Having read all about how soda can be used for cleaning, unblocking drains and to provide a relaxing foot bath, I thought it was about time that I gave cleaning with it a burl. I have to say that in my book, Mrs Beeton does not once mention cleaning the bathroom. Slops are to be take from the bedrooms, but no actual bathroom... however, when discussing purchasing or renting you are to ensure that it has adequate drainage "carrying away sewage and those emptying baths, basins and sinks." Anyway, I'm assuming that you got the 'help' to clean the bathrooms and toilet, therefore it wasn't worth discussing it in great detail.
I have no 'help' though so it was up to me to scrub my own bathtub.
Last week I tried just using Bicarbonate of Soda (Soda) sort of like an abrasive scrubber. It was okay but left a large amount of residue on all the surfaces.
So this week I tried soda and vinegar. Some books recommend lemon juice but seeing as my lemon tree has had no crop yet, imade do with vinegar. I was very curious about this seeing as my tub was dirtier than normal (I'd had a bath this week, normally I don't have time for one) and it worked like a charm. Sprinkle on the soda and then squirt on the vinegar, let it fizz for a bit and then wipe away. And it also got rid of the dirty foot marks in the bottom of the shower. Definitely equal to modern scrubbers, like Jif (which is what I normally use).
Anyway, I was well pleased and definitely thinking bout making a permanent switch as I'm sure it's terribly more environmentally friendly.
One drawback though - my bathroom smelt like a fish and chip shop for the rest of the day... minus the greasy fish smell... well, that's not too bad.