Want to spend less time cleaning your shower? Try this simple and natural homemade daily shower cleaner. It helps keep your shower clean without scrubbing.
We have very hard water where I live. Anything water touches are going to end up with hard water build-up. It’s a constant battle to keep things looking clean and shiny around here.
One of the things that seem to always be covered in hard water is the shower and I hate cleaning showers. The best way I’ve found to keep my shower looking clean is by using a daily shower spray. I still need to give it a good scrubbing but not nearly as often.
The Problem with Daily Shower Cleaner
The problem with these daily shower cleaners thought is the ingredients. Before I started using natural products I used one of the conventional ones. You’d have to hold your breath while you sprayed it and get out of the room as fast as possible. It always left me wondering what it was doing to my body, especially my lungs.
I looked up the ingredients in one of the popular shower sprays, one that I used in the past, and it’s pretty scary. One of the ingredients, tetrapotassium EDTA is suspected of causing skin or sense organ toxicity. The ingredient n-alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides are restricted for use in cosmetics in Canada and Japan.
It’s also suspected of causing immunotoxicity, respiratory toxicity, skin or sense organ toxicity, and asthma. Plus it contains fragrance which often contains phthalates which are endocrine disrupters. I don’t know about you but that’s not something I want to be exposed to every single day.
Several years ago, after I had been removing some of the more possibly harmful products from my life, I started making my own daily shower cleaner. It’s very easy to make and you don’t have to worry about what you are breathing. It also works well.
Another issue we have around here is mold and the tea tree oil in this spray helps keep that under control as well. Keeping mold under control is very important for everyone but especially those with asthma and allergies and we have both in our house.
- 1/3 cup vodka or Everclear
- 3 1/2 cups distilled water
- 20 drops of tea tree oil
- Mix all of your ingredients.
- Pour the mixture into a glass spray bottle. It’s best to use a blue or brown bottle to protect the essential oils. It also helps to mix the ingredients in a large glass measuring cup helps make it easier to pour into your bottle.
- To Use: Give a quick shake and spray in the shower after each use. You want to do it while the shower is wet because the water helps the spray work.
You can also add lavender essential oil to the spray to help tone down the tea tree oil scent if you don’t like it. I’ve also added peppermint essential oil before. It’s really up to you and your preferences.
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