Vinegar is an underrated and effective cleaning tool. It’s milder than most cleaning products you buy, doesn’t leave your bathroom with a harsh ‘chemical’ smell and is great for the environment. Here are 6 ways to use vinegar to clean your bathroom:


  • Make a 1:1 mixture of white vinegar and water.
  • Using a spray bottle and sponge, apply it onto the spots on your dirty mirror and scrub gently.
  • Rinse off and dry with a clean cloth.

All the stains should be gone.

Siphon jets:

  • Switch off the water for your toilet and flush excess water out.
  • Using toilet cleaner, clean the toilet rim and the siphon jets. Rinse with water.
  • Put duct tape over the siphon jets.
  • Add 300 ml of white vinegar to the toilet tank. Fill the tank with some water if needed. Now, flush the toilet. The vinegar will cover the rim and siphons.
  • Let everything soak in vinegar overnight. Clean with water the next morning.

The rim and jets become clean instantly!

Shower heads:

  • Remove your clogged shower head. Put it in a basin filled with vinegar. Let it soak for a few hours, or in extreme cases, overnight.
  • Afterward, scrub off the grime with a toothbrush. Rinse with water.
  • Reattach your shower head. It should be unclogged, shiny and clean.

No more grime or scum!

Hard-Water Deposits on faucets:

  • Dip some clean washcloths in vinegar.
  • Wrap them around the faucet parts that have hard-water deposits.
  • Let them sit for a few hours, then remove the cloths.
  • Use warm water and dish soap to remove any remaining stains.
  • Rinse with water and pat dry.

Toilet Clogs:

  • Boil 1.5-2L of water in a kettle.
  • Add 300gms of baking soda and 400ml of vinegar.
  • Let the mixture cool to a point where it is still hot, but not boiling.
  • Pour it into the clogged toilet. Let it sit overnight.
  • The next day, flush once or twice to remove the clog.

Hassle-free and no plunger needed. (Note: this will not work if the clog is caused by plastic toys or other solid objects that can’t be dislodged.)

Removing soap scum:

  • Pour out some vinegar into a microwavable bowl, and heat it till it becomes lukewarm.
  • Pour into a spray bottle and add equal parts dish soap or hand wash.
  • Shake the mixture well and spray wherever needed – on the sides of a bathtub, the glass door to your shower, bathing buckets, etc.
  • Let it sit for 30 minutes to an hour, then scrub off with a Scotch Brite. Rinse clean. The soap scum should be gone in no time.

Vinegar is versatile and easy to use. The best part is that it’s non-toxic! Have fun cleaning with these six useful tips.