This is the 11th post to the 30 ways with kombucha in 30 days that I have decided to take up for the month of September. You may read more about the ‘challenge’ I gave myself here.
I’m so happy to meet new subscribers and meeting new friends asking me questions about these projects I’m putting up. We’ve also been seeing more participation in our Worldwide Share group. I’m really happy to have all of you sharing your recipes and ideas together in the group, and also the newcomers who are starting out on fermenting. Welcome, take it slow, and enjoy the journey. If you have any questions, please post in our facebook group, no question is too simple to ask. To learn well, we need to ask and clarify. If you’re just starting out, you can also request for a culture over there. Most of them are happy to share a portion for you to start at the cost of shipping.
I meant to share another recipe today, but it failed on me. Coming up with 30 different ways of using kombucha is harder than I thought. Its still a good challenge though. Have to bring out the creative sides. Since the start of this project, I must have dumped out about 4 batches of stuff now. I guess this is all part and parcel of experimentation. I’m learning new things everyday through this experimentation. So instead, today, I will be sharing another way I use kombucha/jun vinegar for cleaning the shower heads.
For non fermenters, these recipes for kombucha are interchangeable with Apple Cider Vinegar, fermented jun, or store bought kombucha. However, store bought kombucha will make it much more costly and it will be more beneficial to drink them instead. As with all the ideas I add here, they are meant to help stay frugal while enjoying the other benefits of it. I have used jun in some of the recipes here as well because I have more jun brewing than kombucha. Still trying to get enough scobies out of it.
We all have seen it before. Shower heads clogged with mineral deposits after years of build up. Instead of heading out to find yet another product to fulfill this specific need, why not use something you may already have in the kitchen? Doing this way is more eco friendly, and no more worries of stinky chemicals filling up your home.
The acidity from vinegar will dissolve any calcium buildup. There are some methods where you take the shower head apart and boil them in vinegar to let it work more efficiently. But for myself, since I can always set aside some kombucha for cleaning, I prefer to clean it by soaking it overnight. Although its a longer waiting time, but its much less physical work. Perfect for lazy me!
1) Check your plastic bag for any holes or leaks. I filled mine with tap water first to check for leaks.
2) Fill bag half way through with kombucha/jun vinegar. Try to get a bag just big enough to cover the shower head so that there won’t be wastage.
3) You can either unhook the shower head to tie the bag as I did or you may wrap the bag around the shower head and tie it tightly at the back to hold it in place.
4) As mine is a big and flat shower head, I prefered to tie it this way and let it lay flay on the floor to reach all the holes. With this method, you can leave overnight and let the vinegar work on the shower head, or at least leave it for a couple of hours until you need to use the shower head again.
5) After the soak, remove the bag, use a soft bristle brush to scrub away remaining calcium buildup, and rinse thoroughly.
Do you use vinegar in cleaning your home? What have you used it for?
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