Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Explosive Showerhead Cleaner

Use this "explosive" homemade cleaner to blast away all of those hard water deposits that are blocking your showerhead:


Here's an easy DIY recipe:


-1/3 cup baking soda
-1 cup white vinegar
-1 plastic bag
-1 large bag twisty tie


1. Mix baking soda and vinegar in bag over a sink. Caution: Pour vinegar into bag slowly, there is an "explosive" foaming action that kicks in.


2. Place bag over showerhead. Be sure it is submerged in the baking soda/vinegar solution.
3. Secure with twisty tie.
4. Let the showerhead soak in the solution overnight or for at least 2-3 hours.
5. Wipe off showerhead prior to use.


Enjoy your free flowing showerhead! Pretty easy and cheap, huh?

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26 Comments:

At November 29, 2011 at 8:10 AM , Blogger Anna said...

Cool! I need to figure out how to do this to my bathtub spigot.

 
At November 29, 2011 at 8:14 AM , Blogger Allison at Novice Life said...

LOVE IT! THANK YOU!! I needed this.

 
At November 29, 2011 at 8:32 AM , Blogger Pam said...

Great tip! I need to try this.

 
At November 29, 2011 at 9:03 AM , Anonymous TyKes Mom said...

This is the method I always use to unclog my showerhead. It works great!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 9:12 AM , Anonymous Sara Shay said...

And better than using POISON CLR. I know its not really poison, but after using cleaning stuff that you don't have to wear gloves for - I see most all cleaners as scary!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 9:45 AM , Anonymous Jenny said...

Baking soda and vinegar are my bestest friends! I love this idea. :)

 
At November 29, 2011 at 9:57 AM , Blogger Holly said...

Awesome, I use this mixture to clear out the bathroom drains. It never would have occurred to me to clean the shower head with it!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Faye Henry said...

Wonderful idea.. I think I will pin it....
Thanks...

 
At November 29, 2011 at 12:31 PM , Anonymous Stacy Makes Cents said...

Filing away for later. :-) Thanks.

 
At November 29, 2011 at 6:47 PM , Anonymous Turia :] said...

Doing this tonight!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 6:51 PM , Blogger Indio said...

I love this idea of attaching the solution in a baggie. When the shower head needs cleaning, I usually grab a wrench and detach it so I can poke all of the water holes with a pin to clear them out and then soak it in baking powder mixture. This way I clean the inside also.

 
At November 29, 2011 at 10:08 PM , Anonymous Kelly said...

definitely going to try this, thanks!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 2:16 AM , Anonymous Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Thanks...I'm saving this one...xo

 
At November 30, 2011 at 6:07 AM , Blogger Heather said...

I've never used this on my shower head, but I use it to clean my toilet, and it works wonders!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 9:39 AM , Blogger Moonbeams and Eco-Dreams said...

This is brilliant. Much better than unnecessarily buying a new shower head. I'm going to link to this on my weekly wrap up. I think a lot of people would like to know it is that easy to clean a shower head!

 
At November 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM , Anonymous Shiloh said...

What a great idea. I probably should use this on my whole bathroom.:)

 
At November 30, 2011 at 11:02 AM , Blogger Karima said...

What a great idea! Karima

 
At November 30, 2011 at 1:12 PM , Blogger Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ohh.. simple yet effective! Ill have to remember this :) Stopping by from the Sasse Life.

Ps.. I would love for you to link this up to my Friday link party coming up! :) Its full of thrifty goodness!

 
At December 1, 2011 at 6:30 AM , Anonymous Molly (Mike and Molly's House) said...

We have such hard water that I buy distilled vinegar in bulk! I like your idea better. I pull the shower heads off and soak them. It's much more of an ordeal.

 
At December 1, 2011 at 1:28 PM , Blogger Good Girl Gone Green said...

Never thought to do this!!! Love.

 
At December 3, 2011 at 9:24 AM , Blogger Emily @ Random Recycling said...

I'll have to try this tip, thanks!

 
At December 4, 2011 at 3:39 PM , Anonymous Adrienne @ Whole New Mom said...

Nice!

 
At December 4, 2011 at 3:53 PM , Blogger Brandi said...

Thanks so much for sharing! I'll def. give this a try!

 
At December 6, 2011 at 5:15 PM , Blogger Healthy Branscoms said...

What a great idea! I am going to do this!! :) I am a new follower to your blog! :) Erin

 
At December 22, 2011 at 1:55 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

This method worked great!!! Although I used packing tape for a more secure hold. Thank you for sharing. :)

 
At December 25, 2011 at 6:40 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't the baking soda neutralize the vinegar? I would think you'd just end up with a bag of slightly salty water.

 

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