When was the last time you cleaned your showerhead?
I love to take showers, in fact, I enjoy them them more than baths.
While daydreaming under the relaxing spray, it is easy to overlook the fact showers too need to
be cleaned from time to time, in order to remove sediment, germs and mineral buildup–especially
due to hard water.
I was apparently lulled into complacency by the intoxicating stream.
The truth is, mineral buildup affects your shower’s functionality and makes it less effective.
Hard water can also make your cleaning products less effective and leave your skin feeling itchy
But worst of all, who knows what is in that water that spraying down on your face?
The bottom line is:
It is important to clean your showerhead routinely every one to two months, to avoid a buildup.
Did you know that you
can use a plastic baggie
filled with white vinegar
to clean your shower head?
I was not aware of this cool cleaning trick until I came home one day and my handy husband
proudly informed me that he was cleaning our apparently filthy showerhead using a method
that he had learned from watching his mother while he was growing up.
As the shower-lover in the family, I should have been the one to initiate this green cleaning ritual.
Was my face red!
Fortunately, my husband has been quietly doing this behind my back for years.
You should also clean your shower curtain to keep it free of dirt, germs, mold and mildew.
We use our homemade citrus vingear to clean our eco-friendly shower liner and bathroom surfaces.
By the way, if you do have hard water, you may want to consider installing a shower filtration
system which can improve the quality of your hard water and help to remove harsh chemicals
Did you know that the amount of chlorine
that enters the body during a shower is
actually more than is consumed when
drinking unfiltered tap water?
That’s another alarming realization!
Want to learn more?
Do you clean your showerhead?
What methods do you use?
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