How To Clean Shower Doors Naturally
There might be heaps of expensive shower cleaning products on the market but there are also many natural ways you can clean your bathroom naturally. If you want to find out how to clean shower doors naturally, here are 7 simple cleaning options for your shower door.
Bicarbonate Of Soda
A pantry staple in most households, bicarbonate of soda is cheap and a super effective cleaning agent.
Mix together some bicarb and water to form a thick-ish paste. Smear it over the shower door and wipe gently with a damp sponge or toothbrush. Don’t use a brush or scourer as this may scratch the door.
Rinse with clean water and then shine dry with a paper towel.
Lemon is a natural acid and has been used for decades for cleaning.
Dip a sponge into freshly squeezed lemon juice and wipe the shower door down. You can use concentrated lemon juice if you don’t have any fresh lemons.
Leave the lemon juice on the shower door for a few minutes to break down the dirt and calcium, and then rinse with clean water thoroughly. Dry with a paper towel.
Another acidic solution that’s great for cleaning shower doors naturally is white vinegar.
Find an empty spray bottle and mix 2 parts vinegar and 1 part water.
Spray the entire shower door and then leave to air dry or use a squeegee to get a super dry finish instantaneously.
Did you know that using some oils on your shower door will help to keep it sparkly clean?
Lemon oil is perfect as it has the lemon that acts as a cleaning agent, and leaves the shower door smelling fresh and clean. The oil helps to prevent further build-up of soap scum on the door.
Using a soft rag, wipe the door with lemon oil and leave for a few minutes. Then, wipe clean with a dry cloth to remove any excess oil. There will be a light film of the oil left on the door which will prevent more soap scum accumulating.
You could also use tea tree oil (which is a natural fungicide and antiseptic), baby oil or furniture oil.
Homemade Shower Cleaner
If you want to mix a homemade shower cleaner, this is one of the easiest recipes to follow:
1 cup white vinegar
1 cup hot water
1 teaspoon washing up liquid
Put all these ingredients into a spray bottle and shake it up to mix it.
Spray the shower door (and the rest of the shower too if you fancy it!) with this mixture after every shower and it will stay cleaner than ever.
Magic Erasers are chemical and detergent free – making them a great way to clean shower doors naturally.
The range of Magic Erasers includes a bathroom specific one. It has two sides, one for wiping the shower door and a yellow chamois side that leaves your shower doors dry and streak-free.
Not only is fabric softener great for your laundry but it’s also a good way to get rid of residue on your shower door.
Mix 1 cup of fabric softener with 4 cups of warm water. Wipe the shower door with a soft sponge dipped in the mixture and then rinse with warm water. Wipe dry with a squeegee or paper towel for a streak-free finish.
Shower Door Cleaning Tips
The best time to clean your shower doors is right after you’ve taken a shower. It will be much easier to clean when the room is warm and steamy, which loosens the dirt and soap scum. No hard scrubbing needed!
Even if you aren’t a fan of the smell of vinegar, you can still use it to clean as the smell will fade away after a couple of hours.
The runners of your shower doors are often missed when you’re cleaning the rest of the shower. Scrub them with an old toothbrush and some white toothpaste or bicarb paste. This will get rid of any dirt, then rinse with clean water.
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