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Showers are an area of the home that can go downhill fast! Soap scum, grout stains, and water spots can leave you feeling like you’re dirtier when you get out of the shower than before you got in! Dirt has to go, but no one wants to or should use harsh chemicals to get that sparkle back. My Homemade Shower Cleaner With Essential Oils and OxyBoost uses stain-fighting enzymes to deep clean and erase stains. You’ll feel like you have a new shower!

Table of Contents: 

  1. 3 Toxins in Shower Cleaners
  2. Our Favorite Ingredients 
  3. Make Homemade Shower Cleaner

3 Toxins in Shower Cleaners

It would take all day to share every toxin in store-bought shower cleaners, but I wanted to highlight three of the top offenders. Caution: The information below will blow your mind!


Triclosan is a major endocrine disrupter that affects the thyroid and reproductive organs and interferes with estrogen production. (1) Companies add this chemical because it’s antibacterial and can kill harmful germs. However, studies have shown that using triclosan and other harsh antibacterial agents gives consumers more of a placebo effect if anything. (2) You can get the job done without using harsh chemicals!

Synthetic Fragrance

Synthetic fragrances are a general label that can contain any combination of 4000 toxins. These fragrances have been linked to migraines, contact dermatitis, and more. Unfortunately, you’re not likely to find what fragrance ingredients are in your shower cleaner because of the FDA’s Fair Packaging and Labeling Act. (3)

Bathrooms are generally very tight, enclosed spaces, so the fumes have nowhere to go except into your system. Essential oils can create a lovely fragrance in any product, and they are toxin-free!

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

This chemical gives products volume and can also create suds. But, contrary to popular belief, more suds does not mean the product is superior!

Even if you use gloves while cleaning, SLS can give lousy skin reactions, ranging from a minor rash to severe eczema. It can also cause harm to the eyes. In fact, SLS is used to induce eye discomfort in eyedrop tests! (4)

Our Favorite Ingredients

As you read above, most shower cleaners are packed full of disgusting chemicals that get the shower clean but wreak havoc on your body. Unfortunately, this is an issue that affects anyone who uses the bathroom! These chemicals can be absorbed into your skin and inhaled long after you’ve finished cleaning.

The ingredients in my shower cleaner are safe and all-natural. They’re safe for the environment and can even be used with rural septic systems. Bonus: I don’t choke when I’m cleaning!

With a DIY like this, you’re worry-free! Many shower cleaners use fundamental ingredients, but my version includes many unique elements to make it outstanding.

I’m sure many oxy cleaners are out there, but I’m partial to the OxyBoost Brightener and Enzyme Stain Remover from TrulyFree. This fantastic company works hard to provide us with natural, safe products. Dr. Z and I love them so much that we’ve partnered with them to give you a fantastic welcome offer. Check them out here!

Of course, any great DIY includes essential oils, so we’ve chosen lemon for this recipe. Lemon is a fantastic deodorizer, and it can help remove stains and brighten surfaces. Plus, it has an uplifting smell that is sure to boost your mood! If you’d like, you can also use a few drops of tea tree essential oil. This EO is a beautiful addition that can help fight mold.

Make Homemade Shower Cleaner

In just a few minutes, you’ll have a homemade shower cleaner that will detoxify and deodorize.

Homemade Shower Cleaner
  1. In a small bowl, mix the OxyBoost, Enzyme Stain Remover, water, and lemon essential oil until smooth.
  2. To use, dip your favorite scrubbing tool in the mixture and get to work!
*You can also use tea tree essential oil to help fight fungus-like mold! Simply add three drops to this recipe, or entirely replace the lemon if you’d like.

For extra germ-fighting power, you can replace the lemon EO with our Immune Boost Blend. To make a bottle, mix equal parts Cinnamon Bark, Clove Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Orange, and Lemon essential oil.

Step One: Combine Ingredients

Mix the OxyBoost Brightener, Enzyme Stain Remover, water, and lemon essential oil in a small glass bowl or measuring cup.

Step Two: Clean Your Shower

To use, put a little on your favorite scrubbing tool and get cleaning! Enjoy your sparkling clean shower.

Want More Healthy Home Hacks?

As you walk through your home, you’ll notice there are so many opportunities to replace toxic chemicals with better alternatives. The best part is that these DIY products work just as well as their storebought counterparts! If you are ready to take control of your home and start taking steps toward creating a toxic-free haven, Dr. Z and I have put together a fantastic home tour that will help you get started.

Our Toxic-Free Healthy Home Makeover gives you a room-by-room tour look into our home. You’ll get all of my best tips, tricks, and product recommendations. Together, we will find places where you can make simple and sustainable changes to get your family on the road to a healthier life.

Sometimes you need a practical, visual guide to toxin-free living, and that’s just what this class does! You’ll get an inside look into my kitchen (where the magic happens!), pantry, laundry room, bathroom, and even garden. Plus, I’ll load you up with shopping lists, checklists, and a complete guide for each area in your home to help you start living your best, healthiest life possible.




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