Cleaning my shower is one of those chores that I tend to put off longer than I probably should. It’s just feels like such a production sometimes! And more often than not I end up getting water all over my bathroom when I reach the rinsing stage of cleaning. All in all, the chore is just a pain.
So when I do clean my shower, I want it to stay clean for as long as possible. And fortunately for me, I recently discovered a new homemade cleaner that serves that very purpose! This daily shower cleaner works to break down the soap and shampoo residue that ends up on the walls of your shower when you use it. The spray helps to keep that residue from drying out into tough soap scum, keeping your shower cleaner, longer.
I want to make it clear that this particular cleaner is meant to help keep a clean shower clean. It’s not the best choice for cleaning a shower that’s already dirty. If you’re looking for an effective shower cleaner, make sure to check out my soap scum-busting shower cleaner!
Homemade Daily Shower Cleaner
- 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 tsp dish soap
- 1 Tbsp dishwasher rinse aid
- 2 cups of water (approximately)
Pour the peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dish soap, and rinse aid into a 24oz spray bottle. Then, fill the spray bottle the rest of the way with water. (It really helps to use a funnel!)
Replace the top of the spray bottle, and slowly tip the bottle back and forth to gently mix the ingredients. The hydrogen peroxide and rubbing alcohol work together to help keep mildew at bay, and the soap and rinse aid fight soap scum.
One final note – hydrogen peroxide will break down in sunlight (which is why it’s sold in brown bottles). You can keep this spray in a dark bottle, or just store it in a dark cupboard between uses.
Using Your Daily Shower Cleaner
After showering, spray the mixture onto the walls of your shower, and voila! Seriously, that’s it. You don’t even need to wipe it down. Neat, right? :-)