Day 11: Explosive Showerhead Cleaner

Welcome back to 31 Days to Building a Cleaning Routine!

Day 11: Explosive Showerhead Cleaner

As I mentioned earlier this week, for the rest of the month I will be mainly trying out cleaning recipes and tips I’ve pinned on my 31 days to building a cleaning routine pinterest board. Today’s pin comes from Frugally Sustainable.


Here is her showerhead cleaner process:


I wanted to try this too!! 

Things you will need:
Before picture

Before picture

– 1/3 cup baking soda

– 1 cup vinegar

– ziplock bag

– twist tie


As my showerhead is a large Waterpik brand, I knew the same set-up would not work. I tried almost doubling the recipe and put it in a gallon size bag.

I thought this would work….




this was NOT going to work…


So, I began to get creative. First I tried to think of something that would prop the showerhead up. The weight of the bag was just too much. My mop would work, but it was not tall enough, so I had to prop my mop on top of the bathroom trash can!! THEN, gravity was still pulling the bag down, so that the showerhead was not really soaking in the cleaner. Again….creativity….. TA-DA!!

propping the showerhead


This still worked! I let it soak over night, and the next morning it looked pretty shiny and the hard water deposits were gone!

clean showerhead


 So, just to sum up….



Pretty easy and cheap right? See you tomorrow,



  • Jessi @ Practically Functional

    LOL! Our shower head is a similar giant thing like yours and I can just see me trying to clean it and having all the same problems you did. But I’m glad it totally worked for you, even if it took a little creativity! :-)
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  • Jan

    Hooray for creativity!

  • Maris King

    Worth a try.
    I am also thinking of my own version here. lol.
    Maris King recently posted…Brisbane the worlds fastest growing mature city

  • Deborah

    Ha ha ha! At first I thought it was some kind of scarecrow! That’s too funny. I’ve used the bag on the shower head trick, but mine only used vinegar. I’ll have to try it with the baking soda too. It needs it again.

    Have a lovely weekend Betsy!
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    • Betsy Pool

      That IS funny!! Yes, I think the combined vinegar and baking soda worked well.

  • Heather

    Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing. :)
    Heather recently posted…Josh’s Hair & A Date Night!

  • Tami Rebekah

    So cool!! Need to try this! :)

  • Kim

    I need to try that! I have it pinned too and every time I get in the shower I think about doing it. But then I forget…


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