How To Remove Hard Water Stains, Naturally.

How To Remove Hard Water Stains, Naturally.

Hard water stains have the ability to make even the nicest shower doors look dingy and straight out of a barely-cleaned motel room.

Our tip? Make a natural epsom salt solution to scrub the stains away.

What you'll need —

  • 1 Cup Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Soap (We recommend our Castile Soap!)
  • Cotton Cloth
  • Paper Towel
  • Mixing Bowl

What to do —

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the epsom salts, baking soda, and soap.
  2. Work the ingredients together to form a paste.
  3. Scoop a handful of the mixture onto a clean cotton cloth, and work onto a dry hard-water stained surface in circular motions. (Like when you're cleaning your face!)
  4. Let sit for 3 minutes.
  5. Lightly scrub in circular motions with the cotton cloth once more. 
  6. Rinse with warm water, and wipe with a paper towel (you don't want new stains forming!)

The science —

Ok cool! You did it! Here's how. Hard water stains (the bad guy) form when hard (aka mineral-rich) water evaporates, and leaves behind the minerals in a film-like grimy residue. The epsom salts (🔍Magnesium Sulfate) naturally soften the remnants away from their surfaces and also can serve as a mild abrasive. Baking soda (🔍Sodium Bicarbonate) is also gritty and can help scrub away the deposits. Soap helps provide cleansing power. 

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