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Make your own Shower Cleaner

I have found several suggestions for solutions that may be used in place of the shower cleaning products typically on the market. These are the products that you spray daily after using the shower, and which claim to keep the shower clean. I have found that these products do keep the shower cleaner, but there are still often parts of the shower that build up grime and still require more traditional scrubbing. In any event, I have found that variations of the solutions described below have a similar effect and are much less expensive. Some people may have allergies to tea tree oil, so caution is warranted.
  • 1 Litre Distilled Water (aproximately 34 oz)
  • 3 ml Tea Tree Oil (approx 2/3 teaspoon)
  • 15 ml Jet Dry or similar dishwashing rinse agent (approx 1 TBsp)

The Jet dry allows the solution to slide down the walls rather than beading up. The tea tree oil is a very powerful anti-fungal agent. I have seen a variation of the above with the addition of 3 oz. of Household Bleach, but I am not sure if the bleach will reduce the effectiveness of the tea tree oil. In any event, you need to be careful when mixing anything with bleach to make sure that it is not mixed with ammonia. It also is strong and can burn if not diluted sufficiently. For this reason, and the environmental effect it has, I suggest leaving out the bleach. Make sure your bottle is labeled so that you don't forget what is in it.