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How to Deep Clean Your Shower and Bathtub

How to deep clean your shower, chemical-free! DIY shower cleaner recipe gets rid of dirt and soap scum

I do not like cleaning my shower. Something about my feet getting wet in the process really bothers me… With that said, whenever it’s time for me to deep clean our shower and bathtub I want to get it over with as quickly and painlessly as possible.

After some trial and error, I finally landed on what I consider to be the best natural cleaning recipes for a typical tile shower and bathtub.

What is the best DIY cleaner for showers?

I recommend having three natural shower cleaning solutions on hand: deep cleaning spray, a scrub, and a daily shower spray.

DIY Deep Cleaning Shower Spray

How to deep clean your shower, chemical-free! DIY shower cleaner recipe gets rid of dirt and soap scum

NGREDIENTS:

USE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Shake cleaning solution then spray on all tile and tub surfaces (including faucet, shower head, and knobs) and let the solution sit for 10-15 minutes
  2. Scrub all surfaces thoroughly with a sponge starting from top to bottom
  3. Use the shower head or a large metal or plastic cup (not glass!) to rinse your shower and/or tub completely clean
  4. Squeegee shower walls and tub until dry

DIY Shower and Tub Deep Cleaning Paste

If you have stubborn grime or stained grout, you might need something more abrasive than the deep cleaning shower spray. Try this scrub instead.

How to deep clean your shower, chemical-free! DIY shower cleaner recipe gets rid of dirt and soap scum

INGREDIENTS:

USE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Stir liquid soap into baking soda until a paste is formed
  2. Using a sponge or toothbrush, scrub the mixture onto tough grime or stained grout
  3. Rinse with water then squeegee dry

DIY Daily Shower Cleaner

How to deep clean your shower, chemical-free! DIY shower cleaner recipe gets rid of dirt and soap scum

INGREDIENTS:

USE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. After each shower, use your squeegee to dry tile walls, glass, and tub
  2. Spray cleaner on all shower surfaces

How often should you clean your shower?

How often you need to clean your shower largely depends on how often it is used and how well it is maintained in-between cleanings. Moisture is your enemy when it comes to extending time between cleanings so definitely invest in a quality squeegee and use it to dry shower surfaces after every use.

How to deep clean your shower, chemical-free! DIY shower cleaner recipe gets rid of dirt and soap scum

Try these tips to extend the time between deep cleanings:

  • Squeegee shower surfaces after every use
  • Close shower curtain so it has a chance to properly dry after every use
  • Open a window and/or turn on bathroom vent for no less than 15 minutes after every use
  • Spray shower surfaces with DIY Daily Shower Spray after every use

Don’t forget to also clean your shower curtain liner regularly! Also try this natural grout cleaner if your grout is looking grungy.

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