DIY Shower Cleaner

DIY Shower Cleaner
DIY Shower Cleaner
I’ve been seeing a lot of recipes for DIY cleaners. The recipes are simple, but they always leave me wondering “do they actually work?”.

SO I decided I’d give one a try – DIY Shower Cleaner. Not only did I already have everything for it already at the house, it was something I needed!

For the past few years I’ve been using one of those shower spray systems. You push the button and walk away. It looks like it’s working, it seems to be working. But no matter what I do the soap scum seems to build up. I’ve used name brand cleaners – and nothing seemed to work.

DIY Shower Cleaner

But when I took the picture this morning – it shocked me how bad it was. I cleaned last week and it doesn’t seem that bad when you’re in the shower with any direct lighting.  It was worth a shot, right? It surely can’t get worse! This was my first venture into homemade cleaners, and I’m happy with how this turned out!
What you need:

  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Dawn Dish soap
  • 1 Spray bottle

What you do:

  1. Heat your 1 cup of vinegar in the microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  2. Pour your dish soap (about half of a small bottle) into the spray bottle.
  3. Add in the hot vinegar carefully. Shake gently.
  4. Spray on the tub and walls and let sit for 2 hours.
  5. Scrub gently with a sponge and rinse well.

You will be amazed at the difference. Just know that it is a vinegar based cleaner so you will notice the smell as it works. It reminded me of a mixture of fresh paint and pickles – but it’s well worth dealing with for a couple hours to see the difference!

Our tub isn’t perfect yet – but after one time using this cleaner the difference is amazing. I think I’ll be doing this again next week to see if I can get the rest of the crud off!


  1. I’ve been a bleach fanatic my whole life. I’ve used bleach to clean everything, because that’s what my mother always did. Lately, I’ve been looking for alternatives. I stumbled across this and figured “why not?” I already have the ingredients. Oh my goodness! I’ll never use anything else! The bottom of my tub is textured and with bleach, I would have to scrub and scrub and scrub to get it clean. With this, there was almost no scrubbing! The dirt that was buried in my textured tub that never quite came out with the bleach, despite my effort, just melted away. Thank you so much for the tip!


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