Enter the Frugally Sustainable website I located via Pinterest. An easy recipe for removing hard water stains from your shower head. How could I pass on testing this one out?
Recipe Directions are listed below from the website (http://frugallysustainable.com/2011/11/explosive-showerhead-cleaner/).
1/3 cup Baking Soda
1 Cup White Vinegar
1 large, plastic bag
"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."
Keep in mind, my shower head is large. I tripled the solution above. Then the bag was a little too heavy for my twist tie to hold. I used painters tape since I have so much of it from all of the paint projects.
|Dark Shower head and Hard Water is not a good combination.|
As you can see above, my shower head was not completely submerged in the baking soda portion. Maybe taping it up higher would have worked better?
I call this a 90% improvement. Even dry the hard water stains are almost gone. I did the soak for about 3 hours. I plan on doing this simple trick again in a few months. Notes to self: get the shower head more submerged into the baking soda portion and soak overnight as indicated in directions.
I am a fan of this one and the other items on the blog. So much so, I added the Frugally Sustainable Blog link to my page.