If you loathe cleaning showers as much as I do, you’re going to love this DIY daily shower cleaner. It’s a daily shower spray that will keep your shower clean without scrubbing!
The best part, you can make it yourself with no dangerous chemicals and just a few dollars!
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 bombs 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.
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I remember years ago, before kids, we used 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.
How to Make DIY Daily Shower Cleaner 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.
DIY Daily Shower Spray Ingredients:
- Dr. Bonner’s Castile Soap
- Tea Tree Essential Oil
To make this DIY daily shower cleaner, you simply combine those 4 ingredients into a glass spray bottle – that’s it!
You might be surprised that I use a glass spray bottle for this daily shower cleaning spray, but it’s absolutely important. Essential oils are extremely concentrated and can damage plastic bottles and anything the bottle is touching.
Glass is best when you’re making any type of DIY project with essential oils.
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 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!
DIY Daily Shower Spray for No Scrub Cleaning!
This shower spray is used for daily cleaning and keeps hard water stains at bay.
- 1 cup water
- 3/4 cup vinegar
- 1 tbsp Dr. Bronner's castile soap
- 20 drops of NOW® Tea Tree Oil
- 16 ounce Amber Glass Spray Bottles
- Small Funnel [optional]
- Pour water into glass spray bottle.
- Squeeze 1 tbsp castile soap into bottle with water and swirl to mix.
- Carefully pour in vinegar into bottle.
- Add about 20 drops of NOW® Tea Tree oil into spray bottle.
- Swirl to mix.
- Spray shower daily after use.
If you hate cleaning your shower as much as me, try this DIY daily shower cleaner too! I think you’ll love it as much as me!
Monday 6th of September 2021
Will the essential oils leave a residue? Make shower/tub slippery?
Monday 5th of July 2021
I have castille soap in a bar, can i dissolve that in the water to use it or should i use the liquid castile soap? Also, do the essential oils make the tub slippery? Also, the peppermint oil, you me tion it but its not in the “recipe” area... is it optional/for fragrance only or is there cleaning properties to it? Thanks!
Friday 9th of April 2021
Can you use any scent of Castile soap? Lavender is not my favorite. Thank you.
Sunday 11th of April 2021
Yes, you definitely can. Any scent, including the unscented, will work great.
Sunday 23rd of August 2020
Does the tea tree oil cover the smell of vinegar? I don’t like the smell of vinegar.
Monday 24th of August 2020
If you really hate the smell of vinegar, you might still smell it slightly. I actually love the smell, so it's hard for me to judge. :)
Thursday 30th of April 2020
Do you rinse off after your spray down the shower?
Friday 1st of May 2020
No, I do not. But if you're not going to be using the shower every day, you may want to rinse.