Cleaning the shower is an unpleasant and time-consuming chore. Soap scum, mildew and hard water deposits can all accumulate on the walls and door of your shower. A daily shower spray can reduce the time you spend cleaning your shower, but commercially available ones are chemical laden and may have a strong odor. Make your own homemade daily shower spray for a convenient, safe and natural solution to soap scum and shower build up.
Fill a clean spray bottle with hot water, leaving several inches of space at the top for the remaining ingredients in the shower cleaner. Add water first to avoid foaming, recommends Apartment Therapy
Add 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the spray bottle. Shake well.
Measure 2 tsp. of borax or 1 tsp. each of borax and washing soda. Add to the spray bottle and mix well.
Add 1 tbsp. of liquid castile soap to the mixture. If castile soap is unavailable, use a standard dishwashing soap like Dawn for your daily shower cleaning spray.
Include 20 drops of tea tree or lavender oil in your shower spray for antibacterial power, according to The Herb Companion. Purchase the oil in your local health food store and many drug or discount stores.
Spray the walls and fixtures in your shower or tub daily after each use and encourage other family members to do the same to prevent the build up of soap scum, grime, mold and mildew.
Make space for your daily shower cleaning spray in the shower so it will be convenient for daily use.