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Keeping glass shower doors clean can be a lifelong mission, especially in a home where the shower is used frequently. There are other areas in the kitchen and bathroom that are affected by limescale and there are natural cleaning solutions that work extremely well.


Soap scum

A paste of baking soda and lemon juice is excellent for cleaning glass shower doors, and if you use a scrubbing net (the same as that used for bathing) it's good for scrubbing without scratching.

For stubborn areas, leave the past on for 5 to 10 minutes and rub again.

As a Mother's Day gift, my son bought me a body scrub glove and I have been using this for all my bathroom cleaning - with fantastic results. It cleans without scratching and I can easily pop on my glove and give the sink and shower a quick wipe over. You will find these at Click's and they are worth buying just to keep in the bathroom.

Hard water stains or limescale

One of the most eco-friendly and economical ways to remove hard water stains or limescale from fittings and fixtures in a bathroom is to use vinegar or lemon juice.

 I used concentrated lemon juice to remove limescale build up on a old mixer tap that I was replacing in the kitchen. As you can clearly see from this before pic, the tap was coated with limescale that had built up over the years. Just to show how effective lemon juice can be, this old tap was used as an example.

The end of the tap was removed and left soaking in the lemon juice for about 10 minutes and then I used an old toothbrush to gently rub away the limescale.

Both lemon juice and vinegar are acidic and work well to break down mineral deposits, so think about using these natural cleaning products more often in the home.

Vinegar, lemon juice and baking soda should be essential items on your shopping list and can replace many toxic cleaning products used today in most homes. Use these natural cleaning products to clean burnt pots and pans, have spotless glass, windows and mirrors, remove baked on grunge in a microwave, eliminate stains in the bathroom, and so much more.

Janice Anderssen