Non-Toxic Daily Shower Cleaner {with essential oils}

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

I love a clean shower, but like pretty much everyone else in world, I don’t like to spend time scrubbing and cleaning my shower.

 

That’s why I created my homemade shower cleaner and soap scum removerIt’s magic!!  It uses essential oils and other natural ingredients to get my shower super clean, glass shower doors sparkling, and faucets shiny.

 

But what can I use in between deep cleaning my tub and shower to keep it looking amazing?  In the old days before I discovered essential oils and natural DIY, I used to use Scrubbing Bubbles Daily Soap Scum & Mildew Stain Remover.  It worked great at keeping my shower clean, but the EWG has rated it an F, and that absolutely does not work for me anymore.

 

Now I know better, and I insist on natural, non-toxic cleaners in my home.

 

So I researched, read, and experimented to come up with a homemade non-toxic daily shower cleaner that would work as well as Scrubbing Bubbles Daily spray but not have any of its toxic chemicals.  This is what I came came up with.  It’s a daily shower cleaning spray that’s both natural and actually works After showering, just spritz it on the tub, shower doors and walls after your shower each day and it will keep your shower sparkling clean for a week (or more). 

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

What’s in homemade daily shower cleaner

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Hydrogen peroxide disinfects, sanitizes, and deodorizes.  It also boosts the cleaning power of other ingredients, like soap.

I use hydrogen peroxide in my toilet cleaning fizzies, homemade bleach alternative, and to whiten grout. It’s a powerful, but mild natural cleaner.

 

Alcohol is a solvent.  It dissolves any dirt, oil, soap scum, and grime in the shower.

It also disinfects.

And alcohol even helps leave a super shiny finish on glass, porcelain, stainless steel, chrome, and tile.  Thanks to the rubbing alcohol, your glass shower doors will sparkle, your shower tile will gleam, and your faucets and fixtures will shine.

 

  • distilled water

Distilled water is used to dilute and thin the mixture so that it sprays more easily and will cover a larger area.

Use distilled water (or substitute boiled and cooled filtered water) so that the shower cleaner stays fresh longer.

 

Sal Suds is a gentle soap that cleans with exceptional power.

It’s equally effective against hard or soft water.  And it rinses cleanly and easily.

Sal Suds is the amazing ingredient in this homemade shower spray that eliminates the soap scum and soap buildup on shower doors, walls, and floors.

 

Vinegar is a fantastic natural cleaner.  It disinfects, deodorizes, and easily cuts through dirt, grease and grime.

Most importantly, we use vinegar in this daily shower cleaner because it’s a natural acid that kills most mold spores.

 

  • tea tree essential oil

Tea tree essential oil is a powerful antifungal that can kill mold and mildew and help prevent future regrowth.

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

How to make non-toxic daily shower cleaning spray

step 1:  add 1 cup distilled water to a 12 ounce or larger spray bottle

tip:  Choose a spray bottle made from material safe to use with essential oils.  Glass, stainless steel, and certain types of plastic (such as, PET plastic #1 or HDPE plastic #2) are all good choices.

tip:  If you don’t have distilled water, you can substitute with boiled and cooled filtered water.

tip: use a funnel to make it easier to pour the water in the bottle without making a mess

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

step 2:  add 1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

step 3:  add 1/8 cup rubbing alcohol

tip:  rubbing alcohol is also known as 99.9% isopropyl alcohol

tip:  If you don’t have rubbing alcohol, you can substitute vodka or everclear.

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

step 4:  add 1/2 teaspoon Sal Suds or dish soap

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

step 5:  add 1 teaspoon white vinegar

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

step 6:  add 20 drops tea tree essential oil

tip:  Tea tree essential oil is also known as melaleuca essential oil.

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

step 7 (optional):  add a label –  click here for a free printable label

  • cut it out
  • I use packing tape to apply the label to bottle.  It’s cheap, sticks well, and keeps the label from getting wet and dirty.

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}

 

 

How to use

  • I know it sounds funny, but daily shower cleaners work best if you start with a clean shower.  Yes, to get the best results, you need to clean your shower before you use this spray to keep your shower clean.  So, clean your shower first with my homemade shower cleaner (recipe here).  It’s just 3 ingredients and super easy to make.  Use it to deep clean your shower about once a week or a couple times a month.  Then use the daily shower cleaner to keep tub and shower clean in-between deep cleaning.
  • Shake well before each use
  • Spray down shower doors and walls after every shower
  • There’s no need to scrub, wipe, or rinse.  This daily cleaner does all the work.  A daily spritz of this homemade shower spray after your shower will keep soap buildup and mildew at bay.

 

homemade daily shower cleaner spray recipe {made with essential oil} - natural, non-toxic after shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leave tub and shower sparkling clean. even cleans glass shower doors. {essential oil recipe, DIY cleaning recipe, doTERRA, Young Living, Plant Therapy, #DIY, #cleaning}
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Daily Shower Cleaner {made with essential oils}

Natural, non-toxic daily shower cleaner that cuts through soap scum, fights mold & mildew, and leaves your tub and shower sparkling clean.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 10 oz bottle

Ingredients

Instructions

  • start with a 12 ounce or larger spray bottle
  • using a funnel, add all ingredients to the spray bottle
  • put on the sprayer top
  • make sure it's sealed tightly, then shake well
  • (optional) put label on bottle - get free printable label here

Notes

How to use

  • I know it sounds funny, but daily shower cleaners work best if you start with a clean shower.  Yes, to get the best results, you need to clean your shower before you use this spray to keep your shower clean.  So, clean your shower first with my homemade shower cleaner (recipe here).  It's just 3 ingredients and super easy to make.  Use it to deep clean your shower about once a week or a couple times a month.  Then use the daily shower cleaner to keep tub and shower clean in-between deep cleaning.
  • Shake well before each use
  • Spray down shower doors and walls after every shower
  • There's no need to scrub, wipe, or rinse.  This daily cleaner does all the work.  A daily spritz of this homemade shower spray after your shower will keep soap buildup and mildew at bay.
 
tip:  Choose a spray bottle made from material safe to use with essential oils.  Glass, stainless steel, and certain types of plastic (such as, PET plastic #1 or HDPE plastic #2) are all good choices.
tip:  If you don't have distilled water, you can substitute with boiled and cooled filtered water.
tip:  If you don't have rubbing alcohol, you can substitute vodka or everclear.
 

 

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    Sarah Lewis

    A little thing about me: I 💙 essential oils. I also love using my background in research to help people learn more about essential oils and all the wonderful ways they can be used. I share DIY recipes for natural cleaners that really work, non-toxic beauty solutions, and holistic wellness. My essential oil recipes, info, and tips have been viewed more than 20 million times. I've been featured on MindBodyGreen, Health & Natural Living, All Natural Ideas, This Natural Home, Natural Living Ideas, and Passion for Savings.