Vinegar is a great all around ingredient to have on hand for lots of different household uses.. It can be used as a cleaner, a fabric softener, and as a rinse aid in the dishwasher, to name a few.
And now I have another thing to add to my growing list of great uses for vinegar – It does a super job of cleaning mineral deposits off a showerhead (and off our bathroom glass block windows too!)
Update: Read my new method for using vinegar to clean a shower head here (no baggie needed!) – – > How To Clean and Descale a Shower Head the Natural Way
Here’s my poor dirty showerhead that was really in need of a cleaning . . . . .
During the cleaning . . . .
And looking MUCH better after the cleaning . . . .
Pretty impressive, dontcha think?
Here’s how you can have a nice clean showerhead too!
How to Clean a Showerhead with Vinegar
You Will Need:
White Distilled Vinegar
A Baggie (A sturdier ziploc type works best)
Rubberband or Twist-Tie
#1 – Fill a baggie about a quarter to half full with vinegar. Do not dilute the vinegar with water.
#2 – Put the baggie with the vinegar over the showerhead and secure it in place with a rubberband or a twist-tie Make sure the vinegar stays in contact with the showerhead. I used a little bit of tape too, to get the baggie in the position I wanted.
#3 – Let everything set for at least an hour. I let mine set all afternoon (about 4 hours). You can also let it set overnight.
#4 – Remove the baggie and discard the vinegar. Wipe the showerhead with a wet cloth. You should now have a nice clean showerhead!
Use Vinegar to Clean Glass Block Windows too!
As a bonus I discovered that straight vinegar does an awesome job of cleaning the mineral deposits off the glass block windows in our shower too. I’d kind of given up on those windows over the years. It was a constant battle trying to keep the glass clean – in a shower! But a little bit of straight vinegar on an abrasive green scrubbie really worked wonders. My windows looked cleaner than they had in years.
Hooray for Vinegar!!