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A Little Known Way to Conquer and Remove Soap Scum

A Little Known Way to Conquer Annoying Soap Scum

Is it just me, or does staring at soap scum in the shower annoy you too? There’s nothing less aggravating than taking a hot, steamy shower to reduce stress and then seeing a ring around the tub or scum on the shower walls staring back at you.

Soap scum happens when the ingredients in soap react with minerals in water and cling to surfaces. And if you are unfortunate like me and have hard water – it will only be worse.

On top of that, soap scum isn’t just leftover soap and minerals. It is also combined with dirt, grime, bacteria, body oils, and sloughed-off skin cells. Eew… When soap scum builds up in between cleanings, it hardens.  And the longer the delay between cleaning the more it builds up turning to almost concrete, making it very difficult to remove.

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DIY Daily Shower Spray Green Cleaning Recipe, No Scrubbing Required

Save time and money by making a natural daily shower spray a part of your daily cleaning routine. Just a few quick sprays every day after showering can keep mold, mildew, and soap scum away.

Plus, the fresh scent of tea tree essential oil leaves your shower smelling clean. Yeah, that’s a win! Use this vinegar-free green cleaning recipe to fight soap scum on fiberglass, tile, marble, natural stone, and glass showers.

DIY Daily Shower Spray Green Cleaning Recipe Ingredients

DIY Daily Shower Spray Ingredients

1/4 cup vodka

3/4 cup distilled water

10 drops tea tree essential oil

1 spray bottle, amber 8 ounce

How to Make DIY Daily Shower Spray

Using a funnel pour distilled water into a spray bottle, followed by vodka. Then remove the funnel and add tea tree essential oil. Place the nozzle on the bottle and shake to combine ingredients. Yields: 8 ounces

How to Remove Soap Scum Easily

Use this DIY daily shower spray in the shower or bathtub following use. Spray lightly to clean and disinfect surfaces, while preventing the buildup of soap scum. If you need to start with a deep clean use my recipe for bath and shower scrub. It works wonders and I like to use it bi-weekly to really keep the soap scum away!!

P.S. If you’re working on green living goals this year too, grab a printable goal tracking sheet in the Simple Living Library.

A Little Known Way to Conquer Annoying Soap Scum / Daily Shower Spray Green Cleaning RecipeIsn’t it wonderful when you discover something that only takes a few seconds, can shave off a load from your weekly cleaning routine? Speaking of time-savers, don’t miss my 6 Cleaners to Stop Buying and Start Making!

Not ready to make your own cleaners? Then grab a free 5 piece Mrs. Meyer’s natural cleaning kit from the Grove Collaborative.


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I am definitely going to try this at home. I have tried to find a homemade spray I like for the shower, but nothing does the tough job we need 🙂 This one is great — and I love your bottle label — so cute!

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Thank you Amanda, love making cute labels for all my DIYS. We use this shower spray with success along with the shower scrub mentioned once a week, or sometimes once a every two weeks 😉

  2. Christina Nunn says:

    I missed a section under Soap Making, How Do You Package DIY Soap?
    How do search on your website to location this?

    1. lifenreflection says:

      Christina, you can find it here.

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