Saturday, August 6, 2011

Showers get dirty too

Our shower curtain liner has been one of my cleaning frustrations for a long time. When I asked my in-laws how they kept theirs so clean, they said they just replaced it. So I've resigned myself to replacing it with more frequency than I have done in the past.

I stocked up on a few PEVA shower curtain liners. Traditional vinyl shower curtains give off toxic gases and release toxins that affect developing hormones. Since bath time is the favorite time of day for our little guy, I couldn't continue to let him inhale the harmful scent of vinyl.

I also thought perhaps I could prolong throwing the mildewed curtain out by spraying a cleaner on it every day. I made a homemade brew that I hope will make frequent scrubbing of soap scum unnecessary. Since I didn't have any hydrogen peroxide, I improvised. Here's what I came up with:

1 c. water
1/4 c. rubbing alcohol
6 drops Seventh Generation dish soap
4 drops tea tree oil


  1. Have you ever thought about buying a hotel style shower curtain liner - they are washable!

  2. I did have a cloth liner, but it mildewed and molded and it wouldn't wash out, just like all the others. Did you have success with it?



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