8/4/07

Homemade Daily Shower Spray

Since I've had such great success with the Homemade Laundry Detergent, I decided to search for a recipe for some homemade daily shower spray.



You know, the kind you mist the tub and surround with each time you shower?



I used to use the store brand religiously and it really worked. I only had to give my shower a good scrub about every 6 weeks and even then, it wasn't so bad. I got away from using it and regretted it when I recently had to get a new shower curtain liner because my old one had mildewed beyond bleaching. It hadn't torn or otherwise worn out, but it needed to go.



I found a recipe that I am trying at this site. Here is the recipe (as copied from the site):



Mix together one-half cup of hydrogen peroxide, one-half cup of rubbing alcohol, about six drops of grease cutting dishwashing liquid, two teaspoons of liquid spot-free dishwasher rinse, and twenty-four ounces of water. Using this homemade product on a daily basis will keep your shower and liner cleaner longer.



There are other recipes in the same article to achieve similar results, but the one above is the one I think will be most effective for my situation.



So far, it has worked well, but this is one of those things that time will answer better than anything. I will be sure to update you on how it goes.

12 comments:

kate said...

thanks for the zucchini recipe link--i'll totally try it!

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Stephanie said...

That sounds like a good and frugal solution.

Cindy said...

I have to try this shower spray. I've been trying to use more gentle cleaning materials lately and this sounds fantastic. Thanks so much for the recipe.

tegdirb92 said...

what a great idea!!

Margaret said...

you ok? been a while since you posted....

Heidi said...

Sounds great. I think I'll be trying this or one similar too, with a baby due any day I'm sure my showers will need all the help they can get!!!!!

HowToMe said...

Nice idea :-)

(MIFS)

Anonymous said...

I have used this mixture in the automated machine that came with the scrubbing bubbles cleaner. I just refill it and push the button.

Anonymous said...

did it work for you?

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seventh sister said...

I don't think that using hydrogen pyroxide does any good because once it gets air or water (which contain oxygen molecules) mixed in with it, it loses its ability to work. I think that is because it binds to the oxygen molecules and becomes other elements. The key ingredient is the diswasher drying ingredient which supplies a sheeting action and does not let soap scum stick to the surface of the shower surround.

mikemaria96 said...

Looking for an update! Want to try this spray and am wondering how it works... are you happy with it?
- Maria