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Shower sprays can help prevent soap scum and other grime from building up in your shower. There are homemade shower spray options that can work as well as the store bought ones without the harm chemicals. This page contains homemade shower spray recipes.


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Tip: Spray Vinegar after Showering

I keep a spray bottle of vinegar by the shower. When I am done showering, I use the squeegee and then I spritz the shower walls and inner curtains with the vinegar. It keeps mildew at bay and disinfects the shower. Don't forget to label the spray bottle "Vinegar".

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    Here are questions related to Homemade Shower Spray Recipes.

    Question: Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe

    I am looking for a daily shower cleaner recipe.

    By Judy


    Most Recent Answer

    By Kasey Chandler02/05/2011

    I had bad problems with mold build-up on my shower curtain and tried every type of "remedy" to cure it. Not only did I find that harsh chemicals were ineffective in treating mold, they were caustic to work with and left a strong pool smell for days.

    After researching blogs for months, I found a solution that is not only effective but also green! A friend turned me on to a suction-cup device that holds the curtain off of the tub siding, allowing fresh air to circulate to dry the area and prevent mold in the first place. I ordered online and they even gave me a new shower curtain liner, and three and half months later it's still mold free. Stopping mold before it starts is not only incredibly easy for me, but it's also the green solution I've been looking for. No more chemicals and no more constantly replacing the shower curtain! Their website is Hope this helps!

    Question: Natural Recipe for a Daily Shower Cleaner

    Does anyone have or know of a natural recipe for a daily shower cleaner that you can spray on? I have been using one from Walmart, but it's not natural and I don't want the chemicals.

    By Judy


    Most Recent Answer

    By hopefulau [1]01/28/2013

    The Main Ingredients:

    Baking soda is a miracle food that can also deodorize and scour. It has anti-fungal and antiseptic properties, and can remove stains.

    White vinegar is great for removing odors. When the smell of the vinegar leaves, it takes other smells with it. It also cuts grease and removes mildew.

    Hydrogen peroxide, in the 3% solution found at the grocery stores, is a mild bleaching agent.

    Lemon oil, eucalyptus oil, lavender oil and tea tree oil (often called "essential" oils) are sold in natural health stores and some grocery stores. They have antiseptic and deodorizing properties.

    The Recipes

    Basic shower cleaner: In a spray bottle, mix two parts water, one part vinegar and about 3 drops essential oil per 2 ounces liquid. Shake and spray on shower, then wipe off.

    Scouring cleaner: Just sprinkle baking soda on a sponge, wipe on and rinse off.

    Mildew cleaner: In a spray bottle, mix one part hydrogen peroxide with one part water. Spray on mildew and wait one hour. Rinse off. Hydrogen peroxide can be irritating, so use caution.

    Drain cleaner: Use the action of vinegar plus baking soda to clear drains. Pour baking soda in drain, then follow with vinegar. Wait 20 minutes, then pour hot water down drain. Do not do this if you have already tried a commercial product, as the vinegar can mix with the commercial product and cause dangerous fumes.

    Other Easy Ways to Keep A Shower Clean

    Here are a couple of other easy methods to keep a shower clean. Using a squeegee after each shower will keep mildew at bay and reduce cleaning time. Using a chamois cloth after each shower can also keep mildew at bay. Both of these methods require the cooperation of everyone who uses the shower.

    Question: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    I'm searching for a safe and effective shower cleaner that will remove pink and black mold from my shower. The only commercial one I have found to be effective is Tilex, but the fumes from the chemicals are very strong. I've used a basic vinegar solution, but no luck.

    By M Cook

    Most Recent Answer

    By susan [10]07/24/2013

    Hydrogen peroxide spray, leave and brush off the mould. Nothing else... no smells, no damage. I did this and it worked like a charm.

    Question: Homemade Fresh Shower or Shower Saver

    Bottle of Tilex Power Shower cleaner.How can I make the product, Shower Saver or Fresh Shower? I use this cleaner after the last person showers everyday and it really works. I would love to make my own cleaner like the name brand cleaner. Surely there is someone that knows what's in this product. Please let me know if you know the ingredients. It's approximately $5.00 per bottle.

