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Make Your Own Daily Shower Cleaner Spray

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This homemade daily shower cleaner spray is quickly becoming one of my favorite homemade cleaners. I've been using it for several months now and it's been working great!
We have a tub/shower area that has ceramic tile on the walls and has a small glass block window. Over the years that glass block window has been a big frustration to me because it always look dirty with water spots. This homemade cleaner has been the best thing so far on that window and has really kept water spots from forming. I've also found that the ceramic tile can be cleaned super quickly now with a spritz of my vinegar/water cleaner because once again, mineral spots are not building up.
I don't have a shower with glass doors to try this on, but I think it would work well on that type of shower too based on the positive experience I've had with it so far.
This spray is a mixture of water, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, dish soap,and a dishwasher rinse aid. (You can click the link below to read more and get the complete recipe). After you take a shower, you just spray the mixture on the walls of the shower area the same way as you would use a store bought daily shower cleaner.
Time: 5 Minutes Difficulty: Easy

To see more: http://www.themakeyourownzone.com/2013/07/homemade-daily-shower-cleaner-spray.html

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  • Alexandra Arena
    Alexandra Arena Forest Hills, NY
    on Sep 12, 2013

    This is such an awesome recipe, Bev!

  • Christine
    Christine Upper Marlboro, MD
    on Oct 5, 2013

    Just going back through old Hometalks and came across your post. You talk about mineral spots, but have you seen any effect on soap film (I can't say "scum"!) on ceramic tile? Thanks.

    • Marlene Corbitt
      Marlene Corbitt Thornton, CA
      on Feb 23, 2015

      @Christine add some vinegar to your mixture for hard water and soap scum.

  • Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone
    Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone Wyoming, MI
    on Oct 5, 2013

    I've never really had much of a problem with soap scum on my ceramic tile. I think it's because in that shower only liquid soaps are used. I've heard that bar soaps create more soap scum and I tend to believe that based on my experience. That being said, I think this spray will also help with soap scum because it seems to keep the tile just cleaner in general too.

    • Christine
      Christine Upper Marlboro, MD
      on Oct 5, 2013

      @Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone Hmmm. I use bar soap, but I have a huge walk-in shower where I think it's actually shampoo splashing from me washing long hair. I can't fig'ger it out. Scrubbing bubbles and/or Magic Eraser used to do the trick easily. Now..? Ick. I'll give this a try and see what happens, though! Thanks for getting back to me.

  • Linda Jowers
    Linda Jowers Southaven, MS
    on Oct 10, 2013

    I have been using the vinegar/Dawn/water mix in a handle/scrubber & it seemed to work fine on regular wall tile & maufactured marble tub. This finish really accumulated soap scum, especially under the soap dish holding regular bar soap. Due to plumbing we recently replaced the tub with an acrylic tub with the massage jets. The book listed as 'do not use' most commercial tub cleaners & rough scrubbers. Do you think this mixture work for keeping the tub clean & would it need to be 'scrubbed' with a cloth? Does anyone have other options for cleaning this type of acrylic tub?

    • Sherrie
      Sherrie Nixa, MO
      on Nov 13, 2013

      @Linda Jowers You can use cheap shampoo or dish soap that is PH Balanced like Ivory. I don't know if I would use vinegar because it is a acid. Google the Manufacture and cleaning guidelines. On some tiles like Travertine Tile this cleaning recipe would damage it. On certain tiles it will also take the glaze off. Then on other tiles this is a prefect recipe, if you can't find cleaning guide lines I would call them directly. I never second guess and I do this for a living. It is important not to damage expensive surfaces. I also keep a note book of what each manufacture recommends for each customer in a notebook. I do this in my home also.

  • Victoria D
    Victoria D Miami, FL
    on Nov 13, 2013

    No problem with mixing those chemicals together I gather.

    • Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone
      Bev @ The Make Your Own Zone Wyoming, MI
      on Nov 14, 2013

      @Victoria D The ingredients in this daily shower spray mix together fine with no problems. Perhaps the one thing to be mindful of is that hydrogen peroxide can break down in the light after a while so you might want to keep this spray in a cupboard, in a dark bottle, or add a little bit of peroxide again every so often.

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