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found a cheap way to clean my bath and sink

edited 23 August 2011 at 5:15PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 23 August 2011 at 5:15PM in Old Style MoneySaving
We have had building work done in the house and our bath looked filthy with grimed in dirt, so I went up to clean it with my bottle of £1.50 bathroom spray.

when suddenly I knocked over into the bath
some tesco value body gel,
so decided to use it to clean the bath rather than
wash it down the drain.

I was amazed , the marks came off so easy, no scrubbing like I usually have to, they just slid off :D , it was better than anything Ive ever used, so I then used it on the sink with the same results.

I already use this stuff as hand wash,
@ only 10p a bottle what a bargain.
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  • JariyaJariya Forumite
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    It does make you wonder what they think is ok for your skin though! Haha!

    I finally found some Stardrops this week which is the first product ever to have any impact on my grouting..I'm still plugging away at that as there's a lot to do.

    I have a couple of marks in my bath from putting one of those concertina airers in there. I just can't shift the marks. I'm going to try the Stardrops on them this weekend and if that doesn't work I'll give the Tesco Value Body Gel a try!

    :)
  • meg72meg72 Forumite
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    Discovered a similar thing years ago,I was very very skint.

    I used Asda smartprice washingup liquid, about 12p a l itre. to wash my hair and have a bath. The bath came up absolutely brilliant but
    my hair felt like a brillopad.Even now I use cheap washingup liquid to
    clean the bathroom but thankfully its bodyshop formy hair.
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  • CRANKY40CRANKY40 Forumite
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    When we were small my dad made us used washing up liquid instead of bubble bath because he said it kept the bath clean. Looks like he may have been right.
  • Newgirl_2Newgirl_2 Forumite
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    I read this yesterday just before we were heading to Tesco. We've got some stubborn marks on our bath, lord knows what from, that just won't come off with Cif, Vim (yes you can still buy it), Stardrops or Semtext. So I thought what the hell and bought a bottle of this gel.

    OMG! It worked! OH was more than skeptical but after seeing the results i reckon he'll be having a go at the grouting with it.

    Thanks for the great tip

    Newgirl
  • Oh noted and will try. How much is it and do Asda do a value body gel?
  • purpleivypurpleivy Forumite
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    What does all this stuff do to your skin then?
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    Trying not to waste food!:j
  • Oh I need to try this! Thanks,
  • purpleivy wrote: »
    What does all this stuff do to your skin then?

    frightening isn't it :eek:

    The last time I tried to investigate what the chemicals did our skin I was freaked out and ceased. I think I read stuff that was written very forcefully, cult like anti chemicals. I like to draw my own conclusions and not have it rammed down my throat :mad:

    If anyone knows of any decently written info about what chemicals do to our skin I would be appreciated. Likewise info on how to keep our bodies clean OS before chemical meddling?
  • Oh noted and will try. How much is it and do Asda do a value body gel?


    When I got it yesterday it was 30p I think. You can't miss it - it's bright blue :rotfl:

    I am sure Asda do the same thing but I haven't tried it. I guess anything with a high sodium laureth sulphate would do the job.

    Newgirl
  • Ben84Ben84 Forumite
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    frightening isn't it :eek:

    The last time I tried to investigate what the chemicals did our skin I was freaked out and ceased. I think I read stuff that was written very forcefully, cult like anti chemicals. I like to draw my own conclusions and not have it rammed down my throat :mad:

    If anyone knows of any decently written info about what chemicals do to our skin I would be appreciated. Likewise info on how to keep our bodies clean OS before chemical meddling?

    Before detergents, such as those used in liquid wash, shampoo and stuff became popular it was largely bar soap. Soap works well for some things, but it is alkaline while detergents can be any pH desired. There's reason to believe that detergents which match the skin's pH are in fact better for your skin. Soap is also too alkaline to wash hair with the good results most of us are now used to, it certainly leaves mine like nylon scouring pads.

    The detergent used in almost all personal care products is much the same and it's also widely used in household cleaning products. People often use this to claim it's really harsh stuff, but it depends on concentration really more than anything else. Besides, a lot of these cleaning products don't derive their cleaning power from just the detergent, they often have an extreme pH and added ingredients like ammonia to make them work. I've been often reminded that shampoo contains the same detergent as washing up liquid - but I challenge anyone to swap their head and shoulders with fairy and not notice a significant (bad) difference! It's about overall formulation, not a couple of ingredients in common.

    As for chemical meddling, it really wasn't all that healthy in the past. Elizabeth I used to cake her face in arsenic based face paint, as did most wealthy Elizabethan women. Later makeup was made with finely ground lead. Quite a lot of poisonous stuff has been used over the centuries. Things seem far better today rather than worse.
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