How To Clean Shower Doors with Natural Products

Have you ever tried pouring something chemical-based and acidic down your clogged drain only to find to your horror that the clog had gone but so had the gleaming aluminum ring of the drain? It just completely turned black which means the acid has eaten through the color and damaged it. As you can see, there are advantages and disadvantages to using chemical-based products to clean, unclog, and disinfect your home. Choosing to do it this way might be time-saving and efficient but how about giving natural products a fair shake? Start with your shower doors first.

Are you in? Then proceed.

Here’s how to clean shower doors with natural products:

  • Look for the following at the supermarket, pharmacy, and hardware:
    • Lemon (Buy a bagful)
    • Sandpaper made for sanding glass
    • Distilled water
    • White vinegar
    • Liquid soap preferably organic
    • Cream of tartar
    • Baking soda
    • Hydrogen peroxide
    • Sponge for scrubbing
    • Rubber applicator
    • Toothbrush
    • Kidney-shaped container
    • Whisk
  • Take a square of the sandpaper and slice up some lemons (and get rid of the pits). Now make sure what you bought was made especially for application to glass so there will be zero risk of scratching the surface. Squeeze the lemon juice into a kidney-shaped container.
    • Take the container with the juice and the sandpaper into the shower stall or cubicle.
    • Dip the sandpaper into the juice and begin to rub the stains off the shower door. The acid will penetrate and dissolve stains as you rub.
    • Let it sit a while and then proceed to rinse off remaining stain with distilled water using a dipper. The rest should come off after.
  • Mix 3 tablespoons of baking soda and a teaspoon of lemon juice.
    • Whisk until it forms a thick paste.
    • Dip an applicator into the mixture. You can use a soft paint brush or the applicator you use for waxing your legs.
    • Take a liberal amount and with your fingers, spread the paste on the stain.
    • Leave it on for 10 or 15 minutes.
    • Sponge the stain off and apply more pressure if needed to scrape the stain away.
    • Fill a dipper with distilled water and rinse the shower door with it.
  • Take a cupful each of white vinegar and baking soda into the shower stall or cubicle.
    • Use a clean sponge and scoop up enough baking soda to top off the sponge with.
    • Add the white vinegar on top of the baking soda.
    • Begin scrubbing the stain until you see that it is starting to dissolve.
    • Rinse as usual with distilled water.
  • Measure 1 tablespoon of liquid soap and add this to 3 tablespoons of vinegar.
    • Dip a toothbrush into the mixture.
    • Rub the offending stain.
    • Splash and rinse off with distilled water.
  • Combine 5 tablespoons of cream of tartar and 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide.
    • Use a sponge to apply this to the stain.
    • Leave it on the surface to do its work.
    • Rinse off completely with distilled water.

Although safe for use, it is always wise to test a portion of the surface of the shower doors before you proceed with this task. All of these cleaning rituals shouldn’t take more than 30 minutes of your time including preparation. It’s fairly easy to do and can match the efficacy of any chemical-based cleansing and disinfecting product that is sold in the aisles of Home Depot or generic hardware.


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