Since the rent was destroying my budget, I recently moved into a smaller apartment. A smaller apartment also means smaller rooms, and my new bathroom is only a few feet square, so I have to say goodbye to long, relaxing bubble baths, since I now have a shower cabin.
Luckily, the shower cabin is new and shiny. And I love taking hot showers. Anyway, after two months, my new and shiny shower doors were no longer so shiny due to soap scum deposits and hard water stains.
Honestly, they looked disgusting and taking a shower wasn’t so pleasant anymore.
I was saved when my mom visited me and saw those messy shower doors. Why? She has this crazy non-toxic cleaner that removes soap scum like magic. It was a piece of cake to clean those messy shower doors after I prepared my magic potion.
Check out the ingredients and usage method for my new soap scum cleaner.
🔘 1 cup of rubbing alcohol
🔘 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
The first step is to mix the liquid ingredients as follows:
Get your spray bottle, measuring cup, and liquid ingredients.
First, pour 1 cup of rubbing alcohol in the spray bottle.
Next, add 1 cup of vinegar.
In order to avoid that specific pungent smell, mix vinegar and rubbing alcohol 50-50.
Finally, add 3 –5 drops of tea tree oil to your mix.
The 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 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 head to 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.
✅ Do one door at a time. Start by 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! Use the shower head and run cold water.
The same process should be repeated on the outside of the shower cabin as well! Enjoy your soap scum-free shower!