How to Make Natural Shower Cleaning Easy

Published on May 14, 2019 | Updated - Apr 12, 2023

The Complete Guide to Clean your Shower Naturally

Have you ever tried to clean a glass shower screen? The build-up of soap scum covering the glass is a nightmare to clean – or it was before I discovered this easy way to get rid of the grime! And the best part is this process only uses one ingredient, and it’s totally natural!

If you’ve followed the Electrodry blog for a while, you might be able to guess. That’s right, it’s vinegar! As you might already know, vinegar is great at getting rid of mould in the bathroom. Well, it turns out it also works wonders on your scummy shower screen!




The Benefits of Using Natural Shower Cleaning Products

Why Clean your Shower with Natural Cleaning Products

Cleaning your shower is an important part of maintaining a hygienic and healthy bathroom, but many commercial cleaning products contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both the environment and your health.

Chemical-free shower cleaning can be a safer and more environmentally-friendly alternative. Here are some benefits of using a natural DIY shower cleaner:

  1. Safer for your health - Natural cleaning products are often free from harsh chemicals and toxins that can be harmful to your health. Natural products can reduce exposure to these chemicals and keep you and your family safe.
  2. Environmentally friendly - Many commercial cleaning products contain ingredients that can harm the environment, such as phosphates and chlorine. Natural cleaning products are often biodegradable and less harmful to the environment.
  3. It's a more cost effective alternative - Many natural cleaning products, such as vinegar and baking soda, are inexpensive and readily available. Making your own cleaning solutions using these natural ingredients can be more cost-effective than buying commercial cleaning products.
  4. Just as effective as commercial products - Natural cleaning products can be just as effective as commercial cleaning products when it comes to removing dirt, grime, and stains from your shower. Ingredients like vinegar and baking soda are known for their cleaning and disinfecting properties.
  5. Versatile - Natural cleaning products can be used for a variety of cleaning tasks, not just in your shower. For example, vinegar can be used to clean windows and mirrors, while baking soda can be used to clean kitchen surfaces.

By using natural shower cleaning products, you can enjoy these benefits and keep your shower clean and hygienic without the use of harsh chemicals



How to Make Your Own Natural Shower Cleaner Using Vinegar: Step-by-Step Guide

Natural Shower Cleaner Recipe

When it comes to a natural shower cleaner, vinegar is the absolute winner. This method helped me clean my shower screen with minimal effort. Following is what you'll need:

What you'll need

  • White vinegar
  • Lemons
  • Spray bottle
  • Microfibre cloth


  1. Spray glass shower door with vinegar solution: Fill a spray bottle with straight vinegar (or vinegar and lemon). The mild acid in both vinegar and lemons is what is helpful here.
  2. Soak shower screen: Spray the vinegar liberally onto the shower screen, and leave it to soak. To guarantee good results, spray the vinegar, set a timer for ten minutes, and give it another spray. Vinegar is a liquid, so some of it runs off the glass. I ended up spraying it three times and leaving it for a total of thirty minutes to soak.
  3. Scrub away the soap scum: Use a microfibre cloth and hot water to wipe/scrub away the soap scum and calcification. When I did my ‘test’ patch, the scum came off easily – no elbow grease required!



The Dos and Don'ts of Using Natural Shower Cleaning Products

Eco-friendly shower cleaning products can be a great way to keep your shower clean and fresh without the use of harsh chemicals. However, there are some dos and don'ts to keep in mind to ensure that you are using these products effectively and safely. Here are some tips:

Dos and Donts of using natural cleaners for your shower


  • Do use natural products that are safe for the environment and your health, such as vinegar, lemon juice and even baking soda.
  • Do mix your own cleaning solutions using natural ingredients, as this can be more cost-effective and allows you to control the ingredients.
  • Do use a microfibre cloth or scrub brush to scrub the surfaces to remove built-up grime and stains.
  • Do rinse the shower surfaces thoroughly with warm water after cleaning to remove any residue.
  • Do dry the surfaces with a clean, dry cloth to prevent water spots from forming.


