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DIY daily shower cleaner

DIY Daiy Shower Cleaner Recipe

We’re all busy. Who has time to deep clean anymore?

When daily shower cleaner hit the shelves I formed an instant bond, for scrubbing showers is my least favourite cleaning activity. Still, a nice, sparkling bathroom is worth the effort. I’m just glad I don’t have to put all my muscle into it anymore. I’ll let the spray do the heavy lifting, thank you very much.

For a while I’ve wanted to find a good DIY recipe, not because the price of daily shower cleaner is huge (around $5 a bottle), but because I’m the curious sort who wants to understand what makes this product so amazing.

There are quite a few recipes online, which made it difficult to choose what to try. In the end they all use two or more of the following ingredients.

  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Dish soap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Rubbing alcohol

After a few tries I found a combination I am happy with.

Robyn’s DIY daily shower cleaner

Here is what you need

  • Empty spray bottle
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup rubbing alcohol
  • ½ cup hydrogen peroxide
  • 1 tbsp dish soap
  • Water

Here is what you do

  • Mix everything but the water into the spray bottle
  • Once all the ingredients are in fill the rest of the bottle with water
  • Replace the lid and shake well
  • Spray on shower walls after showers and leave (start with a clean shower for best results!)

It has only been a couple weeks using this formula but I can see the results already. My only negative at this point is that a strong vinegar smell lingers. Online I’ve seen similar complaints and the solution seems to be 10-15 drops of essential oil added to the mixture. I find leaving the fan on for 15 minutes also does the trick.

Working full time as a writer, editor and audio broadcast producer should be enough. But instead of resting after a long work day Robyn sets to creating havoc in her space by attempting more DIY, upcycle and knitting projects than she has room for. Her husband is a patient man.

5 Responses to “DIY daily shower cleaner”

Kathleen Rake

Thanks for this! I will give it a try. I much prefer the smell of vinegar over those windexy-chemical-smelling cleaners … but if you find an essential oil that works well, let me know!
Cheers,
K.
P.S. Maybe you should consider writing a Swift Kick Guide about DIY home cleaners/systems/more 😉

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    Amber R Bosma

    Me too Kathleen! In fact my home often smells of a fish n chip shop after a big clean and I am totally okay with that!

    Robyn

    Thanks Kathleen, trust me I’ve been considering it!

Tieta Crerar

Add a few drops of lemon juice. It eliminates the vinegar smell.

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    Robyn

    I will try it, thanks Tieta!

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