One of the clever bathroom cleaning products that I’ve really grown to like over the years are the daily shower cleaner sprays. After you shower you simply mist some of the spray around on the shower walls and it helps to keep your shower cleaner with less mold or mineral buildup in between more thorough cleanings.
I started out with the name brands like Tilex. . .
then used the store brand . . .
then bought the dollar store stuff . . .
and now – I finally know how to make my own!
My homemade daily shower cleaner spray is actually doing an even better job than the store bought stuff was and that’s because the homemade version includes a dishwasher rinse aid product in the recipe. This has done an awesome job of leaving the shower surfaces cleaner and smoother after a shower.
When it’s cleaning day, I just give my shower tile a little squirt of my favorite homemade all purpose cleaner and it looks great with just a quick wipe. No heavy duty scrubbing is needed because the daily spray keeps things from getting too bad during the week.
In one of my previous posts about how to clean a shower head I shared that I also have some annoying glass block windows in one of my showers. Those glass block windows get covered in water spots – and they are soooo hard to clean off. I was super happy when I discovered that vinegar worked really great on the water spots.
But guess what?
This homemade daily shower cleaner spray keeps the water spots from ever forming on the glass windows in the first place! Oh happy day! Those windows finally look cleaner than they ever have before. I’m sure it’s the rinse aid in the mix that’s working the magic.
If you’re a person that likes to use the daily shower sprays, I think you’ll really love this shower cleaner recipe too.
I don’t think I’ll ever go back to the store bought stuff again. It really is that good.
My recipe makes a 32 oz batch, which is the same size as the commercial brands of daily shower cleaner sprays that are being sold. Just save the bottle from a store bought brand once you’ve used it up, and simply refill it with your own homemade version.
HOMEMADE DAILY SHOWER CLEANER SPRAY
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
1 tablespoon dishwasher rinse aid (like Jet Dry or Finish)
3 cups water
Pour the peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dish soap and rinse aid into a spray bottle of at least a 32 oz size. Slowly add the 3 cups of water. A funnel really comes in handy for getting these liquid ingredients in your bottle without making a mess.
Put the top back on the spray bottle and then slowly tip the bottle back and forth to mix the ingredients.
If you are re-using a 32 oz bottle from a store bought daily shower cleaner spray, you can probably not even measure the water. Once you’ve added the first four ingredients, just add water to fill the bottle.
To use: After showering, mist the spray on the walls of the shower and you’re done. There’s no need to wipe.
One final note: Hydrogen peroxide can slowly break down in the light. That’s why hydrogen peroxide is always sold in those dark brown bottles. If possible, keep this mixture in a cupboard or some other place where it will be dark to keep the hydrogen peroxide at optimum performance.
A couple other ideas are to use a dark bottle, or to just add a little more peroxide from time to time.