DIY Daily Shower Spray. If you deal with soap scum in the shower and/or find that weekly or bi-weekly cleaning isn’t enough to keep your shower clean, you might want to add a daily shower spray to your cleaning regimen.
Here’s a simple recipe you can make at home:
- Empty Spray Bottle: Choose a clean, empty spray bottle with a capacity of at least 16 ounces.
- White Vinegar: White vinegar is an excellent natural cleaner and helps to dissolve mineral deposits and soap scum. It also has antimicrobial properties.
- Water: You’ll need water to dilute the vinegar and make it safe to use on various surfaces.
- Dish Soap: A mild dish soap helps to break down oils and grime.
- Essential Oils (optional): Essential oils like tea tree oil, eucalyptus, or lavender can be added for a pleasant scent and additional cleaning power. They also have antibacterial properties.
- Start by thoroughly cleaning and rinsing the spray bottle to ensure there are no residual chemicals or odors.
- Measure and pour 1 cup of white vinegar into the spray bottle.
- Add 1 cup of water to the vinegar. If you have hard water or particularly stubborn stains, you can increase the vinegar-to-water ratio.
- Next, add 1-2 teaspoons of mild dish soap to the mixture. This will help break down oils and soap scum.
- If you’d like to add a pleasant scent and additional antibacterial properties, add 10-20 drops of your chosen essential oil(s). Some popular choices are tea tree oil, eucalyptus, or lavender.
- Screw the spray bottle cap on tightly and shake the mixture well to ensure all the ingredients are combined.
How to Use:
- After each shower, spray the DIY daily shower spray generously on the walls, tiles, and glass surfaces of your shower.
- Allow the spray to sit for a few minutes to break down soap scum and other residues.
- Use a scrub brush or a sponge to scrub the surfaces if necessary.
- Finally, rinse the shower thoroughly with water to remove the cleaning solution. You don’t need to worry about vinegar smell as it will dissipate once the shower dries.
- Use this spray daily to maintain a clean and sparkling shower.