I am absolutely down with organizing, all in with decorating, but not so excited about cleaning. As a self-professed lazy cleaner, I could never quite reconcile the lack of a daily shower spray, which would virtually eliminate the need to ever actually scrub a tub. But those guilt-ridden days are done, now that I have a powerful DIY shower spray in my cleaning caddy.
I’ve been using this combo of common ingredients for months, wanting to test it before I shared it with you. It not only needed to work, but it also couldn’t do any damage. It’s good news to report all the way around.
Here’s the basic recipe for a DIY Shower Spray:
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol
- 2 squirts of liquid dish soap
- 8-10 drops of tea tree oil
I’m pretty approximate with the amounts. Pouring the above into an opaque spray container, fill the rest of the container with water, shake, and spray on the shower daily after use. I re-used a common household cleaner spray bottle after it was empty. Apparently the peroxide breaks down with sunlight, so keeping it in an opaque bottle is preferred. One bottle lasts about a month for one of my bathrooms.
The spray bottle stays in the shower, easy to use daily. I was a bit worried that either the soap or the tea tree oil would make the shower slippery, but neither ends up being the case.
The fewer chemicals in my house, the better. I actually had all of the ingredients, which I primarily use for other purposes, before researching this. This DIY shower spray whips up for just pennies compared to a store-brand, which is mostly water, after all.
Do you have a DIY cleaning solution that you love? Are you likely to try this DIY Shower Spray out for yourself?
You can also find more DIY cleaning recipes at www.Earth911.org.