Hard water. If you have hard water, you know it. Over time (and not very much time either), a crusty white build-up appears anywhere water stands even for a short time.
Observe my shower head…
I had read that a shower head could be cleaned easily with some natural cleaning products, so I decided to tackle the job. I put about half a cup of baking soda in a small bowl and poured about 3/4 of cup of vinegar into a quart-sized plastic bag.
My shower head is on a hose, so I was able to take it down for the cleaning. I began by running a little water through it and then pressing the shower head into the bowl of baking soda. Then I placed the shower head in the bag of vinegar and secured the bag with a rubber band. The baking soda and vinegar fizzed up when I first put it in, and that initial reaction loosened up a lot of the build-up. When the fizzing calmed down, I let the shower head rest in the tub, submerged in the bag of vinegar.
After one hour, I removed the bag, rinsed the shower head and wiped it clean. Here’s the amazing result!
Three cheers for baking soda and vinegar!