Living in a rural setting with two children, a husband, and 5 dogs can lead to many showers in any given day. From the children come home from a day of play in our local creek; to my hubby spending the day outdoors doing yard work on our large property; to just the general dust that comes into our home when I open the windows to get some fresh air, our two showers can take a real beating. This beating also comes even though I do a weekly cleaning of the showers.
Years ago I tried several daily shower sprays. While they all kind of worked, it is my honest opionion that a lot of them made me feel like their daily spray somehow magically removed the dirt, scum, and mildew rather than the spray actually removing anything. But, since we have a gray water system where we live I do everything within my power to keep all of my cleaners as natural and clean as possible so the chemicals do not get dumped on our beautiful trees or wildlife around our home.
So I came up with this easy, all natural, low cost, cleaning alternative and I have found for the last few years that it has been a highly effective DIY Shower Spray. Here is all you will need to make your own spray:
- 1 spray bottle (any size will work. I use a tall one in the master bathroom and a small more handheld size in the children’s bathroom)
- 1/3 Vinegar
- 2/3 Water
- 1 tablespoon of Dish Soap (I personally prefer Ivory Liquid Dish Soap)
- A drop of Essential Oil (scent of your choice)
I personally love the scent of rosemary since we find it calming and everyone in the family loves the smell (even the boys). Since I grow my own fresh rosemary I can make my own rosemary oil in bulk every few months to place in our shower sprays, shampoo’s, facial treatments, etc. My favorite recipe and method to do this can be found in this post from A Healthy Life For Me.
Our household’s rule of thumb is the last one out of the shower for the day (or the morning or the evening) sprays the shower and tub with this spray. I have found that rather than having to hand scrub that yucky build up that can occur in a shower once a week I only have to scrub the shower once every month to month and a half. And that is saying A LOT from a self-proclaimed O.C.D. cleaning person.
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Do you use a daily shower spray to cut down on your weekly shower and tub scrubbing? I would love to hear what you have found works well for you.