How to Make Shower Cleaner

Commercial shower cleaners are effective in reducing the labor required to keep your shower stall clean and shiny.

Shower cleaners help to keep your shower stall looking clean and shiny.Shower cleaners help to keep your shower stall looking clean and shiny.
Many people buy shower cleaner that they spray on the shower walls and curtain after each shower. These types of cleaners can be expensive. Homemade cleaners are just as efficient in keeping your shower sparkling fresh. You can mix a gallon container with the solution and use it to refill a small spray bottle in your bathroom.

Pour 3 cups of household rubbing alcohol, 1 tbsp. of your favorite liquid dishwashing detergent and 4 tbsp. of an automatic dishwasher rinsing agent into a clean, gallon jug.

Add 3 quarts of water to the gallon container. Replace the lid and shake it to mix it.

Pour ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide into a clean, 24-ounce spray bottle. Fill the rest of the bottle to the top with your cleaning mixture. The active properties in the hydrogen peroxide don't last as long as the other ingredients. That's why you have to make the mixture in smaller amounts.

Spray the mixture from the 24-ounce bottle onto the surfaces of your shower stall. Let it sit for a few minutes.

Wipe the surface with a scrub brush, squeegee or a large sponge to clean it.

Instruct your family members to spray a light mist of the hydrogen peroxide mixture over the shower surfaces every time they get out. There is no need to rinse. This will keep your shower stall clean for long periods.

Refill the 24-ounce bottle and add more hydrogen peroxide when the bottle is empty.

Things You Will Need

  • Empty, clean gallon container with a lid Household rubbing alcohol Liquid dishwashing detergent, preferably with a degreaser Automatic dishwasher rinse agent Empty, clean spray bottle (24 ounce) Hydrogen peroxide

Tip

  • You can find hydrogen peroxide near first-aid products in your grocery, pharmacy or discount store. Use liquid soap or shower gels instead of bar soap. This cuts down on the soap scum left on your shower walls, curtain and floors.

About the Author

Chelsea Fitzgerald covers topics related to family, health, green living and travel. Before her writing career, she worked in the medical field for 21 years. Fitzgerald studied education at the University of Arkansas and University of Memphis.