Things You'll Need
Nylon sponge with scrubber
Bathing oils nourish the skin and often contain aromatherapy scents, providing you with a relaxing bath experience. The problem is when you drain the tub, you often are left with an oily residue. This residue sits on the tub surface, and can create a slippery bathtub that could lead to a slip or fall if not properly cleaned. Luckily there are a few inexpensive ingredients that will remove the bathing oils from your tub.
Sprinkle a light coating of baking soda over the entire tub surface. The baking soda provides you with a slightly abrasive texture plus absorbs the oil.
Fill a spray bottle with about 3 cups water, 1 cup white vinegar and 1 tbsp. dish soap. The vinegar cuts through the oily residue as does the dish soap.
Spray the mixture over the tub, and scrub the cleaner and baking soda into the tub surface with a wet nylon scouring pad. Continue until you remove all of the oil residue.
Rinse the bathtub and dry with a clean rag. Feel the tub, and repeat if any oily residue remains on the tub surface.
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