Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dude your bathroom smells like salad...

In a moment of weakness, I succumbed to my consumeristic ways of old, and bought a Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner (I know... the shame). Never satisfied with how the detergent in the bottle worked, my big disappointment was you couldn't re-fill the bottle with your own cleaner. Disheartened but not down, I went to my workbench to see what I could do.

I took the bottle out of the shower cleaner, grabbed a pair if channel lock pliers and carefully forced the old cap off.
Then I refilled it with Vinegar, with a touch of essential oil (lavender) And now I have an automatic shower cleaner that Re-Fills with a more environmentally friendly cleaner. I am thinking a person could just fill a sprayer bottle with vineagar and spray after a shower, but hey I already bought the shower cleaner. Thus endeth my eco confession.


EcoCatLady said...

Ha! Great way to innovate.

Just in case you decide you don't like the smell of vinegar, you can always use citric acid or ascorbic acid (vitamin C). That's the route I went with my hair. Both come in powdered form so I end up with less plastic waste, plus neither smells.

Condo Blues said...

I did something similar with my automatic shower cleaner but the vinegar constantly dripped out of the bottle. I gave it up. A shame really because the vinegar worked better than their shower cleaner.