Make Your Own Shower Spray

Cor sometimes I feel like all I ever blog about is vinegar but honestly if you want to save your cash it really is a wonder product when it comes to cleaning (and lots of other things for that matter). You don’t have to be married, a homeowner or even someone who particularly cares about the cleanliness of their home to be a bit freaked out at the disgusting orange gunk which can build up between tiles in your shower if you don’t clean thoroughly. High street cleaners can cost a small fortune and personally I’d rather use something a little cheaper so I can spend my savings in the pub.

As with most of my other cleaning recipes you’re going to need a spray bottle and some vinegar for starters.

making shower cleaner

Homemade Shower Cleaner

What you will need
– A spray bottle
– White distilled vinegar
– Mild washing up liquid
– Salt

– Half fill the spray bottle with white vinegar.
– Fill the bottle up a further 1/4 with washing up liquid.
– Add 1tbsp of salt.
– Shake it (and what your mama gave you). – Shake before every use.

This cleaner is great you can pretty much spray and leave it to get on with it. I tend to spray this on the the shower fittings, screen and tiles when I get out then go about rubbing in body lotion, putting on deodorant etc. before rinsing off quickly with the shower hose. My homemade multi-purpose cleaning spray also works really well for the job but at the moment I’m just preferring this one because our shower is being abused due to Mr Thrifty’s summer sports commitments.

If you have a particularly grubby shower door or screen I recommend using the following method (however please don’t use this on gold or brass taps)

Take a scrubbing brush and sprinkle the bristles with bicarbonate of soda. Spray the above homemade shower spray on to the screen or door, leave for 30 seconds before running the scrubbing brush lightly over the surface. Work into a light foam, leave for around 15 minutes then rinse with the shower hose. You can use this on tiles or baths but it is very important that you rinse it off after 2 minutes.

This is the Wednesday task from #DHWP – you can read more here.


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  1. I love all of your house cleaning/organising tips, as a young 22 year old who has just moved into her first house they are VERY useful :)

    Thank you for being my cleaning/organising guide whilst also making me giggle.


  2. Does it not make the place pong of vinegar?

  3. vinegar is possibly the best thing ever…my nan had a book 100 uses for vinegar…. one of them was not on chips though which i think is the best use….
    for the shower door id also suggest doing it how i clean normal glass … windows and stuff.. vinegar ordinary on your dindins vinegar will do but the important bit is do the elbow grease bit with newspaper! Works really well! 😀 x

  4. This is such a useful post!! I realy need that! thanks for sharing xx

  5. Very useful… will it tackle limescale? I guess with the vinegar it will! :)

    • Yes! It might need to be left for a while the first time to budge the old stuff but if you are regular with it then I find there’s no limescale at all.

  6. You have some really great ideas! .. Definitely will be trying this ! :)

    Claudia X

  7. When you rinse off, remove all surplus water with a squeegee. It makes a phenomenal difference – I had heard this tip years ago, and regret it took me about 10 years to get round to trying it. Now my shower sparkles!

    blessings x

  8. I followed one of your earlier suggestions of half vinegar/half water in a spray bottle for spraying round after a shower. I’ve been using it for a while now, it seems to work but the smell is horrible! Any suggestions for improving it?? :)

  9. I have just shown this post to my Mum and my mum has just made it :)
    Love Coco x x x

  10. Oooh, I’m going to try the shower screen tip, mine is awful and nothing I do seems to get it up nice!

  11. Will just rinsing off work? I need to use it on a shower curtain which is on a ridiculously high rail. Stupid shortness.

  12. (second comment on your blog of the day!) Vinegar is the most useful thing in my house, I managed to get rid of a load of limescale from the sink the other day with it. Happy cleaning times indeed! x

  13. Great cheap cleaning tip :) xxx

  14. A very late comment but I just made this and used it to clean the whole bathroom with – it worked an absolute treat, and I feel much better using this than something expensive and very chemical. Thanks so much – I’m also going to make the multi-purpose spray, just need another bottle of vinegar. x

  15. Leslie-Anne Kisting says:

    Can I also use brown vinegar?

    • A Thrifty Mrs says:

      It shouldn’t be an issue but the smell may be stronger and obviously when you spray it will come out brown which you’ll need to rinse away.

  16. Could you tell me how does the salt help?

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