If you loathe cleaning showers as much as I do, you’re going to love this DIY daily cleaning spray. Keep your shower clean with a daily spray and no scrubbing. The best part, you can make it yourself with no dangerous chemicals and just a few dollars!
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Can I share a dirty secret with you? My shower. There, I said it. I know my shower isn’t clean. How do I know? Well, I look at it and look at others, like at hotels, and yes, I know it’s not as clean as it should be.
Now, don’t get me wrong. It’s not filthy and gross, but there’s a problem there for sure, but perhaps it isn’t all my fault. It turns out we have hard water and I had no idea. But build-up is definitely there if I don’t regularly clean the shower. And remember that dirty secret? It doesn’t exactly happen every week.
I can’t be the only one that hates scrubbing in the bathroom. Actually I know I’m not because my recipe for DIY toilet cleaner tabs is quite popular on Pinterest for people like me that don’t like scrubbing toilets! So I was determined to figure out a plan to keep my shower cleaner, but with less scrubbing involved.
I remember years ago, before kids, using a daily shower spray to help keep hard water and stains at bay, but if you’ve started on any type of green journey yourself, you probably know exactly what I’m going to say. Those bottles are filled with chemicals that you definitely don’t want anywhere near your skin [or lungs]… so I don’t exactly feel comfortable dousing my shower in them anymore.
After that easy decision to steer clear of store bought daily cleaning sprays, I decided to make my own. It turns out there are a few different versions you can use, but after trying them out, I’ve found this combination works best for my hard water.
DIY Daily Shower Spray
The main ingredients in this shower spray are super simple and you probably already have them around your house making the spray super affordable.
I bought these bottles from Amazon and love them. They were very affordable [just about $4 each] and come with a regular top as well as the spray nozzle. They’re also very sturdy and the amber color also helps preserve the life of your essential oils and DIY products.
Of course, my two favorite products in this shower spray are vinegar, which I use as a cleaner alone in my bathroom already and see great results with, and Tea Tree essential oil.
As you know, I exclusively use NOW essential oils for a few reasons. The quality is exceptional and even more so is the price. NOW’s oils are a fraction of others and go through rigorous quality tests and control within the company to be sure you’re getting the best. They even have a number of USDA certified organic oils.
While you could use any of your favorite essential oils for scents, I choose Tea Tree [also known as Melaleuca alternifolia] for this daily shower spray because of its own unique properties. It’s best used for cleansing, purifying, and renewing. I’ve even seen some talk about tea tree oils being used in areas where mold could occur, as in moist areas like kitchens and bathrooms.
I’ve been happy with how spraying my shower daily is keeping it much cleaner and helping me to go longer between scrubbings [without the guilt AND dirty shower]!
A few precautions with this daily shower spray I want to point out for you, though. As with any new cleaner, be sure to test spot a part of your shower before you spray totally. Vinegar itself can damage marble and granite so be careful with that! Also while this shower spray doesn’t have the harmful chemicals that store bought sprays do, it can still be harmful to children so please be sure to keep out of reach of little ones!