Homemade Shower Cleaner

Make this Homemade "Soft Scrub" or Homemade Shower Cleaner and ditch the expensive stuff that's filled with chemical nasties.

UPDATE:  Please read my Updated Homemade Shower Cleaner | Homemade Soft Scrub.  The cleaner here doesn’t do what I thought it would.

I’ve been working hard to make more and more homemade homecare products recently.

Things like homemade glass cleaner, homemade dish soap, and the like.

Today, I’ve got a homemade shower cleaner to share with you!

Cleaning bathrooms is NOT one of my favorite things.

You remember that song from The Sound of Music, right?  “Raindrops on roses and cleaning the bathroom….”

Ahem.  We just got the 45th anniversary copy of The Sound of Music as a family Christmas present so it was kind of on my brain  :-).

Anyway, I really don’t like cleaning bathrooms.

And I really don’t like all of the chemical stuff that you supposedly need to buy in order to get it clean.

If you’re like me, and you just don’t like cleaning the bathroom, then this homemade shower cleaner is going to make your life a lot easier.

We seem to have an issue with hard water.  We get a film on our shower that needs to be removed now and then and we have one of those acrylic shower stalls, so you really don’t want to use an abrasive cleaner that would put scratches on it–making it harder to get clean in the future.

So the other day, it was time to clean the shower again :-(.

I looked all over the internet to find something easy to make–and that would work!

I found one DIY shower cleaner that was super popular, but it used a premade dish detergent with color and fragrance in it–two things that I really like to avoid– and so I kept looking.

What I finally found was this great DIY shower cleaner from Elizabeth’s Kind Cafe.

I whipped it up super quick and really–it worked great!

No need to scrub a ton and scratch up your shower.

And no exposure to super toxic chemicals.

Why make your own Home Care Products?

1.  Reduce toxic exposure for you and your family.  Like I said, I really dislike the chemical and fragrance smells in the multiple chemical-laden products on the shelves these days.

2.  Use less packaging.  With all of the multiple cleaning products in the stores, I prefer to make my own items, and then refill the reusable spray bottles, etc., thereby lowering my impact on the environment.

3.  Lower toxins in the environment.  Every time you purchase something that’s loaded with chemicals you encourage companies to keep making them, and after you use it you are putting the toxins back into the air we breathe and the water we drink.  Let’s keep this stuff out of our environment as much as possible, shall we?

UPDATE:  There is some info on the internet about not mixing castille soap and vinegar, but this really does seem to work.  I am going to do some more experimenting and will get back to you on this.

Here are some other great posts about Natural Home Care Products:

No Streak Glass Cleaner
Natural Dishwasher Rinse Aid
Why I Don’t Make Laundry Detergent

Since I’ve made quite a few DIY household products, I had everything in my home needed to make this.

If you don’t, all of the ingredients are fairly easy to find and you will be able to use them for other DIY projects in the future.

 You should be able to get most of the ingredients for this Homemade Shower Cleaner at the store.  If you prefer to shop online, you could check out Mountain Rose Herbs.

Right now, I have some essential oils on sale in my Healthy Living Store and you can also check out Native American Nutritionals for essential oils.  I recommend them in my Best Essential Oils Series.

What DIY Home Care Products do you make?

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  1. Katie Sayre says:

    Hello, Just came on your site through the better mom, and enjoyed nosing around a little. If you would like to reduce the chemical use in your home, I would strongly recommend you look into Norwex cleaning cloths. They are a very dense microfiber that allows you to do most of your cleaning with just water. I love them and rarely use cleaners, natural or otherwise. I don’t sell them but recommend you look around the web for a local representative.

  2. I made this and it made a huge amount which did not completely dissolve and because it was so gritty, it clogged every spray bottle I put it into. Was it a liquid for you? I ended up using it out of a bowl and it cleaned pretty well, but what to do with the foamy left over? It’s such a waste. What could I have done wrong?

    • It’s not meant to go in a spray bottle. I just kept mine in a plastic container. I didn’t have foamy left over. I don’t know what to say. I know I am going to have to redo my body lotion recipe for warm weather. It’s a complete liquid right now. Maybe try a small amount and see if it happens again?