best shower cleaner

I was in need of the best shower cleaner to keep my shower clean. Desperate need.

You see, I kept forgetting to clean it. I know, it’s gross and I realize the reason it got so gross because I kept forgetting about it.

You know that “out of sight, out of mind” thing happens daily… until I step inside it. And then I’m reminded all over again that I need to clean the shower.

But there’s simply no time. I scurry to finish my shower, get the kids fed and start schoolwork for them and blogging for me and I forget about it all over again.

That’s when I wished I had the best shower cleaner that was actually inside the shower to clean it while I was thinking about it.


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While this best shower cleaner recipe is not new and I’m not the first to share it, I have tweaked it because I love essentials oils and their antibacterial cleaning benefits.

And you’re especially going to love this version of the best shower cleaner ever because it’s super cheap to make.

Plus, I found a way to keep the whole thing inside the shower so you can clean the shower while you are in there, no need to remember to clean it later.

C’mon, that’s a double win for sure!

And, to top it off, this shower cleaner actually works great. It works on tile, plastic, and it’ll even work on your glass shower doors without leaving behind spots and streaks.

So wouldn’t you like to make this best shower cleaner for just pennies? Of course, you would!

Gather your supplies and let’s get cleaning!

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Ingredients & Supplies:

For this best shower cleaner recipe, you will need:

  • 1/4 Cup Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Dawn Dish Soap
  • Dish Scrubber Wand (found at the Dollar Store)
  • 5 Drops Lemon Essential Oil (price varies) (I use the Young Living brand because of their purity promise)
  • 5 Drops Thieves Essential Oil (price varies) (I use the Young Living brand because of their purity promise)

You can find these dish scrubber wands at any store, but they are only $1 at your local dollar store. Plus the dollar store usually carries a 2 pack of refill heads for just a $1 also, which is great because you will need to replace them from time to time so you can continue using this best shower cleaner.

Although this best shower cleaner recipe contains citrus essentials oils, I don’t worry about it eating through the plastic of the dish scrubber wand. I don’t think 5 drops mixed with the other ingredients is potent enough to eat through the plastic of this wand. I’ve never had it happen to me, however, since they are only a $1, they can be easily replaced if needed.

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To make this best shower cleaner, fill the dish wand halfway with about 1/4 cup of Dawn dishwashing liquid. You must add the Dawn first or the vinegar will run out of the wand.

Then, add about 1/4 cup of vinegar.

Add 5 drops of the essential oils last.

Shake wand to distribute soap, vinegar, and the oils.

Now it’s time to get cleaning!

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Clean Your Shower:

First, wet the sponge side of the wand and wet your shower down as well. Scrub down the entire shower including any glass you have with your scrubbing wand that has the best shower cleaner mixed inside.

Rinse everything well.

If your shower is extremely dirty, you may need a couple of times worth of scrubbing with the best shower cleaner to get it clean.

Once clean, use the best shower cleaner every couple of days to keep the shower clean. Refill the shower wand as needed.

Be sure to store the shower wand upright so your best shower cleaner will not leak out causing a slippery mess. I found a suction cup soap holder at the dollar store that works really well to hold it in the shower. At only $1 as well, you can’t beat it!

This best shower cleaner also works great to scrub down the sink too.

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How Much Does It Cost?

Total Cost = 28¢ per 1/2 cup liquid

Note: This does not cover the cost of the essentials oils or scrubbing wand.

As you can see, this best shower cleaner is a win-win for you and your budget! Compared to other store-bought cleaners that don’t work nearly as effective and cost way more per use, this is the best shower cleaner around!

Not only do I now remember to clean my shower every couple of days, but it actually stays clean now because I can quickly clean it while I’m in the shower.

Plus, this best shower cleaner is so easy and cheap to make, I no longer have to buy the pricey shower cleaner from the store.

That is a win-win-win!


YOUR TURN: Have you tried the best shower cleaner recipe before? Do you add essentials oils to it to fight more germs too? Let me know in the comments below!

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