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5 Awesome Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipes

Using homemade bathroom cleaners is an eco-friendly way of keeping your home free from germs and other disease-causing bacteria. Here are the 5 awesome homemade bathroom cleaner recipes.

However, many people don’t prioritize bathroom cleaning as an essential requirement for home maintenance.

Bathroom cleaning is a demanding task that will require you to pay attention to various surfaces such as the:

  • Floors
  • Sinks and counters
  • Bathtub, drain, and shower
  • Windows and mirrors
  • Toilet

There are plenty of affordable commercial home cleaners that will get the job done with more ease. But, unfortunately, such cleaners are full of strong chemicals, which may be an irritant to the skin, eyes, lungs, or even poisonous when ingested.

Today we’ll focus on five fantastic homemade bathroom cleaner recipes that are safe and all-natural. The cleaners will keep your bathrooms hygienic and sparkling clean without any dangers of air pollution.

Fortunately, most of the ingredients are already available in your cupboards.

Types of Homemade Bathroom Cleaner Recipes

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Older people and small children are more prone to suffering the effects of heavy chemical components in a commercial home cleaner. For that reason, a natural homemade cleaner is the best option if you’re looking to keep your loved ones safe.

Below is a list of what you’ll need for most of the cleaners:

  • Baking soda
  • Essential oils
  • Castile soap
  • Vegetable oil
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • Dawn dish soap

Let’s now see how you can make homemade bathroom cleaner for each surface of the bathroom. We’ll also discuss how to use these homemade cleaners.

Sink and Counter

You may use an all-purpose cleaner on your sink and counters. Here is a simple recipe for an effective homemade cleaner you can use on a sink and bathroom counter.


  • Two tablespoons of castile soap
  • One tablespoon of baking soda
  • Two cups of warm water (distilled water will extend shelf life)
  • 30 drops tea tree and 20 drops orange (essential oils)
  • 16-ounce spray bottle


  • Mix the baking soda with warm water into your 16-ounce spray bottle and shake to combine correctly.
  • Add essential oils (tea tree and orange) and the castile soap
  • Shake the spray bottle again to get an even mixture

The cleaner is now ready for use across many surfaces like the sink, bathtub, toilet floor, and counter if you want to use it as an all-purpose cleaner. Let it remain on the surface for about a minute before wiping with a damp piece of cloth or sponge.

Use the cleaner for about two weeks for maximum results. Keep in mind the cleaner does not have a preservative to prolong the shelf life.

Mirror and Windows

Your mirrors, windows, and chrome are delicate surfaces that will easily scratch; hence they need gentle handling and cleaning. Here is what you’ll need.


  • 16-ounce spray bottle
  • One cup of distilled white vinegar
  • One cup of warm water
  • Soft rag or sponge


  • Add white vinegar into the warm water in your spray bottle.
  • Shake well to mix.

Using a soft piece of cloth or sponge, wipe gently to avoid any scratches.


Clean floors last due to falling debris and dust from the wall, mirror, and other surfaces. Whether it’s a wooden or a tile floor, here is what you’ll need.


  • Half cup of distilled white vinegar
  • One cup of water
  • 16-ounce spray bottle
  • One teaspoon of vegetable oil
  • Two tablespoons of baking soda (optional)
  • Orange essential oil (optional)


Below are two separate directions for each floor type.

Wood Floor

  • Combine white vinegar and water in equal portions.

Using a mop, apply the solution to the floor and scrub gently. Add baking soda if you have tough scum and stains. You may add natural essential oils to enhance the scent.

Tile Floor

  • Combine the vegetable oil, water, and distilled white vinegar in your spray bottle and shake well.

Apply your solution to the floor and rub gently. You should notice the shine in a few rubs. Leave a pleasant citrus smell by adding some orange essential oil.

Bathtub, Drain, and Shower

Here is what you’ll need for a homemade bathroom cleaner to use in your bathtub, drain, and shower.


  • 16-ounce spray bottle
  • One cup of Dawn dish soap
  • One cup of distilled white vinegar
  • Sponge


  • Put hot white vinegar in a spray bottle and add some Dawn dish soap.
  • Tightly seal the bottle and shake well to mix.

Spray the solution on the shower, around the tub, and showerheads. Let it sit there for about 30 minutes or longer before scrubbing.

Open any ventilation to let in the fresh air since vinegar tends to have a strong smell.


Make the dreaded toilet cleaning task simple using the below natural products.


  • One cup of distilled white vinegar
  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • 16-ounce spray bottle
  • ½ teaspoon of tea tree essential oil
  • Toilet brush or sponge

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  • Combine the distilled white vinegar and the tea tree essential oil in a spray bottle.
  • Shake well to mix.

Spray the solution on the toilet seat, bowl, handle and lid and let it sit there for some time. Then, sprinkle some baking soda inside the bowl and scrub using a toilet brush or sponge to remove stains, bacteria, and other thick grime.

How to Manage Bathroom Odors

Homemade bathroom cleaners will leave your washrooms clean and with a pleasant scent immediately after cleaning, but it may not last long until the next cleaning.

So, how do you keep your bathroom smelling nice for a long time? Add essential pine oil in a cotton ball and put it at the bottom of your decorative basket, trash can, or any other damp surface prone to bad smells.

Pine essential oil will help combat both the odor and any growths such as molds in some small areas within the bathroom.


Bathroom cleaning is not a fun task. However, using the right cleaners, such as the above homemade bathroom cleaner tips, will keep your bathroom safe, healthy, and free from any chemical pollution.

Besides, making your cleaning products saves you money and time running to groceries to acquire commercial cleaning products.

Additionally, you may consider an all-purpose homemade bathroom cleaner such as a solution of baking soda, castile soap, distilled water, baking soda, and a few drops of essential oil that will clean almost all surfaces in your bathroom.

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