You all might remember that last January I shared my best trick– at the time– for getting hard water marks and soap scum off our glass shower doors (read that post here). However, this fall I found an ever better cleaning solution and it’s so easy that I had to share it with you.
It’s a two-step process; a cleaner that is made with orange and rosemary essential oils paired with my HomeRight SteamMachine, and my shower doors look amazing with zero scrubbing (wiping–yes, scrubbing–no!).
If you have cruddy shower doors, too, we’re giving away a SteamMachine at the end of this post, so don’t forget to scroll down to enter.
I’ve been using this method of cleaning my glass shower doors for several months now, so I don’t have any horribly gross “before” pictures to show you–and in my opinion, that’s a very good thing.
My daily shower cleaning involves using a squeegee (like this one) just to get the beads of water off the doors; that’s honestly half the battle. Then about once a week, I spray Grove Collaborative’s Orange & Rosemary Tub & Tile Cleaner on the shower doors, faucet, and tile and give everything a quick wipe-down. Here’s the direct link to the Grove Tub & Tile Cleaning Concentrate that I use.
Mix it in a glass bottle like these (never use plastic with products containing essential oils) with the recommended amount of water and you’re ready to clean!
Grove Collaborative is a subscription service that ships natural cleaning and home supplies to your door. Since they make this cleaning concentrate, there’s no other way to purchase it, but Amy and I have been using them for about three years now and love the company and their values. You can order as often as you’d like or as little (I order monthly unless I’m well stocked, then I take a month off). Shipping is $2.99 unless you buy a VIP membership for $19.99/year; then you get free shipping and several nice gifts during the year. For example, the white cleaning caddy in this picture is my January free gift from Grove:
They have a deal going on right now for new subscribers: if you spend $20 then you also get a Spring Cleaning Essentials Package HERE that includes Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap, hand soap, multi-surface spray, a towel, free shipping, and VIP trial. I’d recommend the Tub and Tile Cleaner, of course, but after that the sky’s the limit. There are several spring scents available in the Mrs. Meyer’s products right now to get your home freshened up after the holidays.
The third step in the glass door cleaning process is to use my HomeRight SteamMachine to really deep clean the shower from top to bottom. There’s a new SteamMachine–did you know that? It’s the SteamMachine Elite, and I’ll be demo-ing one soon, but I also love my 53 model–I use to it to clean and sanitize literally the entire house! You can read more about all it does HERE.
All I do is give everything a spritz of cleaner, let it work for a few minutes, then tackle the glass doors with the SteamMachine’s squeegee attachment.
I promise that if any hard water stains or soap scum managed to make a home on the glass doors, the SteamMachine’s 290° steam and 55 psi of pressure are going to knock it loose!
Then I put the large nylon brush on to get all the nooks and crannies in the door track and around the faucet. If it’s your first time using the steam cleaner and you have really hard crud deposits, use the small brass brush for extra friction. All of those accessories come with the SteamMachine so you don’t have to buy any extras.
Since I’ve been doing a pretty good job of keeping up with my daily and weekly cleaning, letting the SteamMachine works its magic on the shower only takes a few minutes. Then I just wipe down the tile and doors with a clean cloth and enjoy the sparkle that I achieved without harsh chemicals. I can almost smell the clean!
If you’d like to download the labels I made for my Tub & Tile Cleaner, just click HERE to download them as a PDF. They’ll print perfectly on Avery 22830 round labels (available HERE). I haven’t tried the Lavender & Thyme scent yet, but have included those labels, too.
We’ve been using the SteamMachine for years to clean (and more); here are a few additional posts so you can see how versatile it is: Natural Spring Cleaning, How to Remove Wallpaper, Making Your Car Sparkle, Spring Cleaning with Pets, and How to Clean & Sanitize Your Home During Flu Season Without Chemicals, and How to Easily Remove Wallpaper.
As promised, here’s your chance to enter to win your very own SteamMachine:
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Good luck, and thanks for stopping by!