Get soap scum off your shower screen with these 5 items

Cleaning your bathroom can be a frustrating task at the best of times. But there’s no job more frustrating in

Cleaning your bathroom can be a frustrating task at the best of times.

But there’s no job more frustrating in your bathroom than cleaning a glass shower screen.

Soap scum and other build up can cloud up your shower screen, and sometimes no matter how much elbow grease you put in, it won’t budge.

If you don’t want to use supermarket cleaners, or you’ve run out, here are five everyday items you can use.

Read more: The best chemical-free shower cleaner

1. Lemon Juice and Salt

When these products are combined they’ll tackle not only the soap scum on your shower screen, but also any rust from the frame. Just add two tablespoons of salt to one tablespoon of lemon juice and mix it into a paste. Use the paste to scrub your shower screen with a cloth. To tackle any rust, scrub the area with a toothbrush. Let the salt and lemon juice mixture sit for a few minutes before you rinse it off with warm water.


2. Fabric softener

Turns out fabric softener can be used for more than just making your clothes feel soft and smell good. Try adding a cup of fabric softener to a litre of warm water and wiping down your shower screen with the mixture. Simply rinse it off with warm water and the soap scum should be gone!


3. Bi Carb Soda

It seems you can use bi carb soda for just about anything, and cleaning your shower screen is one of them. All you have to do is put some add bi carb soda to a cloth and wipe down your shower screen while it’s wet. Apparently the bi carb soda forms a paste that eats away at the soap scum. Then, just rinse the bi carb soda off with warm water. ┬áNot only will the Bi Carb Soda make your shower screen clean, it’ll make your bathroom smell fresh too.

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4. Citrus Oil

Both lemon and orange oil work well at removing soap scum from your shower screen. Spray the oil on your shower screen and wipe it off with a cloth. Doing this once every fortnight will keep your shower screen clean and clear – and your bathroom will smell much better too.


5. Vinegar

If you’ve got some vinegar laying around the house, why not use it to clean your shower screen? All you need to do is put some vinegar in a spray bottle and spray the shower screen with it. Give the screen a good scrub and then rinse it off with warm water.


Have you tried any of these on your shower screen? What do you use to get soap scum off your shower screen?

  1. Leon Collinson  

    I have tried some of these methods but found when I used an damp enviro cloth then a window cloth from Norwex with a bit of elbow grease worked brilliantly for heavy scum and rust Norwex Descaler( totally chemical free ) gives a bright clear finish. Cloths are microfibre and are covered by a 2 year warranty. Check them out on the Norwex web site

  2. Robyn  

    I use a cheap synthetic exfoliating gloves that I purchase from the chemist. Put a bit of orange oil on and the glove and give the whole shower cubicle a light scrub. Very easy to do with a glove rather than a sponge, doesn’t hurt my hands so much and the glove actually exfoliates the shower cubicle. Easy peasy! Rinse off! Costs about $5 for the gloves, use only one at a time. My gloves last me at least 12 months. Have a try!

  3. Mary  

    ‘Shower Power’ gives a beautiful result. I only need to do my glass screens about once every three weeks.

  4. Joyce Rankin  

    Shower Power for me too. Just spray and leave . No wiping.

  5. I blade my screens down after I turn the water off,soap scum never builds up.

    • Amber  

      Wipe down with an old towel after every shower. No soap scum.

  6. Bygum eucalyptus oil is very good all natural made in Australia from shed 4 stall 430 Akoonah Park Market Berwick in Melb

  7. got told to use body wash not soap for showering – but the residue we have is lime scale from the water – will try the exfoliating glove ans orange oil – but in the meantime BAM works great

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