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. You can just microwave a Pyrex cup with about a cup or do of water for 5 min and let the steam do the work! Everything should wipe away after the 5 min

  2. I love this cleaner, Cindy! It’s the only one I use to clean my showers and tub with now! Thank you SO much for sharing my laundry detergent in your post! I hope your followers love it as much as I do!

  3. My microwave needs cleaning. Please give me a good and safe cleaning solution.

  4. Actually, my apology – this post doesn’t call it natural. The person that shared it did….

  5. This does work great, but it’s far from natural. Dawn is a very effective, but chemical, grease cutter. It’s inaccurate and not right to call this a natural cleaner.

  6. I use this all the time on everything! You don’t have to warm once or repeated. The 50/50 mix is too much Dawn – too soapy!! I pour mostly vinegar with some water and a little dribble of generic-brand Dawn into a spray bottle. When the bottle gets low, I just add some of each to fill. I use WalMart’s generic version of Dawn and it works excellently! I have used other soaps, but they don’t seem to work as well.

  7. I’ve been using this for several years and I love it !!!
    Cleaners were really getting harder and harder for me to use because they are so toxic. But with vinegar,dawn and borax I can clean anything.

  8. the harsh smell of vinegar is easily soothed by adding essential oils. Lemon or lavendar essential is what I like in my vinegar that I use for softener instead of using downy in my laundry

  9. I make my own cleaners to avoid all the chemical crap the big companies like to put in all our personal care items (and cleaners). Using Dawn defeats this purpose. Do you have another alternative.

  10. UK-ERS use fairy/persil washing up liquid with vinegar works well been making it’s for about a year now 🙂

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