Nobody wants to shower in a washroom that has mold and other disgusting residue growing on the shower wall, right? Not only is the sight of this extremely repulsive and vomit inducing, but the prospect of scrubbing the layers of grime clean later isn’t that appealing either.
Unfortunately, your shower wall and surrounding surfaces are usually breeding grounds for fungi and other mold like organisms, because of their frequent contact with moisture. But fortunately for you, there’s actually something you can do to prevent the icky buildup.
This homemade shower cleaner will help keep your washroom cleaner for longer. It works to prevent soap scum, mold, and mildew from forming. All it takes are a few quick squirts of this liquid after every shower, and you’ll keep grime and mineral buildup at bay. While it won’t stop the buildup process completely, it will slow it down considerably, so you don’t have to carry out heavy duty cleanings as frequently as before.
This shower cleaner is a breeze to make and you probably already have all the ingredients needed. As someone who’s tried plenty of store bought cleaners meant to serve the same purpose, I’ve found that this recipe produces far better results. And the best part? You don’t even have to wipe or scrub after spraying the liquid!
However, note that this method only works to stop new mold and soap scum from forming. It won’t help if you’ve already got layers of built up grime. You’ll need to scrub that clean first before you can start using this method.
Here’s what you’ll need to make
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 1 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
- 1 teaspoon liquid dish soap
- Optional: 5 drops essential oils
Mix all the ingredients together in a spray bottle, and ta-da! You have your extremely effective shower cleaner ready.
All you have to do now is spray the concoction on your shower walls and surrounding areas after each shower, and you’ll soon notice a significant reduction in the mold and scum situation.
Pro Tip: If the lingering smell of vinegar bothers you or your family members, you can always add your favorite essential oils to the spray to mask the stench. You could try using melaleuca or, as it’s more commonly known, tea tree oil because it throws in an extra dose of antibacterial action to your mixture. Lemon’s another great option, as it helps fight grease and grime. The added bonus of using essential oils? Your washroom ends up smelling amazing!