Unclog Your Showerhead

Limescale and mineral buildup can clog water passages over time and decrease water pressure. This easy, nontoxic approach allows you to unclog your showerhead without removing it.

-plastic bag

-baking soda

-white vinegar

-rubber band


1.) Find a strong plastic bag that is large enough to fit around your showerhead. A garbage bag works well!

2.) Mix 1/3-cup baking soda with one-cup white vinegar in the bag. The baking soda will react with the vinegar causing it to bubble, so we recommend doing this in a sink.

3.) Secure the bag over your dirty showerhead with a rubber band. Make sure the head is completely covered in the solution. The acid in the vinegar reacts with sodium bicarbonate (in the baking soda) to form carbonic acid, a strong cleaning agent.

4.) Leave the bag on the showerhead overnight.

5.) Wipe down the showerhead with water until the solution is gone and run the water for a minute before you step in.

6.) Bonus: You can also grab a pin or needle and gently poke it through the showerhead holes to clear the passageways.

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