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Homemade Shower Spray Recipes

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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March 14, 2010

I am looking for a daily shower cleaner recipe.

By Judy Buck

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March 16, 20100 found this helpful

1) Stop using bar soap, use Shower Gel (this will eliminate 95% of 'soap scum').
2) Squeegee the walls (all vertical surfaces).
3) Wipe the remaining surfaces with a micofiber sponge.
This only takes about 5 minutes and the shower will stay clean.
(a good silicone squeegee and microfiber sponge can be found at any good Auto Parts store)

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March 16, 20100 found this helpful

My fiance lives for the 'House Proud' award, so every 4 months or so, I take my Porter-Cable Orbital Polisher and tackle the shower walls and sink basin with Mother's Auto Wax. After drying, a quick wipe down with a terry cloth rag, and it's beautiful once again for months. Once done and a 5 minute clean up after showering, it looks great with very little effort.

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February 5, 20110 found this helpful

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 www.air-it-out.weebly.com Hope this helps!

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January 21, 2013

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

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January 28, 20130 found this helpful

To avoid this, try making your own natural shower cleaner, which can help improve the health of both the environment and your family.

For an all-purpose cleaner, mix ½ a cup of vinegar and ¼ of a cup of baking soda into two litres of water. Store this in a sealable container and use for any kind of water deposit stains on the shower, bathroom, chrome fixtures, windows or mirrors.

To target bathroom mould and grout amongst tiles, mix one part hydrogen peroxide to two parts water in a spray bottle and spray on areas that suffer from mould. Once sprayed, leave it on the area for at least an hour before thoroughly rinsing.

Another option is spraying shower doors with full-strength white vinegar after you have squeegeed the glass or before you turn on the shower. This will help to eliminate any water deposits that have proven hard to remove

From: RACQ

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January 28, 20130 found this helpful

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.

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February 26, 2012

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

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July 24, 20130 found this helpful

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

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December 26, 2011

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.

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December 26, 20110 found this helpful

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.

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August 22, 2013

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

By Diane

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December 18, 2010

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

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I would like a recipe for the spray shower cleaner that is used immediately after taking a shower.

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I am looking for a recipe for cleaning showers.

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November 14, 2010

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

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March 14, 2010

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?

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May 24, 2009

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

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