How to make a DIY Daily Shower Cleaner that’s easy to use and will help you keep your shower nice and clean.
The one task that I avoid in my home is – cleaning the shower and tub.
It used to take forever and honestly hurt my back from all the scrubbing on my hands and knees.
I’ve never really been all that happy with the results either.
Hard work and bad results? Not my favorite.
Our poor shower goes through a lot of wear during the week, and the grime builds up quickly, it’s hard to keep up with it.
No one wants to deal with a dirty bathroom either, so cleaning it is essential.
If you live in an area that has hard water, your tub and shower will have an even harder time staying clean.
Since cleaning the shower isn’t really super high on the priority list, I went looking for a solution to help me clean my shower quickly, effectively, and easily (so I didn’t have to hurt my back.)
This is where the DIY daily shower cleaner mix comes in.
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If you’re becoming more conscious about the products you use to clean your home? There are so many advantages of using natural cleaners including saving money and creating a healthier, non-toxic home. Natural cleaners are effective and do a proper job in cleaning just as some of the more toxic chemical cleaners do. Isn’t it amazing to know that you can make salad dressings and clean your home with some of the same ingredients? I think that’s awesome.
Many store-bought cleaners are made with water, chemicals and fragrance. Some fragrances can irritate allergies, and create skin sensitivities. They can even be poisonous to pets and small children. Some of these store-bought cleaners have instructions to be in a ventilated room when using or to wear a mask. To me, this is very concerning. Organic and natural cleaners are an option if you do not want to aggravate your allergies and you can rest easy knowing exactly what’s in your cleaning agent.
DIY Daily Shower Cleaner Spray
This spray is so easy to make, and it only uses two ingredients!
How To Make Your DIY Daily Shower Cleaner
You’ll love how easy this DIY is.
Within 4 steps, you’ll have the best homemade shower cleaner spray that actually works better than store-bought chemical cleaners.
- Heat Up Vinegar – Heat up vinegar in the microwave for 2 minutes. For my solution, I used 12oz of vinegar, but you can use more or less depending on your spray bottle size.
- Put Vinegar Into Spray Bottle – Use a funnel to pour your hot vinegar into your spray bottle.
- Add Dish Soap – Add 10oz of Dawn dish soap (about a cup) straight to the hot vinegar solution in your spray bottle.
- Shake It Up – Close up your spray bottle and shake shake shake!
How To Use You New Daily Shower Cleaner
Using this homemade spray is easy peasy! All you have to do is spray it on your grimy shower, wait ten minutes, and then rinse it off. You can wipe any remaining solution off with a dry cloth if you feel the need.
You can use it while the vinegar is hot, or wait until it has cooled down. It works great either way, and you can use it as part of your daily cleaning routine.
Additional Information About Your Daily Shower Cleaner
An important thing to remember is that Dawn dish soap does contain ammonia, so it is not safe to combine it with any products that contain bleach.
You can use this solution to shine up your faucets as well. And if you love this solution as much as I did, go ahead and take it to your kitchen sink, you’ll love to see it sparkle.
If you like, you CAN add a few drops of essential oil to your mixture. It will help with the smell, but you don’t need it for any more cleaning power.
If you don’t have Dawn dish soap, you can also use Dr. Bronners castile soap.
If the vinegar smell bothers you, open a window or put your fan on, the vinegar smell does not last forever, I promise!
Why This Daily Shower Cleaner Works
This cleaner works really well because the ingredients used are power cleaners on their own.
White vinegar is awesome for eliminating odors and dissolve tough messes.
Dawn dish soap it great for cutting through grease and grime and can be used to clean so many things.
Putting these 2 powerful ingredients together creates a thick shower cleaner so the cleaner sticks to the wall and floor of your shower and cleans away the grime instead of flowing down the drain immediately.
Vinegar and Dawn have been my go-to cleaning supplies for ages. I love that it is safe for my kids, my pets, and the environment.
I love that I’m not using hard chemicals to clean my bathroom (I used to use a lot of comet.)
The best part about this diy shower cleaner is that it requires no hard work and elbow grease.
Honestly, just spray, sit and rinse!
The powerful homemade spray can be left in your shower and used after every shower you take, just be sure to rinse it off in ten minutes.
This cleaner works better than anything else that I’ve tried, and I’ve tried a lot, and it only takes 2 ingredients, so it really doesn’t get any better.
I do like to dry out my shower after I rinse it off, just to keep the mold away and to do that I just use a dry microfiber cloth and it takes only a minute to do.
More Bathroom Cleaning Tips
If you like this recipe, check out my post on how to remove black mold from shower caulk and How To Clean Shower Floor and The Only Grout Cleaner You’ll Ever Need (And You Can Make It Yourself).
What To Clean Weekly In The Bathroom
Every week you should clean your bathroom, along with your daily bathroom cleaning. I know it seems like a lot, but bathrooms are breeding grounds for germs and it’s better to keep your family healthy and clean it often.
- Every week you should wipe down the shower floor walls and tiles. You can use a magic eraser sponge (which is free of chemicals and can be used while you use the shower) or floor my tips on how to clean the shower floor if your floor is quite stained and dirty.
- Grout should be cleaned weekly as well. Even if it doesn’t look that bad, clean it now before it does get worse and you’ll need my magic recipe for grout cleaner to get it nice and shiny.
- Clean the showerhead weekly too. It’s very simple to do and takes only a few minutes of your time. Add some white vinegar to a ziplock bag and wrap that bag around the showerhead for 10-30 minutes (depending on the level of build-up). When you remove the bag, you’ll be able to see the build-up has dissolved and your showerhead will run smoothly once again.
- Soap Scum should be taken care of weekly as well. Wherever you have your soaps stored, whether it’s in bottles or bars, soap scum will follow. Be sure to clean all that off weekly to avoid build-up and mold growth.
- Clean that toilet too! The toilet is a tricky one because if you have one person using the toilet daily, then you can clean it once a week without worrying about it getting too gross. If you have a family of 5 using one bathroom, you may want to wipe it down daily. If you are cleaning the toilet once a week, simply spray the toilet with your preferred cleaner, or a DIY vinegar and water solution, and let it sit for a minute before wiping it all down. I like to start with the dirtiest part of the toilet such as the sides, bottom, and bowl, and then change my rag and clean the top of the tank, disinfect the handle and wipe the dust off the seats before doing a final wipe of the bowl and sides again. I really dislike cleaning toilets, so my daily solution is to use a disinfecting wipe on the seat and the top of the bowl to keep things relatively manageable.
- The bathroom sink shouldn’t be neglected either. This can be a daily or a weekly thing as well, depending on the occupants of your home. I do enjoy wiping the bathroom sink and counters daily because the kids make a huge mess, but if you are alone, then you don’t have to clean the counter and sink daily. You can use al all-purpose solution and wiped everything down (don’t forget to lift up all the bathroom products and wipe underneath them). Also, be sure to wipe down the mirror and the backsplash too.
Wrapping Up: The Best DIY Daily Shower Cleaner
There you have it! This super simple, easy to use and make daily shower cleaner can help make your cleaning life a breeze. Don’t forget to clean your bathroom using these daily and weekly bathroom cleaning tips.
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