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 (do I didn’t have to hurt my back.)
This is where the DIY daily shower cleaner mix comes in.
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DIY Daily Shower Cleaner Spray
This spray is so easy to make, and it only uses two ingredients!
How To Make
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
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.
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 ore 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 It 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.
- Dawn Dish Soap
- 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!
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.
If you like this recipe, check out my post on how to remove black mold from shower caulk.