Friday, February 19, 2010

Homemade Automatic Shower Cleaner


I love my Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner!! I don't love the cost of refills. I found a recipe for Homemade Automatic Shower Cleaner. This recipe seems to be working very well in our Automatic Shower Cleaners. It smells just like the refills you buy at the store. The color is blue because of the Dishwasher Rinse Aid and Dawn Dish Soap.



Here is what you will need:
  • Empty Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Bottle
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Dishwasher Rinse Aid
  • Dish Soap
  • Water
First, remove the cap from the bottle. This is a little tricky and requires a small pair of plyers. Place the plyers around the cap of the bottle and gently squeeze and twist the cap off. Add 1/2 cup Hydrogen Peroxide, 1/2 cup Rubbing Alcohol, 6-8 drops Dish Soap and 2 tablespoons Dishwasher Rinse Aid to the bottle. Fill the bottle with water. Replace the cap (it just twists back on) and gently shake. It is now ready to use!

17 comments:

  1. Thank you Amy for this "recipe"! I'm with you, I love my Scrubbing Bubbles shower cleaner and absolutely love the smell of the scrubbing bubble refills, but hate the price tag that comes with it! And I have all the ingredients for this do-it-yourselfer! Yay!

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  2. That is the best part of this recipe! It is all products that you probably already have in your house.

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  3. That is cool! I have not purchased one of those automatic shower cleaners b/c I knew I wouldn't want to keep up with the refills. Now I'll keep my eye out for a deal on one!

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  4. Thanks! I tried another scary recipe that didn't work so well.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this great recipe! I was able to stock up when I found them on clearance for 2.00 and I had some $2/2 coupons, but I will try this for sure when those are gone. I love frugal cleaning hacks!

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  6. Great idea. This was why I've never bought that machine. Clever!

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  7. Awesome! I'll try this! You could even just use this in a spray bottle too (although it defeats the purpose of it being "automatic" in that event...)

    Thanks!

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  8. What a great idea! I linked your FF post to my own. Stop by anytime! Enjoy your weekend.

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  9. Cool! I hadnt bought one of the systems because I didnt want to have to buy the refills too. I will def try this... after I find the system dirt cheap again! lol

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  10. I made the mistake of buying one of these without checking the price of the refills. The refills sell for around $4.00 each (YIKES!). There are coupons sometimes but not really good ones. I didn't want to give up the convenience of the shower cleaner, so we started using them 3-4 times a week. Now that I have the refill recipe we use them everyday! The cost is less than $.50 to refill the bottle with this recipe and I think it works just as well if not better than the store bought stuff!!

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  11. That is an AWESOME recipe. I have one rinse I got free, and another coupon for free rinse. So this is great because I will use it as regular shower cleaner!
    Thanks!

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  12. Wow, thanks so much for sharing this!

    I love finding out new things from my fellow bloggers especially when it can save me some money.

    :)

    Stop by and see me over at Free 2 Be Frugal sometime.

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  13. Great! It reminds me of this foaming hand soap recipe I saw recently. http://tipsfromamomof3.blogspot.com/2010/02/thrifty-tips-foaming-hand-soap.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TipsFromAMomOf3+%28Tips+From+A+Mom+of+3%29
    I want to try both!

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  14. Finally I am trying this! I have been saving my empty bottle for so long!

    I found a secret to open the bottles easier - just boil a few inches of water, hold the lid under the boiling water for about 30 seconds and then the lid pops right off! EASY!!

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  15. Just did this. Didn't have any dishwasher rinse aid so I used white vinegar (as I have read you can use that in place of rinse aid in the dishwasher). Not really out much if it doesn't work!

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  16. Nicole,
    That is a really good idea to use white vinegar & it makes this recipe even cheaper. Thanks for the great tip!

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