  • Don't mix cleaning products together, as this can create dangerous chemical reactions.
  • Don't use abrasive materials, such as steel wool or abrasive sponges, as these can scratch and damage the surfaces.
  • Don't use natural products on surfaces that can be damaged by acidic solutions, such as marble or granite.
  • Don't forget to wear gloves when using natural products, as some can be harsh on the skin.
  • Don't assume that natural products are always safe - always read labels and instructions carefully.

By following these dos and don'ts, you can effectively and safely use natural shower cleaning products to keep your shower clean and fresh.


6 Eco-Friendly Tips for Maintaining a Clean and Healthy Shower

Maintaining a clean and healthy shower doesn't have to come at the expense of the environment. There are many eco-friendly tips and tricks you can use to keep your shower clean and healthy. Here are some tips:

how to keep your shower clean

Tip #1 - Use natural cleaning products

Switch to natural cleaning products such as vinegar and lemon juice as highlighted earlier. These natural ingredients are effective at cleaning and disinfecting without harming the environment or your health.


Tip #2 - Reduce water usage

Save water by taking shorter showers and turning off the water while you shampoo and lather. Consider installing a low-flow showerhead to reduce water usage even further.


Tip #3 - Use a squeegee

After showering, use a squeegee to remove excess water from the shower surfaces. This can help prevent the growth of mould and mildew.


Tip #4 - Clean regularly

Regular cleaning can prevent the buildup of soap scum, mould, and mildew. Aim to clean your shower once a week using natural cleaning products.


Tip #5 - Ventilate

Proper ventilation is key to preventing the growth of mould and mildew. Use a fan or open a window during and after showering to allow moisture to escape.


Tip #6 - Use eco-friendly shower products

Choose eco-friendly shower products such as shampoo, conditioner, and body wash. Look for products that are free from harsh chemicals and come in sustainable packaging.



How often should you clean your shower with natural products?

how often should you clean your shower

There are no hard and fast rules as to how often you should clean your shower, but following are some general guidelines to consider:

  • Regular cleaning - It's a good idea to clean your shower once a week to prevent the buildup of soap scum, mould and mildew.
  • Deep cleaning - In addition to regular cleaning, you should deep clean your shower every few months. This involves a more thorough cleaning to remove any built-up grime and stains.
  • As needed - If you notice any stains or buildup between regular cleanings, it's a good idea to clean your shower with natural products as needed. This can help prevent the buildup of grime and stains.


The Importance of Consistent Shower Maintenance for a Hygienic Home

Maintaining a clean and hygienic home involves more than just keeping surfaces tidy and dust-free. One area that is often overlooked is the shower. Consistent shower maintenance is important for keeping your home hygienic and healthy. Here are some reasons why:

the benefits of regular shower cleaning and maintenance

Prevents the buildup of mould and mildew

Showers are a damp environment that can provide the perfect breeding ground for mould and mildew. Consistent cleaning and maintenance can prevent these organisms from growing and spreading.


Reduces the spread of germs

Showers are frequently used by multiple people, which can increase the spread of germs and bacteria. Regular cleaning can help to reduce the spread of germs and maintain a hygienic environment.


Improves air quality

Poor shower maintenance can contribute to musty and unpleasant odours, which can impact the air quality in your home. Consistent cleaning and maintenance can help to improve the air quality and create a more pleasant living environment.


Extends the lifespan of your shower

Regular cleaning and maintenance can help to prevent damage to your shower, such as cracks and discolouration. This can help to extend the lifespan of your shower and reduce the need for costly repairs or replacements.


Overall, consistent shower maintenance is an important aspect of maintaining a clean and hygienic home. By incorporating regular cleaning into your routine, you can prevent the buildup of mould and mildew, reduce the spread of germs, improve air quality and extend the lifespan of your shower.


Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning for Your Bathroom

Further to cleaning your shower screen, cleaning the tiles and grout not just in your shower, but also in your entire bathroom, is very important. This helps to prevent the build-up of harmful mould and mildew and is also essential for maintaining their appearance and longevity.

However, there are certain situations where professional tile and grout cleaning services may be necessary. By using a professional service, you can ensure that your tiles and grout are cleaned to a high standard, and extend their lifespan.

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