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

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.

DIY Tub 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 a couple of minutes in microwave or on cook top until 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 cook top, 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. For Laminate, linoleum, tile and hardwood use 1/3 c. water, 1/3c. white vinegar and 1/3 c. rubbing alcohol and a couple of drops of Dawn dish soap. Put it in a spray bottle. I love it. I used another brand cleaner with that same brand “mop” and it streaked and left a film on the floor. I love this cleaner!! Much less expensive too!!

  2. Gail Murphy-Dawn is the washing up liquid they use here, it’s on par with fairy liquid

  3. What can i use to clean my hardwood floor? I so tired to clean him, its always so stick when we walk! My sandals make a lot of noise e have a lot of fingertips. Thank you for the help and sorry for my english, its not very good.

  4. Hello! I don’t live in the US, so I don’t have Dawn available. Will any dishwasher do?

  5. I use 50/50 water and white vinegar. I dont heat up the vinegar. It works brilliant for everything – i dont buy any other cleaners. We also use it in the childcare centre I work at as its a great disinfectant without harsh fumes

  6. Hi Gail, it is a liquid dish soap for washing dishes in the kitchen. I hope this helps.

  7. Just the first time. However, I have made it many times and I often skip that step and it still works great.

  8. I use this all the time and am a discusting slob so had scale on my tub from soap etc. started using it and scale gone with just this and a washcloth after a few showers.

  9. Do you have to heat it up every time you use it? Or is that one time for vinegar?

  10. Paula, my shower, in fact our whole master bath suite is natural stone, slate, marble and granite. I use a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water to clean all of it. I have a big spray bottle that I put 1/3 alcohol and fill up the rest with water then shake well. It cleans and disinfects beautifully! I use that same mixture to clean our mirrors and toilets. Been using it for years and have had excellent results.

  11. Can anyone tell what is Dawn? I live in the United Kingdom and am not familiar with this product.
    Thanks in advance

  12. I use this recipe for shower buildup and dont need to srub off. Just let it sit for a couple minutes and everything rinses off easily! Love it 🙂

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