Spring Cleaning: DIY Shower Spray

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.

DIY Shower Spray
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

DIY shower spray recipe
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.

DIY Shower spray ingredients


Do you have a DIY cleaning solution that you love? Are you likely to try this DIY Shower Spray out for yourself?

Here are a few other spring cleaning tips you might want to check up on. Mattress cleaning. Using a steamer to clean just about anything in your home. Decluttering closets. Cleaning secrets.

You can also find more DIY cleaning recipes at www.Earth911.org.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Ceil

    Definetly trying this!

    1. Darla

      I hope you love it. Please let me know.

  2. reesa

    I never find any spray I like for my shower. I need to try this! Thank you!

    1. Darla

      Please do, and let me know what you think. It makes my chrome fixtures very shiny!

  3. Heather

    I need to get tea tree oil and try this because right now I buy Foaming Scrubbing Bubbles, which is pretty harsh and gets expensive when cleaning after 5 people.

    1. Darla

      I still use the Scrubbing Bubbles brand to clean my toiled, but I agree, it’s pretty harsh and expensive. Let me know what you think of this recipe.

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