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 remover. It’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).
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.
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 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.
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
step 2: add 1/8 cup hydrogen peroxide
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.
step 4: add 1/2 teaspoon Sal Suds or dish soap
step 5: add 1 teaspoon white vinegar
step 6: add 20 drops tea tree essential oil
tip: Tea tree essential oil is also known as melaleuca essential oil.
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.
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.
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