Always having clean and shiny bathroom mirrors may seem like a utopia for many of us, as this environment naturally tends to produce a lot of condensation. How often has it happened to you that you discover halos and stains immediately after a thorough cleaning? I think, often! That’s why today we’re going to look together at the talcum powder trick to not only always have clean mirrors, but also to perfume the entire bathroom!

How to do Although it sounds too good to be true, baby powder is not only the white powder that softens the skin and soothes irritations, but also has a very effective cleansing effect. In fact, thanks to its consistency, it exerts a light abrasive action, able to remove halos from glasses and mirrors, making them shiny. To try this remedy, you just need to mix 2 tablespoons of talcum powder in 3 cups of warm water until it is completely dissolved. Then dip a microfiber cloth into the resulting solution, squeeze it and wipe it over the glass surface. If you want, you can also pour the contents into a spray bottle and spray some of this compound directly onto the surface. This way you will avoid waste. Finally, dry with a damp microfiber cloth in circular motions – done! Alternatively, you can use a few sheets of newspaper to dry the mirror, as they seem to be able to absorb the streaks and dirt thanks to the consistency of paper and ink.

And voila: you can hardly wait to look in the mirror! Not only your mirrors will be as clean as ever, but thanks to the good smell of talcum powder, you will also have perfumed your bathroom in a very natural way!

Other useful means for cleaning mirrors

After seeing how to use talcum powder to have shiny and glossy mirrors and perfume your bathroom, let’s see together other pantry ingredients that can come to our aid in these cases.

  • Lemon

Lemon, as we know, has a natural intoxicating scent that is easily released in the environment. In addition, it also has cleansing, degreasing and polishing properties. It is not for nothing that it is also used to polish glass! So, why not use it to wash the mirrors in your bathroom? In this case, simply fill a vaporizer with warm water and pour in the filtered juice of 2 lemons. Then spray the mixture on the glass and wipe directly with the cotton or microfiber cloth to say goodbye to the halos on the mirror!

  • Vinegar

Even though vinegar doesn’t really smell good, it’s still an ingredient that can make mirrors shiny and streak-free. Just fill a spray bottle with water and white vinegar in equal parts, shake everything well to mix the two ingredients well. At this time, spray some of this product on the bathroom mirror and wipe with a clean, dry cotton cloth until the streaks are removed. You can also try this method to clean the windows of the house!

  • Potato

Finally, let’s look at this last trick of grandmother, which consists in using a potato to have shiny mirrors. Then cut a raw potato in half and then pass it over the mirror, as you will see that the water is absorbed. Finally, wipe with a cloth to remove any streaks and you will see that the mirrors shine! This product can also be used on shower enclosures!


I remind you to try the remedy on a hidden corner first to make sure you don’t damage the mirror surface.