3 Natural Ways To Remove Hard Water Stains From Glass Shower Doors

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Having clear glass shower doors in the bathroom can be great as they make the bathroom look more bright and spacious. However, hard water stains and soap scum make it hard to maintain spotless shower doors.

Hard water stains and soap scum are formed when calcium and magnesium in water mix with the fatty acids in shampoo and soap. They easily form on glass shower doors and can be challenging to clean.


Benefits Of Natural Cleaners

Normal glass cleaners can be found at any supermarket, so why should you use home remedies? Here’s why:

  1. It’s more eco-friendly. You are using less plastic when you buy ingredients in bulk (eg. 1 big bottle of vinegar) instead of always buying bottles of glass cleaner.
  2. It’s healthier. Store-bought cleaners contain toxins and chemicals that may be harmful if inhaled too often. All the methods in this list are made from natural ingredients!
  3. It’s cheaper. All the ingredients in this list can be found in every home!

Read on to find 3 home remedies to get rid of hard water stains and soap scum on your shower doors!


1. Smearing Shaving Cream

An unexpected cleaning agent, shaving cream actually contains surfactants, emulsifiers, and cleansing agents which are similar to those in other household soaps.

Among the other methods in this list, shaving cream takes the least amount of time to do. If you have a can of shaving cream lying around, do try this method out!

Did you know: Another use of shaving cream in the bathroom is to defog your mirror! Spread some shaving cream on the mirror with a cloth and wipe off the excess after a few minutes.

This can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Repeat when needed and every time you take a hot shower, your mirror will remain clear of fog.

What You’ll Need:

Steps:

  1. Spray shaving cream on the bathroom glass doors surface and make sure to spread the foam around, covering every part of the glass door.
  2. Let the foaming cream do its work, especially if there are stubborn stains on the glass surface. Leave it for at least 15 to 30 minutes before following the next step.
  3. Rinse off shaving cream with water.
  4. Remove excess water with a squeegee and wipe down glass with a glass cloth. 
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2. Rubbing Lemon Juice

This method may be the most convenient as lemons are easy to get by and are inexpensive as well! The natural acidity in lemon juice removes hard water stains easily. 

What You’ll Need:

Steps:

  1. Rub the sliced side of the lemon on the affected areas of the glass door.
  2. Let juice sit for 15 to 30 minutes, reapply if needed.
  3. Rinse off lemon juice with a damp sponge or cloth.
  4. Remove excess water with a squeegee and wipe down with a dry cloth.

3. Spraying White Distilled Vinegar & Dish Soap Mixture

Here’s another cleaning solution you can make with vinegar! This is a more long-term solution and can be stored in a spray bottle. Simply use it whenever your glass surfaces need cleaning.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 part dish soap (used in video above: 12oz/354 ml)
  • 1 part white distilled/artificial vinegar (used in video above: 12oz/354 ml)
  • 1 spray bottle
  • 2 glass cloths
  • 1 squeegee

Steps:

  1. Microwave the vinegar to be used for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Pour 1 part dish soap and 1 part white vinegar into the spray bottle, and shake the bottle.
  3. Spray the solution on your glass shower door and leave for 5 minutes.
  4. Using a damp cloth, wipe the shower door to create a soapy lather and spread evenly. Let it sit for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Rinse off lather with water.
  6. Remove excess water with a squeegee and wipe down with a dry cloth.

Tip: When carrying out steps 3 to 6, wear a mask to cover your nose and mouth as the vinegar smell may be overpowering.

There definitely will be a vinegar smell after washing down, but rest assured, it will go away after a while!

Also check out on StyleMag: These 6 DIY Natural Sprays Are A Must-Have For Your Cleaning Arsenal


Your bathroom is a humid area, thus stains and scum are always bound to form. Something you can do daily to maintain clean squeaky clean glass shower doors is to wipe them down with a squeegee after showering! 

Need more ways to keep your bathroom clean? You can also check out The Ultimate Bathroom Cleaning Checklist on StyleMag!

Using these natural remedies monthly will leave your bathroom spotless in no time. These methods also work on other glass surfaces, but be sure to carry out a spot test first. Let us know which method you tried!

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