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DIY Shower Spray Cleaner. This article explains how to make an easy but effective homemade shower spray cleaner.



I’m always looking for ways to simplify life.  One day I stumbled across ideas on how to make my own household cleaners, including a fantastically simple DIY shower spray cleaner.  I found this really awesome, because:


  1. I know exactly what I’m spraying around my house and family;
  2. homemade versions are dirt cheap, and;
  3. less stuff to haul home after grocery shopping.


Save money + reduce chemical exposures + less hauling = sign me up!!!


The first one I want to show you is the DIY shower cleaner spray.  I personally have used nothing but this cleaner for the last two years.  I spray it around the shower/tub/shower curtain after each shower or bath, and BAM, no more mildew and shower ickies.  It also works as a toilet bowl deodorizer (I spray it around the inside of the bowl and let it sit for a bit…that’s it).  This spray works better for me than name brand products did.



DIY Shower Spray Cleaner Materials:


DIY Shower Spray Cleaner Vinegar and Dishwasher Rinse Agent



Gather the ingredients.  You’ll need:

  *2 cups of white vinegar

  *2 or 3 squirts of a dishwasher rinse agent (such as Jet Dry or generic brand).  A bottle goes a long way!

  *spray bottle

  *measuring cup






DIY Shower Spray Cleaner Directions:


DIY Shower Spray Cleaner Directions Measure Vinegar





1. Pour two cups of vinegar into a spray bottle.  I reused an old Tilex Shower Spray bottle.








DIY Shower Spray Cleaner Directions Measure Dishwasher Rinse Agent





2.  Add two or three squirts of the rinse agent.  I used a generic brand, but I’ve also used a name brand in the past.  Both worked equally well.







DIY Shower Spray Cleaner All Natural Ready to Use





3. Fill the rest of the spray bottle up with tap water.  TA  DA!  You’re done!











Use this liberally after every shower (or after any time you wipe the shower down).  It’s so cheap to make, you don’t have to worry about using a lot.



DIY Shower Spray Cleaner Uses:


  • very effective DIY daily shower cleaner spray (but I don’t have to actually clean my shower very often now, and when I do, it’s usually just quick surface cleaning)
  • homemade shower mildew spray (I haven’t had any mildew since I started using this shower cleaner)
  • DIY toilet bowl deodorizer (spray it all over the inside of the toilet bowl and rim, and let it sit for a while…that’s it)
  • DIY toilet deodorizer – for the outside of the toilet and the floor around it
  • regular DIY toilet cleaner (mainly for the areas outside of the bowl, but it has done a good job with the bowl too)
  • DIY laminate floor cleaner (I haven’t tried this, but my mom swears by it)


Note: there will be a very brief vinegar smell in your bathroom when the spray is still wet.  Once it’s dry, the vinegar smell will vanish.  You could add a few drops of an essential oil (like citrus) if the (very short-lived) smell bothers you.


What DIY home cleaning tips and tricks do you use?  I’d love to hear about them in the comments below.


Stephanie  🙂


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  • Reply
    February 24, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Love this! I’ve started using a vinegar water mix on my floors since the kids came along. I’m totally gonna try it in the shower/stink bowl too.
    : )

  • Reply
    February 25, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Vinegar is a great cleaner, isn’t it? We use it on most of our floors too. It’s such a versatile cleaning agent. Please stop back and let me know how you make out with this recipe.
    Stephanie 🙂

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    March 4, 2016 at 7:11 pm

    Am going to try this out and will add a few drops of essential oils–thanks!

    • Reply
      March 4, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      You’re welcome! Let me know how it worked out for you and which essential oil you decide to use.

      Stephanie 🙂

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    April 1, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I used a version of this on my hardwood floors yesterday. Bucket of water, two glugs of vinegar and two squirts of dishwasher rinse agent. It worked very well as a cleaner and left no water marks when dry.

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      April 2, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks for the suggestion!!! I’m definitely going to try this next time I do my floors. I have laminate flooring, which always has water marks and streaks. Thanks!

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    April 23, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    Definitely going to try this thank you for sharing your tips, I too am going to add the essential oils for a nice smell. When you say spray it on the wall of the shower after each shower do i just spray or spray and wipe? Thanks.

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      April 25, 2016 at 10:01 am

      You’re welcome! I just spray it on the shower walls, tub, and shower curtain and leave it. No wiping needed.

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    Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood
    October 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    This is awesome! The shower is such a pain to clean. Thanks for sharing at Share the Wealth Sunday!

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      October 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      The shower is a pain to clean…but it takes two seconds if this spray is used after every shower. It’s a miracle in a bottle. 🙂

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