    Thank you.

    By Connie E.

    Most Recent Answer

    By OliveOyl12/26/2011

    This type of product is available in dollar stores. Don't know how well they work but you only risk $1 to try it out.

    Question: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    I need the recipe posted awhile ago using vinegar and Dawn to spray in shower to clean.

    By Diane

    Question: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    Is there a homemade shower cleaner and disinfectant I can spray on and not wipe or rinse off?
    I have three showers, one fiberglass, one ceramic, and one Vikrell.
    Thank you.

    By nanagma from MN


    Thrifty Fun has been around so long that many of our pages have been reset several times. Archives are older versions of the page and the feedback that was provided then.

    Archive: Looking for a Recipe for a Shower Cleaner

    I would like a recipe for the spray shower cleaner that is used immediately after taking a shower. PC from AZ
    Recipe 04/06/2004
    Here's a recipes I found but haven't tried it...
    • 8 ounces of concentrated all purpose cleaner
    • 16 oz rubbing alcohol
    • water

    Put all the ingredients into a gallon jug, fill the rest of the room with water. Then re-fill a spray bottle with the solution.

    I don't know what the best concentrated all purpose cleaner would be, though. Maybe Simple Green?

    By Diane
    White Vinegar 04/06/2004
    I also wonder if just white vinegar might do the trick.
    By Diane
    Squeegee 05/08/2004
    Keep a Squeegee thing you use for cleaning windows in the shower. As soon as you get out, simply run it down the panels and it will stay clean and clear forever.
    By cathy
    Easy Shower Cleaner 11/24/2004
    Dilute floral scented store brand bleach 1 part to 9 parts water and put in a spray bottle to use as a quick mist after showering every couple of days, I also mist the curtain liner. (Be sure to mark the bottle carefully so everyone knows what it is! Keep out of reach of kids.)
    By Kathy

    Archive: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    How do you keep shower doors clean without using commercial product.

    editegyed from Philadelphia, PA

    RE: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    I use distilled white vinegar. Mix a little bit in a spray bottle with some water. If the doors are really dirty, first make a paste of baking soda, white vinegar and a drop or two dish soap. Scrub. Rinse. Don't worry about the smell. Vinegar deodorizes and the smell disappears when it is dried. You can add a drop of essential oil to make it scented if you like. (08/14/2007)

    By Lucy74

    RE: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    Here's what works for me. First, use any product to really clean the doors. Then, get rid of bar soap (which contains waxes that cause the buildup) and use liquid soap (any kind). I use the big refills from Target or Walmart. Result? No scum buildup. Now, for the final thing. When you finish drying off with your towel, take 15 seconds (yes, it's that little time) to quickly wipe the water off the doors (no need to totally dry - just use your already damp towel). The difference is amazing - and all for just 15 seconds per shower. (08/15/2007)

    By ccarnow

    RE: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    Use a mix of vinegar with a few drops of lavender or tea tree oil in a spray bottle. It should get your doors really clean and tea tree oil is a disinfectant. (08/17/2007)

    By Mythi

    RE: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    The water, vinegar, and dishsoap works great. Thank you. To keep it clean instead of a towel I use a squeegee. (08/21/2007)

    By edit egyed

    Archive: Daily Shower Cleaner Recipe

    I'm trying to find a formula for homemade daily shower cleaner. I've tried vinegar/water and Jetdry/water, but they don't quite "cut" it. Anyone have any suggestions?


    Archive: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    I had a recipe for homemade shower cleaner that I found on the Scrubbing Bubbles Page (which I found odd) and I lost it.


    Archive: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    I am looking for a recipe for cleaning showers.

    By Judy from Houston, TX

    RE: Homemade Shower Cleaner

    Wipe the walls of the shower off with ammonia undiluted to cut the soap scum easily. Good luck and keep us posted on what you end up doing. (11/16/2010)

    By Paula Jo