We have the best homemade shower cleaner that will have your shower sparkling. Even better, you only need 2 ingredients to make this DIY shower cleaner.

Dawn dish soap and vinegar with sponge.

The Best Homemade Shower Cleaner 

Today, I thought I would share the best homemade shower cleaner as one of our frugal House Cleaning tips and tricks.  It works amazing and you only need two ingredients.

My friend told me about how much she loves her shower cleaner and I thought she was a tad crazy. I mean… could Dawn and vinegar really work that good?

I was honestly shocked at how well it works! It really does the job. It cleans the tub and shower really well.

The shower walls will sparkle with this deep cleaning idea to remove soap scup, mold and mildew.

You can also make homemade laundry detergent to save money.

Check out this video to see how easy it is to make this shower cleaner.

It’s the best homemade daily shower cleaner.

Not only does it work great but it is so cheap to make. This shower cleaner is so efficient.

Store bought cleaners are loaded with chemicals and very expensive. It is much more efficient to make homemade cleaners. Once you try this easy shower cleaner recipe, you will be hooked.

Only 2 ingredients needed for DIY Shower Cleaner.

All you need is Dawn (I use the blue kind) and then white vinegar to make your homemade shower cleaner. That is all you need for the best bathtub and shower cleaner.

You are going to love just how simple and easy this is. Plus, the results are amazing.

Dawn dish soap and vinegar with sponge.

Ingredients for the best bathroom cleaner:

  • 2 cups of vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of Dawn

How to make the best tub cleaner:

  • Step 1 – In a spray bottle combine the dawn and vinegar.
  • Step 2 – Mix thoroughly. It is really that simple to make.
  • Step 3 – Pour into container. We used a scrub brush but you can also pour into a spray bottle.
Scrub brush with cleaner.

How do I clean my shower with Dawn?

Spray your shower with homemade cleaning product. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then clean.

Your shower and bathtub will look so clean and shiny after using this DIY shower cleaner.

It removes soap scum, water stains and more. It works better than store bought all purpose cleaners.

Can I put this in a spray bottle?

Yes, you certainly can. While, we normally pour ours in a scrub brush, it is also handy in a spray bottle.

Simply pour into the spray bottle and began to use. It is very convenient to spray surfaces or hard to reach places.

Feel free to use a spray bottle if you prefer.

Tip for using homemade shower cleaner:

  • Scrub brush. Now, my number one tip to keeping my shower clean is to use a dish soap dispenser and sponge. I put a little bit of Dawn and then fill the rest up with Vinegar. I keep this in the shower.

Then when I am showering I am able to do a quick scrub down. The steam form the shower helps break down the dirt and grime so it makes the scrub even easier.

I do this probably once every two weeks and it works great to keep my shower clean. I normally have to refill my dispenser about once every other month so a little goes a long way.

Plus, if you have kids, the kids think this is so much fun. They love scrubbing the shower down with this while they are taking a shower. They get to have fun and I get a clean shower. That is a win for everyone.

This homemade shower glass cleaner works great.

I doubt you buy anymore store bought cleaners again. This is so much better and you will save money too.

Both vinegar and dish soap are very inexpensive. It still is fascinating to me that such low cost items can produce such big results.

It is also the best bathtub cleaner.

Don’t forget about the bathtub. This easy bathtub cleaner works great not only for the shower, but also for the hard to clean tub.

It works great at getting rid of any dirt and grime that is left behind. Plus with the fun soap dispenser the kids love cleaning the tub too!

Is it safe to mix vinegar and Dawn dish soap?

It works great without the extreme fumes that I used to have to deal with when I was cleaning my shower. Plus, this is incredibly frugal.

This also is great for toilet cleaners and using with a toilet brush. It really is an all around great cleaner.

What is the best homemade cleaner for shower doors?

Vinegar and dish soap work together to make an ideal cleaner for shower doors. Not only is this method perfect for scrubbing the shower walls and bathtub but it is great for shower doors.

You will love having one cleaner do so many different things. There is no need for multiple cleaners when this one cleaner so effectively cleans numerous items.

Simple spray on the doors, allow to sit a few minutes and scrub. Then rinse and wipe clean. The doors will be clean and shiny without much effort.

Give this homemade bathroom cleaner a try.

