Recently, I moved into 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 now I love taking a hot shower. Anyhow, I faced with some cleaning problems after 2 months, when my new and shiny 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 she 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 is a piece of cake.
So, keep in touch and scroll down to see the needed ingredients and usage method for my new soap scum cleaner.
- 1 cup of distilled alcohol
- 1 cup of white vinegar
- 3-5 drops of Tea Tree Oil (optional)
- 3 teaspoons of Baking soda
- 1 teaspoon Borax (optional)
- Measuring cup
- Scrubber or sponge
- Paper towels / lint free towel or rag
- Teaspoon or measuring spoon
- Small container
- Spray bottle
First thing is to mix liquid ingredients as it follows:
- Get your spray bottle, measuring cup, and liquid ingredients.
- First, add 1 cup of alcohol into the spray bottle.
- Then add another cup of vinegar.
- As I’m not too keen on the vinegar smell, so mixing 50-50 with alcohol is the perfect solution.
- Finally, you can add 3 –5 drops of tea tree oil to your mix.
Second step is to mix 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 and will also help to 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, and let’s so 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, and make 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. You may 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 to wet it and dip it in the baking soda container.
- The baking soda should adhere now to the scrubber—if not, wet it again and repeat.
- Start from the top and move down. Use circular movements to ensure the baking soda mixes well with the spray you previously applied to the door.
- Once you’ve reached the bottom, feel free to spray again and repeat before you rinse, especially if the soap scum is old and dry.
- Now you’re ready to rinse! Use your hand shower with cold water to rinse sparkling clean the shower door.
Now, repeat the same process on the outside of the shower! Enjoy!