You might be starting to a notice a trend around here lately. I have a tendency to overlook the everyday items that I just believe should naturally be clean. Take for instance, my front loading washer. It’s a washing machine for heaven’s sake. It’s supposed to clean clothes so why would I ever need to clean it. Well, we all saw how that turned out where I gave you a full tutorial on How to Clean Front Load Washer. This is one of those places again that I just think, “It’s meant to clean me. Why would I ever need to clean it?” Well, let me just tell you that your shower head is definitely something you want to take a closer look at. I’m going to show you just how easy it really is to clean a shower head. You won’t even break a sweat!
How to Clean a Shower Head
We’ve lived in our house for eight years now and I have never cleaned the shower head before. Can you tell? Those hard water stains just gross me out when I look at them. How many of you really take a look at your shower head though when you hop in the shower though? I take my showers in the morning right after I roll out of bed and I’m lucky if I can stumble into the shower without tripping over my girls’ bath toys. When I took a look though, I knew something had to be done and quick!
Since my Young Living Essential Oils had come to my rescue when I cleaned my front loading washer, I decided to start there again. The supplies you’ll need are:
To start out you want to fill your sandwich bag with distilled white vinegar. The amount that you add should depend upon the size of your shower head, but you want it submerged. I used about a cup of vinegar in my bag and added 3-4 drops of lemon essential oil. Submerge your shower head in the bag and group the bag together at the top of the shower head. Use the elastic to tie the bag on and hold it in place. You want to let the shower head sit in this mixture overnight. I made sure to do this on a weekend when Joe didn’t have to get to work early because all I could imagine was him turning the shower on at 4 am and creating a huge mess.
In the morning, take the bag off of the shower head and simply wipe with EnviroCloth. I might have wiped the shower head twice, but I hardly put forth any effort due to the microfiber of the EnviroCloth. There was no scrubbing involved what so ever.
Run the shower for a minute or two before hopping in so that you make sure that the vinegar and lemon oil is off of the shower head.
Check out all the details on our essential oils information page. These are the oils we use and love!
Plus check out all the great uses for DIY Spring Cleaning Supplies with Essential Oils. I guarantee your mind will be blown!
Sweet Dream Spray from Princess Pinky Girl
DIY All Purpose Cleaner from The Seasoned Momma
Citrus Cleaning Spray from Coffee Cups and Crayons
DIY Dryer Sheet from Made to be a Momma
Glass Cleaner from PinkWhen
How to Clean a Shower Head from The NY Melrose Family
Citrus Kitchen Cleaner & Free Printables from Tatertos & Jello
Thieves Household Clean & Free Printables from Skip to my Lou
Disinfecting Spray from Kids Activities Blog
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