Great shower cleaner recipe

bathroom tub cleaner without chemicals

How to make your own shower cleaner recipe!

Okay I know many people think I’m weird. As I live this life I try to get as many chemicals as possible out of my house. It’s just what I do. I find the old cleaning recipes better for the environment and great to use. They’re also easy on the pocketbook too. I found this recipe on Pinterest somewhere and wrote it down months ago. Isn’t it great the amount of procrastination one can do when it relates to cleaning. I finally cleaned my nasty tub and it worked fabulous.  What? My tub is always sparkling and shiny. My nose is growing. It’s nasty and gross. Not anymore!

shower cleaner recipe


At this point my house is 28 years old and so is the tub. The only thing that was working for me when I cleaned the tub was the magic eraser. This homemade tub cleaner worked fabulously! It cleaned  my tub without hardly any scrubbing. You have to try this. Check out my pics and the recipe.

Here’s my amazing shower cleaner recipe

Bathtub cleaner
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Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
4 min
Prep Time
2 min
Cook Time
2 min
Total Time
4 min
  1. dawn blue dishwashing detergent
  2. vinegar
  1. Put 2 cups of vinegar into the microwave and heat for 2 minutes. Add to spray bottle with a cup of blue dawn. Voila! Perfect bathroom cleaner. Spray on tub. Wait 20 minutes use scrubber and scrub off or wipe away. Beautiful and clean!
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The miracle tub cleaner….ahhhhhhhhhhh. And how easy is that recipe.

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  1. I love how easy that is to make and it sounds wonderful! I like homemade things like this better than store bought ones.

  2. yumeating says:

    I plan to buy dawn the next trip. It seem to work on a lot of things. LIke you, I live in a very old house with a very old tub. It’s pink and we used that paint stuff to paint over it. Within the last year or two that has started to peal. I think mostly because we have hard well water and I have to use nasty chemicals to remove the stains. I have to be careful about what I can use or I will get sick and full of hives. The plain vinegar, baking soda and water method didn’t work for me.

  3. Sounds great,thanks for this i will have to try this,I much prefer if i can keep chemicals out of the house.

  4. TerriAnn @ Cookies & Clogs says:

    Man, vinegar can do everything! We always use a chemical cleaner with bleach and, even with scrubbing, doesn’t get everything clean. I’ll have to try this!

  5. Thank you for this! OUr shower could use a little TLC.

  6. Liz Mays says:

    It worked unbelievably well! I’m going to try that technique for sure. What I’m currently using works super well, but the fumes are just horrendous so I know it can’t be good for me.

  7. I love Dawn and vinegar for a lot of things. Good recipe.

  8. Jessica (@ToodiesMomma) says:

    I have been loving homemade cleaners lately, Truth be told they actually work 10x better than what you buy at the store anyways.

  9. I need to try this because my house is around the same age as you! Thank you for the idea.

  10. Krystal's Kitsch says:

    Homemade soaps are so cool! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  11. Jenni E. {Sweet Pennies from Heaven} says:

    Love easy peasy things like this that work so much better and are so much cheaper!!! I have a few favorite homemade cleaner recipes of my own but have been looking for a good shower cleaner!

  12. Carly Anderson (@lipglosscrayons) says:

    Ohhhhhhh awesome! Way less expensive than store bought cleanser!

  13. Ruthie says:

    How much blue dawn do you to 2 cups of vinegar?

  14. What a great way to clean the tub. I have those ingredients so I could make that right now.

  15. Debbie L. says:

    I am going to make this…my shower needs a good cleaning.

  16. mommadjane says:

    We love Dawn. I’ve always heard great things about using Vinegar to clean with. It also makes your mirrors sparkly clean with no streaks.

  17. I tried this recipe and it didn’t work that well for me. I have to use it in combination with chemical cleanre

  18. The Mommy-Files (@themommyfiles) says:

    I’ve never heard of this before! I love that you use dish soap and vinegar. That’s so creative.

  19. Sisters Saving Cents says:

    What an easy recipe! I jotted it down so I could give it a try also. Thanks for sharing!

  20. sippycupmom says:

    I must try this! I’m always looking for something simple.

  21. lisamc7 says:

    I never thought to make my own shower cleaner! I love easy and natural this recipe is!

  22. I don’t think you are weird at all! I’ve recently developed hives. I’m pretty sure it’s something in my home. I am allergic to dust and have super sensitive skin so I’m right there with you trying to find better, healthier ways to keep our home clean. Vinegar is always a go too (and baking soda!). I live by it. Will give your recipe a shot to see how it goes this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  23. casavilorainteriors says:

    I am learning to make a lot of things at home that a more natural and less harmful to the air quality

  24. dedezoomsalot900300623 says:

    Hey, I have both of these ingredients! Thanks a bunch; I pinned to save for later.

  25. ecavalla says:

    I hate cleaning, but this cleaner looks awesome! Next time I clean 🙂

  26. I was just looking at my shower yesterday and thinking how it needed a good clean! I will be trying this out!

  27. Nice and simple. I’ll have to try that on my shower too. Thanks!

  28. Jenn Mitchell (@comebackmomma) says:

    I have never heard of this combo. I’ll have to give it a try.

  29. thechitownchica says:

    Growing up we never had any chemicals in the house, mom used only natural cleaners. Need to get back to that.

  30. savoryexperiments says:

    I need to try this. Our shower is gross and I can’t seem to get it sparkling clean!

  31. I’m sure going to try it. We’ve got well water it’s hard to make it look clean, even when it’s sparkling clean.

  32. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says:

    I think blue Dawn might be magic. I swear, there isn’t much it can’t do!

  33. Ellen Christian (@ellenblogs) says:

    Wow that did do a great job! Thanks!

  34. Carly from The Puzzled Palate says:

    You are a brave lady! I don’t thing I could post a picture of our bathroom on my blog. Thank you for the simple “recipe” for cleaner!

  35. Christie says:

    Hmmm, dawn and vinegar, would never have thought of that combo! How does it smell?

  36. Thanks for the recipe. We have hard water and its hard to keep up with the stains.

  37. Theresa says:

    I use this recipe and it works really well! I don’t like to use nasty chemicals in the house either.

  38. Jenna Wood says:

    Interesting we us Dawn to spot treat stains on white t-shirts! I love that it is animal safe too!

  39. I’m beginning to think Dawn is magic! You can use that for ANYthing it seems!

  40. Danielle @ We Have It All says:

    Great idea, I never thought to mix vinegar with dawn. I use vinegar for cleaning but never mixed the two. Thanks for sharing.

  41. Ah this looks so easy to make that! What a great idea! I need a good cleaning of my tub soon- I’ll def try this!

  42. Gwendolyn M says:

    What a great simple recipe. I love Dawn dish soap for so many things.

  43. The Harried Mom says:

    It certainly did a great job. I like using more natural ingredients like vinegar in household cleaning products.

  44. Oh yes, I could totally use this. Thanks for sharing!

  45. Barbie's Beauty Bits says:

    Vinegar is awesome you can do so much stuff with it! I have a trick with this for the shower head!

  46. I really need to try this! I’m trying to rid my home of toxins too.

  47. I can’t wait to try this! Love the idea of not using harsh chemicals!

  48. April @ Everyday Fitness and Nutrition says:

    Sounds super easy! I have used vinegar and baking soda and it worked well too.

  49. Wow that really cleaned it! I’m going to have to use that recipe sometime 🙂

  50. I am definitely going to try this…. cleaning products are so expensive and I like to know what is in my products! 🙂

  51. Cynthia says:

    I’ve always hated cleaning the shower. This should help to make the job a lot easier. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.