DIY Daily Shower Cleaner

diy daily shower spray

It’s kind of a bad combo…

Not only does our poor shower have to deal with the normal grime that comes as a result of farm life, but we also have super-duper hard water…

And let’s be honest–scrubbing down the shower on a regular basis isn’t real high on my priority list right now.

So what happens?

You guessed it– things get scummy really quickly. And when I say scummy, I’m talkin’ about a build up of dingy grime that’s thick enough to scrape off with your fingernail.

Um, yuck.

Thankfully, my Homemade Scum Buster Bar is a lifesaver–and it takes a lot of the elbow grease out of the shower cleaning process.

The problem is that you need to actually use it in order for it to work, and I’ll admit that I don’t pull it out of the cabinet as frequently as I should.

So, that’s where this nifty DIY Shower Cleaner Spray comes into play!

I mixed up this concoction to help keep things slightly less-scummy between cleanings. And so far? It seems to be working!

DIY Daily Shower Cleaner Spray


daily shower spray recipe

Mix all the ingredients together in a quart-sized spray bottle.

Shake well, and spray onto shower surfaces every day after use.


  • Remember–this is designed as a maintenance spray, so I would suggest starting with a clean shower first. It won’t remove built-on grime by itself, it’ll just slow down the process.
  • Want to try a fun shower cleaning technique? My DIY Scum Buster bar is a favorite at my house!
  • You can totally use other essential oils if you like. I chose lemon because it is excellent for removing grease and grime, and I chose melaleuca because it’s antibacterial and antifungal.

springcleaningMy handy-dandy DIY Daily Shower Cleaner is a part of a HUGE essential oil spring cleaning event that my essential oil team (Empowered Health) is putting on this week! We have a ton of different cleaning ideas, and lots of brilliant bloggers participating–visit these blogs for spring cleaning tips using essential oils–all week long!

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  1. says

    I really like this idea! Easy enough to get my guys to use, and safe for my cats if they walk around in the shower after it is used. I always try to stay away from toxic chemicals in case they get a little on their paws.

  2. Heather says

    Can you tell me the purpose of the rubbing alcohol? We do not keep it in the house because of it’s list of risks, according to Ellen Sandbeck’s “Organic Housekeeping”.

  3. Judith says

    Please be carefull with using vinegar on a regular basis IFF you have silicon as a way to have your shower waterthighted. Your will need to replace the silicon more often as the vinegar wil slowly dissolve your silicon and your shower will be no longer waterproof.
    Great tip but keep this in mind. No worries if you replace the silicon every now and then.
    Greetings, Judith

  4. says

    Love this Shower Spray. I like the scent of Lemon and Melaleuca essential oils together. Thanks for sharing this!

  5. says

    Great idea Jill…We have hard water here which leaves the glass in our shower always spotted. I never thought about creating a spray with our Essential Oils that we could use daily. Thanks for the tip!

  6. Annie says

    Do you keep this in a plastic spray bottle? I thought you were supposed to keep lemon oil in glass since it eats away at plastic…am I wrong?

    • says

      Since my cleaning solutions are so dilution, I do keep them in plastic bottles on occasion. However, I never, never keep EOs in plastic containers if I plan on consuming the mixture.

  7. Pamela says

    The alcohol additive helps kill germs and helps for a less spotty, quicker dry time.