Here are photos of my shower screens before and after I used the following (very simple) method to clean them. (Note that I hadn’t actually cleaned my glass for a good 8-12 weeks – not joking! 🙈)
Not bad, right? All it took was a few ingredients, 20-30 minutes of my time and the willingness to participate in a very light workout. I am the first one to encourage muscle-power over harsh chemicals, and some of my recipes require this, but not this one, no sir. I hardly broke a sweat, scout’s honour.
Once you’ve had a go for yourself, I hope that like me, you’ll plant this recipe firmly at the top of your DIY cleaning favourites and be glad you can now achieve a sparkling shower so simply, without resorting to expensive and (quite often) toxin-laden mainstream sprays.
Makes: 270 g | 9.5 oz Prep time: < 5 min.
3/4 cup | 200 g | 7.1 oz citric acid
1/4 cup | 70 g | 2.5 oz sodium bicarbonate
30 drops of essential oils
A good splash of water
My choice of essential oils…
My favourite essential oil in this recipe is clove but don’t be limited by my suggestions. Use oils that fit your budget, or those that you already have in your collection. Read here for more information.
- Add citric acid, sodium bicarbonate and essential oils to a bowl and mix until combined.
- Add enough water to make a paste. The mixture will fizz so make sure your bowl is big enough to allow for this.
Use a microfibre cleaning cloth to smear over shower screens and tiles, making sure all surfaces are covered. Leave for 20-30 minutes. Scrub well (with the same cleaning cloth), then rinse and dry.
- To avoid a sticky residue, make sure you rinse off all of the mixture completely.
- If you have black tiles, test first in an inconspicuous area.
- I strongly suggest you check out the blog posts under “Recommended Reading“.