Wondering how clean showers happen?
Unfortunately, clean showers don't get that way on their own.
There's this little thing called cleaning that actually has to occur. Crazy, right?
For the very simple reason of making it a simpler chore, I like to use an easy homemade shower cleaner with dawn and vinegar.
Easy Peasy - Clean Shower with Vinegar
I've made other DIY cleaning solutions before, like homemade laundry soap and dishwasher detergent.
They are an effective way to clean, do an extraordinary job that is many ways better than store bought cleaners, and are a more affordable option cleaners that are full of harsh chemicals.
Clean Shower Head with Vinegar
Keeping a shower clean with vinegar is easy, but this idea that I discovered while browsing around on Pinterest makes that job even easier.
I love cleaning with vinegar and am happy that I found this super simple solution for the shower.
Now, are you ready for an easy peasy homemade shower cleaner with Dawn and vinegar?
Shower Cleaner with Dawn and Vinegar
Seriously, folks. I tested this cleaner myself and it works GREAT! This is the only way I will be cleaning my bathtubs and showers.
It is a HUGE time-saver! Because who wants to spend time cleaning when they could be getting started on dinner. Personally, sometimes I like to get some homemade pizza dough started for a calzone or Mediterranean pizza and then go clean while the dough is rising.
How to Clean a Shower with Vinegar
I was so impressed by the time saving cleaning technique that I went ahead and bought another for our second bathroom.
I even used it to clean the sink and counter of our half-bath that received HEAVY traffic, and then wiped it down with a wet wash cloth to mop up some of the soap, followed by a towel. The sink sparkled! This cleaning solution is one that is worth trying.
Finish off the cleaning with DIY window cleaner for the mirrors and windows. Your bathroom will be gleaming!
Vinegar has about a gazillion household uses, besides to keep the shower clean.
How to Clean Shower with Vinegar and Other Cleaning Tips:
DIY Cleaning Solutions are frugal, simple and green.
Here are just a few of our other articles where we discuss ways to use vinegar for cleaning, similar to how to clean shower with vinegar.
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Household Uses for Vinegar
What do you clean with vinegar?
Easy Homemade Shower Cleaner with Dawn and Vinegar
Supplies to use for Vinegar to Clean Shower:
- Dish scrubber that you can fill with cleaner
- Cleaning vinegar
- Dish soap (I just used the cheap kind and it worked fine, but I've had feedback that Dawn dish soap is amazing for this.. the blue kind.)
Cleaning Shower with Vinegar Directions:
Fill scrubber up half-way with dish soap followed by half-way with vinegar. The vinegar-dish soap cleaner works great with 1:1 ratio, allowing the vinegar to work it's magic and the sudsy soap to do it's best as well.
When you're finished preparing the cleaner, simply wait until the next time you're in the shower and clean shower with vinegar and dish soap mixture. Lightly scrub down those walls and tub, toss or spray some water to rinse of the soap, and you're done until next time. Keep this cleaner handy in your shower for quick cleanings that you have no reason to put off! While you're at it, go ahead and deep clean your bathroom floor.
Vinegar is amazing. Two more uses: clean baby toys, mix with water and gargle for a sore throat!
Thanks for the new ideas Heather!
Do you know how this works on natural stone showers? And in 2 of our bathrooms we have marble- I've heard that vinegar will actually etch the stone. Does anyone know?
Sorry Angie, I don't know how it works with natural stone or marble. I would either research it further or try it on a small section.
Charline Le Solleuz
I just cleaned my shower with this, exactly the way you said to... I WILL NEVER clean my shower with anything else again!!! AMAZING!!! All the soap scum came off SO easy! I Usually have to scrub my shower for over an hour and I just did it in 10 minutes!!! I'm speechless. LoL
Love it... just cleaned, 10 minutes done!
we use vinegar and water for the bench tops in our kitchen works like magic
I really had no idea that there is a chance to clean my shower at all. I have read this article yesterday and I decided to give a shot to this eco friendly cleaning method. I just wanted to say thank you because my shower looks like new. The limescale is gone and it works so well! Thank you!
Look in the cleaning section at your grocery store. There is "cleaning vinegar" that doesn't smell.
When I used the steam cleaner, I just ran it through with plain water until the suds were gone. If you re spot treating, try dabbing with a damp towel, rinse the suds, and dab again until the suds are gone. Hope this helps! I really appreciate the information about cleaning soap scum. I inherited my moms house and her glass shower is really bad. I tried the vinegar and dawn and it has worked better than anything else. I never went into her bathroom and I wish I had gotten to this earlier..
For those looking to rid themselves of artificial colors, use a dish soap other than dawn which has artificial colors.
I have dawn but it's not blue... It's kinda peach colored.. Can I still mix it with vinegar for good results?
Yes, the color really shouldn't matter.
what is the formula for the dawn and the vinegar .I have been using this for a time and have used it all up can't find formula It works super on my grout .
absolutely marvelous...thank you