Commercial shower cleaner is costly and can contain harsh chemicals that are harmful to you and your loved ones. By combining a few simple, inexpensive ingredients that you probably have in your home, you can create your own chemical-free shower cleaner to keep your shower shiny and spotless.
Vinegar and Water Spray
A simple vinegar and water combination will break up soap scum and kill bacteria. Combine equal parts of vinegar and water in a spray bottle (2 cups of each will last a long time), and shake lightly to mix ingredients. Spray this mixture on the walls, cracks and crevices of your shower once daily or after each shower, to keep the shower clean and mildew-free.
Peroxide, Alcohol and Dish Soap Spray
Pour 3 cups of water into a spray bottle, then add 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol. Add 5 drops of liquid dish detergent, as well as 2 spoonfuls of liquid jet dry (available in the dishwashing supply section of any supermarket). Shake the bottle gently to blend ingredients, and use daily in your shower.
Baking Soda and Dish Soap Scrub
This is a great cleaner to use once a week. It works as a scrub, to break up any residue that sprays don't wash away. Pour 1 to 2 cups of baking soda into a bowl, and slowly stir in drops of liquid dish detergent until you reach the desired consistency. You want a firm cream with a little baking soda grit left behind. Using a sponge or scrubber, smear this over shower walls, doors and crevices.