This Dawn and vinegar homemade bath and shower cleaner is fantastic. The recipe has been floating around the web, so I had to give it a try for myself!

I couldn’t be more thrilled to have found an inexpensive, powerful homemade bathroom cleaner. Once again, vinegar proves to be a great household cleaner and you can even mix vinegar with baking soda for a great way to unclog a drain.

There are many other excellent recipes on Skip to My Lou for various homemade cleaners, including a DIY Make Up Brush Cleaner Recipe, DIY Household Cleaners, and Homemade Stainless Steel Cleaner.

DIY Tub and Shower Cleaner from skip to my lou
Two ingredients are all you need for this bath and shower cleaner.

Homemade Bath and Shower Cleaner Recipe

You probably have the ingredients already at your house.

  1. Dawn Dishwashing Liquid
  2. White Vinegar
  3. Spray bottle with tight fitting lid
  4. Measuring Cups

Homemade Shower Cleaner Instructions

No need to use bleach, just equal parts Dawn Dish Soap and vinegar does the trick!

  1. Measure out equal parts of Original Blue Dawn dishwashing detergent and white vinegar.
  2. Heat vinegar for a couple of minutes in the microwave or on a cooktop until the vinegar is hot.
  3. Carefully pour vinegar into a spray bottle.
  4. Add in Dawn dishwashing detergent and shake to mix.

Ways to Use This Homemade Cleaner

This Dawn & vinegar cleaner will cut through soap scum, clean sinks, glass shower doors, and also the toilet bowl. Just spritz it on, scrub, and rinse. For tough soap scum build-up, spray the mixture on and allow it to sit for about 30 minutes. Scrub and rinse.

Do be careful, it does make a lot of bubbles, so the tub might be slippery. If there are too many bubbles, adjust the ratio by mixing two parts vinegar to one part Dawn. Salt will also dissolve the bubbles.

There’s More

Don’t stop with a clean shower, grab your kitchen sponge and wipe down any grease or grime you see on your cooktop, counters, and appliances!

You will be amazed by this bottle of blue magic! 

homemade bathroom cleaner

If you like this cleaner, you might like this DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe.

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  1. Sarah, look for a dish soap that mentions the ability to cut grease. That is one of the benefits of Dawn.

  2. Hi,
    I live in Turkey and we dont have Dawn here unfortunately. Can I use another dish soap?

    Also, will the hot vinegar melt the spray bottle?

  3. Hello Mary, the recipe doesn’t call for baking soda. Yes, vinegar and baking soda do cause a reaction. You can pour baking soda and vinegar down a drain to unclog but this cleaner only has detergent and vinegar.

  4. When I added baking soda to vinegar, and dish detergent, it went to spewing everywhere. I probably won’t have any solution left when it stops

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