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Why You Should Have a Lemon in Your Shower

A lemon sits on a washcloth next to a stack of cleaning sponges.
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You’ve probably got an impressive collection of cleaning products under your bathroom sink. From grout cleaner to all-purpose surface cleaner, a lot goes into getting your bathroom spotless. But what if what you really needed was a lemon?

Lemons are excellent cleaners, and if you’ve got soap scum in your shower, it can knock the grime out.

Should you just let a cut lemon sit in your shower? No, of course not, but if you’re looking for a quick, easy, DIY method for cutting through soap scum, grabbing one off your kitchen counter and bringing it to the bathroom is a good call.

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You will need to put in a little bit of elbow grease.

Thanks to the citric acid found in the lemon’s flesh and juice, it’s able to break down the collection of soap residue, dead skin cells, and body oil that collection on shower walls and curtains. It’s simple to use.

Cut a lemon (or two, depending on how much soap scum is in your shower) and rub it all along the grimy areas of your walls and curtain. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes, and then scrub the shower to loosen any debris. Rinse, and you’re done.

The next time you don’t feel like sorting through all your cleaning supplies or have run out of what you need, just grab a lemon.

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Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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