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It’s a common issue; built-up grime and scum in the shower. Let’s face it: it’s inevitable, but we can certainly take steps to minimize the build-up. And that’s where our DIY homemade Shower Cleaner comes in.

Made with simple ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, this DIY cleaner will keep your shower clean and fresh. And the best part is that it is eco-friendly and easy to make.

shower cleaner in bottle with lavender

Ingredients for Homemade Shower Cleaner

  • 1/4 cup of Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Castile Soap
  • 10 drops (each) Lavender Essential Oil + Eucalyptus Essential Oil (you can substitute other essential oils here)
  • 1/4 Cup of Rubbing Alcohol
  • Glass Spray Bottle
  • Water
  • Funnel (optional)
ingredients essential oil, spray bottle, measuring spoon, rubbing alcohol

How to Make Homemade Shower Cleaner

Step 1

In a spray bottle, pour a ¼ cup of distilled vinegar.

pouring mixture in bottle

Step 2

Pour ¼ cup of rubbing alcohol into the spray bottle.

Step 3

Add one tablespoon of Castile soap to the spray bottle.

pouring oil in bottle

Step 4

Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil and about 10 drops of eucalyptus essential oils. You can also substitute any preferences in essential oil here. Tea tree oil, lemon, and orange oil work well too.

pouring essential oil in bottle

Step 5

Fill the remaining of the bottle with water. Place the sprayer back on the bottle and gently swirl the bottle to mix the ingredients. Take care to mix the ingredients thoroughly to ensure they are evenly distributed.

shower cleaner in bottle with lavender
shower cleaner in bottle with lavender

Why we choose these products?

We choose these ingredients for several reasons. Here’s why we chose the specific ingredient:

  • Vinegar is a versatile ingredient that works wonders in cleaning. Its acidic nature helps dissolve soap scum and hard water stains, leaving your shower surfaces shiny and spotless. White distilled vinegar is the most commonly used type for cleaning purposes.
  • Castile soap is excellent at cutting through grease and grime, making it an essential ingredient in homemade shower cleaners. Look for a mild dish soap without harsh chemicals or added fragrances.
  • Essential oils add a pleasant fragrance to your homemade shower cleaner and offer additional cleaning properties.

These ingredients work together to dissolve soap scum, kill bacteria, and leave your shower smelling fresh. It works on all types of shower surfaces, including tile, fiberglass, and glass doors.

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Benefits of Using this Product

One of the biggest advantages of making your own shower cleaner is the cost savings. Most commercial shower cleaners can be expensive, especially if you need to use them frequently.

This product is environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Meanwhile, many store-bought shower cleaners contain toxic ingredients that may pose health risks, especially if you have allergies or sensitivities.

shower cleaner in bottle with lavender

How to Use This Homemade Cleaner

Use this cleaner to remove soap scum and buildup in the shower. You can also use it daily as a preventative measure.

Spray the mixture onto the shower surfaces, focusing on areas with soap scum or stains. Let the cleaner sit for a few minutes to allow it to work. Use a sponge or cloth to scrub the surfaces, paying extra attention to stubborn areas.

Rinse thoroughly with water, ensuring all the cleaner is washed away.

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How to Store This Cleaner

When storing, remember to label this cleaner so you know exactly what is in the bottle. Label it to avoid confusion with other products. Include the ingredients and date of creation for reference.

Store your homemade cleaner in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight. Exposure to sunlight can cause the ingredients to degrade and reduce the cleaner’s effectiveness.

Store your homemade shower cleaner out of reach of children and pets.

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I hope you found this DIY helpful. As you can see, making your own homemade shower cleaner is a simple process – but it works.

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Tamara White is the creator and founder of The Thrifty Apartment, a home decor and DIY blog that focuses on affordable and budget-friendly home decorating ideas and projects. Tamara documents her home improvement journey, love of thrifting, tips for space optimization, and creating beautiful spaces.

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