DIY Shower Cleaning Spray

We decided shortly after having Ella that we didn't want to use our normal concoction of chemicals to clean our home. I have always tried to stick to more natural cleaning solutions, but have stuck to the heavy duty stuff for our bathroom. One of the areas of our bathroom that is the hardest to clean is our shower... There's limited air circulation in there and it can get funky in there. After a bit of research, I started making my own homemade shower/bathroom spray. We have found a homemade cleaning spray to be just as, if not more effective than the shower sprays from the store. Obviously when you're dealing with ANY chemicals, including rubbing alcohol and even dish soap, you want to keep your child away from these things. Always be safe when making, storing and using this product.

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  • 1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
  • 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
  • Few drops of liquid dish soap
  • 2+ cups warm/hot water 
1. Using a funnel and a clean empty spray bottle (16+ ounces) add the rubbing alcohol, hydrogen peroxide and dish soap. 
2. Slowly add hot water to the bottle. If the bottle allows for more room, add more water to fill up the bottle. 
3. Gently rock the bottle back and forth to allow the ingredients to mix. Let cool and then it's ready for use!

We purchased these glass bottles to store our homemade shower spray. Hydrogen peroxide breaks down when it is exposed to light (hence the dark containers it comes in) so we thought these brown spray bottles would work best. We store them under our bathroom sink and out of any sunlight. I love these bottles and thought a 2 pack for under 10$ was a great deal. I use one bottle for our homemade shower spray and another bottle for our kitchen spray. I will share the kitchen spray with you all later but it's a bit lighter and smells much nicer!

When I am making my spray, sometimes I will add a few drops of lemon essential oil to the bottle to give it a nicer scent. 

I found this lemon essential oil on Amazon for really cheap. It smells really nice! I also use this oil when I am washing my hands after cutting up garlic or onions. Using a drop of this with hot water before using soap is the only thing I have found that gets the onion scent out of my fingers!

I go through phases with favorite smells, but I think lemon might be my favorite right now! I would love to hear back from you if you have more natural cleaning solutions. I am always looking to use less chemicals when we can :)

Happy cleaning!

-Ashley & Ella xoxo 

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