Recently I moved to a smaller apartment because the rent was damaging my budget! And a smaller apartment comes along with smaller rooms, and my new bathroom is a few feet square, meaning that I have to say goodbye to those long and relaxing bubble baths, because I own a shower cabin now.

Luckily, the shower cabin is new and shiny and I love taking hot showers. Anyway, I faced some problems after 2 months, when my new and shiny shower doors weren’t so shiny anymore due to soap scum deposits and hard water stains.

Honestly, they looked disgusting and taking a shower wasn’t so pleasant anymore.
Luckily, my mom came to visit me and saw those messy shower doors, and I was saved. Why? She has this crazy non-toxic cleaner that removes soap scum like magic. So, I prepared my magic potion and cleaning those messy shower doors was a piece of cake.

Check out the ingredients and usage method for my new soap scum cleaner.


  • 1 cup of rubbing alcohol
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 3-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil (optional)
  • 3 teaspoons of Baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon Borax (optional)

Tools Needed:

  • Measuring cup
  • Scrubber or sponge
  • Paper towels / lint free towel or rag
  • Teaspoon or measuring spoon
  • Small container
  • Spray bottle

First thing is mixing liquid ingredients as follows:

  • Get your spray bottle, measuring cup, and liquid ingredients.
  • First, pour 1 cup of rubbing alcohol into the spray bottle.
  • Next, add another cup of vinegar.
  • By mixing vinegar 50-50 with the rubbing alcohol you’ll avoid that specific pungent smell.
  • Finally, you can add 3 –5 drops of tea tree oil to your mix.

Second step is mixing the solid ingredients:

  • Alcohol and Vinegar make a great glass cleaner — but we need to add baking soda to help remove the scum.
  • Get a plastic container and a teaspoon and add 3 teaspoons of baking soda: baking soda is a great deodorizer that will also kill mold and mildew. That makes your basic cleaner!
  • But if you want to blast off any trace of soap scum and mold, just add 1 teaspoon of borax to the baking soda and mix well.

Ok! The preparation step is done now, but let’s see how to use this natural cleaner for your glass shower doors.

  • Get the spray bottle, baking soda mix, scrubber, and a towel or paper towel and go in the shower!
  • Get in the shower and close the doors, making sure you have all your ingredients handy so you won’t need to open the door.
  • I like to do one door at a time. I’m going to start spraying the left door, top to bottom, until the glass is well wet. Feel free to spray a second time if the scum is dry and old.
  • Spray a bit of the alcohol and vinegar solution on the scrubber and dip it in the baking soda container.
  • The baking soda should stick now to the scrubber—if not, spray it again and repeat.
  • Start from the top to the bottom. Use circular movements to ensure the baking soda sticks to the spray you previously applied to the door.
  • Once you’ve reached the bottom, feel free to spray again and repeat before rinsing, especially if the soap scum is old and dry.
  • Now you’re ready to rinse! Run cold water and use the shower head.

Repeat the same process on the outside of the shower cabin! Enjoy!