This is a quickie. Recipe first, then I’ll chit-chat for a minute.
Daily Sparkly Shower Spray
- 1/2 c. rubbing alcohol
- 1/2 c. hydrogen peroxide
- 25 drops (1/4 tsp.) peppermint essential oil
- 2 tsp liquid castille soap (optional)
- spray bottle
Mix everything together in your spray bottle. Shake well. Shake well before spraying all over your shower, daily, after you’ve finished bathing.
My sister asked me to make her some bathroom cleaner, but somehow we ended up doing a daily shower spray. After doing some research and trying one (highly failed) recipe*, we ended up with this.
It’s fresh, easy, and you don’t even have to use the castille if you don’t have any (I just wanted a little extra clear cleaning power).
Her caveats: She did not want it to smell like vinegar. She had tried a straight vinegar shower spray, and felt like it left her bathroom smelling all vinegar funky. She wanted something clean and freshly scented, and peppermint oil adds the fresh smell, extra antibacterial support, and sparkly cleaning power.
She’s used it twice now, and claims to love it. As I was making it, the peppermint smell was pretty pungent, but apparently it has mellowed a LOT. You could add more, if you really like the minty fresh scent.
Interestingly, this morning when I woke up (and I still have yet to have coffee, which is why I’m dull, boring, and probably about to snap at you, so don’t talk back, missy), I read this article at Care2: Do Household Cleaners Cause Breast Cancer?
A little prescient, no?
Now you know why you should do this.
I should go get coffee now. See you when I’m fun to be around.
*Don’t mix hydrogen peroxide and vinegar, unless you want your end result to be a weak, unstable concoction called peracetic acid. It sounds as if it’s not TERRIBLY dangerous, but it was questionable enough for me to scrap my first recipe and kick the vinegar out of the mix. Healthy and happy is what I’m going for here. Not unstable solutions that are prone to explode.
I’m unstable and explosive enough.
In craving coffee crunch!