You can also try diy shower cleaner with hydrogen peroxide but we find this simple combination works great. We love this 2 ingredient mixture of dawn dish soap and white vinegar.

Get started using it today for a clean bathroom that sparkles. Plus, you will definitely notice the savings in your budget. Start making and using these easy homemade cleaners.

Give it a try and leave a comment once you do. I would love to hear if you liked it and how well it worked for you.

Scrub brush with cleaner.

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Best Homemade Shower Cleaner

Try out the Best homemade shower cleaner. It is the Best diy Shower Cleaner with only 2 ingredients. Plus it also is the best Bathtub Cleaner!
Prep Time2 minutes
Total Time2 minutes
Keyword: Best Homemade Shower Cleaner
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Author: One Crazy Mom


  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dawn


  • In a spray bottle combine the dawn and vinegar.
  • Mix thoroughly. Simple!


Spray your shower with homemade cleaning product. Allow to sit for a few minutes and then clean.
Your shower and bathtub will look so clean and shiny after using this DIY shower cleaner.

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  1. Michela says:

    Excuse me…what is dawn? … Dish soap?
    Thank you
    Miky ( Italy )

    1. Cay van de voort says:

      Yes, a well known brand in the US.

  2. Katherine says:

    That is the smartest tip I’ve heard in my year or 2 of reading this blog! Can’t wait to try it. Ty

  3. Gladys Locklear says:

    This is my second bottle of cleaner. It makes cleaning so much easier

  4. Kim says:

    OUTSTANDING! I was stunned this worked so well with no nasty fumes wooohooo !! Thank u SO MUCH for posting ❤️

  5. Lucy says:

    Ummm WHAT?? I really wish I had a before-and-after photo because my shower looks NEW after using this mixture!! WOW!! I left it on too long (I forgot about it, to be honest) so by the time I got to it it was kind of dry. After scrubbing everything, I wasn’t super impressed. It cleaned pretty well. But after scrubbing, I needed a shower. There were some spots that didn’t quite rinse off (again, the soap mixture was a little dry by then) so I brought the scrub brush in the shower with me. Well, I felt like I had a magic wand because the rest of the gunk on the tiles almost fell off with a second (wet) scrub. SPARKLING clean! Amazing!

    1. carrie says:

      Awesome! This is great to hear! Thank you so much for sharing Lucy!

  6. Sherry says:

    I just tried this cleaner. It worked! However, the smell was just overwhelming, made me dizzy. I added 10 drops of lavender oil and about 30 drops of tea tree oil, and it worked even better. I am not a wacky essential oils person, but had to do something about the smell. It really helped. I also think it made everything suds up better.

  7. Roselee says:

    I don’t understand why I can’t find the recipie…I’ve looked and looked. Can’t find it.
    Maybe you can send it to me on my e-mail – – roselee@cox.net Thank you so much.

    1. carrie says:

      I’m not sure why you’re not seeing it. It’s 2 cups of vinegar and 2 tablespoons dish soap mixed in a spray bottle. Thank you!

  8. fireboy and watergirl says:

    Thank you for your post, I look for such article along time, today I find it finally. this post gives me lots of advise it is very useful for me.

  9. Carli, says:

    Can I use this formula on Travertine?

    1. carrie says:

      Yes, this would be fine on travertine. Thank you.

  10. Sharon Taylor says:

    does this mixture kill viruses and bacteria?

  11. Sheila says:

    It work really really good for the tub ,shower bathroom sink ,I use it all the time but i warm up the vinegar a little in the microwave .spray let it sit for a while them scrub down

    1. carrie says:

      Awesome! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. Christine says:

    Works great! Was using a recipe that had a lot more Dawn, but found this ratio works just as well with less rinsing needed.

    1. carrie says:

      Thank you! Yes, I agree that it does work great and so simple and easy to make!

  13. Michele Serna says:

    I tried this and it works great. The only exception is I have tile and grout in my showers. The vinegar eats the grout. Do you know how to clean them?

    1. carrie says:

      If the grout is sealed you can use vinegar on it – If not, I would recommend using equal parts baking soda and hydrogen peroxide mixed together to clean the grout and it shouldn’t corrode the grout.

  14. Sly says:

    Can you use this on fiberglass shower and bathtub?

    1. carrie says:

      Yes, this works great on fiberglass as well!