The typical household is so full of chemicals and various cleaning products, therefore it was little wonder last months post on natural kitchen cleaning tips for the microwave and dishwasher was so popular. Continuing on that natural trend, I have tried and tested some great natural bathroom cleaning solutions too.
Unless you are equipped with state of the art tankless hot water heaters, your shower heads can become rather clogged and dirty with lime scale and various gunk that travels through the pipes. Over time no only does it lose it’s sparkle, but you may even find the water pressure reduced as well. The same can occur with sink faucets around the house so this can be done in the bathroom, kitchen, laundry… even your outdoor faucets if you wish.
A solution to this is to create a natural shower head cleaner chemical reaction using those same amazing household products you already likely have.
What you need:
- 1/3 cup of of bicarb (baking soda)
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- A bag such as a zip lock or freezer bag
- An elastic band
Add the bicarb to the bag then add in the vinegar. You will likely want to do this either in the shower itself or over the sink as the chemical reaction can get very fizzy.
Cover your shower head or faucet with the bag so they are submerged in the solution.
Tie the bag on with an elastic band (or make do with a hair band like I did) and leave it in place for at least a couple of hours to work the magic.
When you remove the bag, your shower head and faucets will be much cleaner than a simple scrub alone however you may need to give it a little scrub to remove the final build up. An old toothbrush or scrubbing brush is perfect for this.
There you have it… another natural cleaning solution for your home using those 2 key ingredients… bicarb and vinegar. Not only natural and simple but also super thrifty!
What are your bathroom super clean tricks and hints?