Have you had a chance to spend some time outside this past week?  I hope so since Spring is definitely in the air.  If the grass was green and the trees weren’t still bare, I would swear it were Summer!  Spring means warm sunshine, pleasant breezes through open windows and waking to the chatter of singing birds.  It also means spring cleaning (if you can find the time).

I recently came across this green cleaning recipe for an easy homeade explosive showerhead cleaner on Pinterest and decided to give it a try since my showerhead is looking pretty cruddy these days and I haven’t had much luck with my usual bathroom cleaners.  The results were not perfect but they were markedly better than anything else that I’ve tried.

Here’s what my showerhead looked like before:

You can see lots of white marks and if you look closely, there was also buildup around around the holes.

Here’s what it looked like during the explosive cleaning (love that term):

And here is the end result, not bad!

If your showerhead could use a good cleaning, here’s what you will need to do this yourself:

  • 1 large ziploc bag
  • 1 large zip tie or twist tie
  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of baking soda

Pour the baking soda into the ziploc bag and carefully add the vinegar to create an “explosion.”  Place the bag over your showerhead and secure with the tie.  Keep the bag on for at least 2-3 hours or ideally overnight to let the showerhead soak.  Remove the bag and rinse or wipe down your showerhead before using.

Here’s a tip: I left the bag on overnight and next time, I will try using a scrub brush for the difficult spots before rinsing the showerhead since I did have a few trouble areas that may have come clean with a little extra effort.

By the way, if you haven’t found your way to Pinterest yet, you should check it out when you have a few minutes.  It’s easily accessible from your smart phone and there is an endless supply of cleaning tips, craft ideas and recipes.  I am definitely hooked.

Happy Spring!

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