A lot of DIY shower cleaner recipes online call for using vinegar and baking soda but that’s super harsh on natural stone, tile and grout. Soda and vinegar will break down the finish on your tiles and fixtures and eat away at your grout.
This recipe is gentle enough for daily use and it’s safe on tile and chrome. In YYC we have really hard water and it seems like no matter how much I scrub my shower stall/door it always manages to get a thin layer of film on it. This spray prevents hard water or calcium build up as well as soap scum.
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1 teaspoon dawn dish-washing liquid
2 teaspoons liquid jet dry
3 Cups of water
15 drops of essential oil
- Mix together all of the ingredients
- Store either in a dark colored bottle or in a dark space (to prevent the light from breaking down the chemicals making it less effective).
- After showering, use a rubber wiper to wipe down the shower stall.
- Spray this directly onto the tiles, fixtures, and the shower door before stepping out.
- There’s no need to rinse!
It’s honestly a few extra seconds of work and it saves hours of scrubbing.