I’ve seen this pin all over Pinterest, and I’ve probably pinned it more than a few times – the idea is that soaking your shower head in vinegar results in a sparkly squeaky clean fixture.
Vinegar is all the rage right now – according to Pinterest, vinegar cleans the kitchen, tones your face, heals sore throats, it even clears your acne! I happened to have some vinegar from last Easter, so I gave it a whirl.
Vinegar Shower Head Soak
Time: 2 minutes to prepare, an hour or two for soaking
Cost: If you buy everything new, less than $5
- ziplock bag
- rubber band
See my nasty showerhead with the green gunk? Lovely!
I filled a baggy with vinegar and secured it over the nozzle with a rubber band, making sure that the head was submerged. Then I left it for over an hour (closer to 2 hours).
And when I removed the vinegar for the big reveal of a sparkling shower head… ummm… Not much difference!
I wiped it down with a wet cloth, as suggested… and I even used the leftover vinegar to “shine the fixtures”… which also didn’t make much of a difference. The rag did show that a bit of gunk came off, so that’s a good sign. It just wasn’t the miraculous reveal I was expecting.
So, I’m left to wonder if I did something wrong (Was the vinegar too old? Should I have let the showerhead soak longer?) or if it’s just a big ole Pinterest myth that vinegar cures all. Anybody else have better luck?
Once again, Pinterest inspired another vinegar cleaning project… but I’m thinking the promises of vinegar are mostly myth.