When it comes to the products you clean your shower with, it’s just as important to consider possible environmental toxins. While you might only think of dish soap or laundry detergent as coming into direct contact with your skin, hot showers can expose you to plenty of toxins if you’re cleaning with conventional products.
Your epidermis, or skin, is the largest organ in your body, and in hot showers, your pores open up. If you’ve been cleaning with harsh toxins, they could be dissipating through the air and being absorbed directly into your skin. And you thought you were getting clean in the shower!
The downside of not using toxic products is that mold, mildew, and soap scum can build up in your shower or bath fast. Harmful bleach and other chemicals can certainly keep this grime under control, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the same ease and cleanliness with natural, homemade solutions!
This incredibly simple and totally non-toxic daily shower spray is ideal for keeping your shower fresh, clean, and totally green.
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dish soap
- 20 drops essential oil of choice (optional)
- Combine the water and dish soap in a large, non-metal bowl, until the soap is completely dissolved.
- Add the remaining ingredients and stir until completely blended.
- Pour into a clean spray bottle, and keep in your shower.
To use, simply spray down your shower after each use. Try to coat all the walls and the corners evenly.
That’s it! This will prevent soap scum build-up, mold, and mildew, and make weekly shower scrubbing a breeze.
The world is full of harmful, toxic solutions to everyday problems, and it can be so easy to get enticed by products with promises like never having to clean your shower! Fortunately, there’s always a natural solution, and this easy, painless shower spray works just as well as the commercial alternatives. Enjoy!
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