to be careful with harsh chemicals!!!

  2. Holy crap I am amazing! I’ve been swapping out my household/personal care products for safe and cruelty-free brands… but one thing I have yet to let go of is the scrubbing bubbles! Yikes! I vow to try the baking soda and vinegar next time I clean 🙂 thank you for this!

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  4. SO… I finally tried this. The result? Unbelievable. I never thought I would be able to give up my precious scrubbing bubbles but I’ll never go back to that chemical crap again 🙂 thank you so much 🙂

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