My home is pretty dirty in the weirdest ways, right? You’ve seen my filthy oven before and the crazy easy natural solution for cleaning it. Now we’re going to take a look at what in the world is wrong with my shower to test out our newest recipe for a homemade Bathroom Tile Cleaner.
Somehow the horde of people living in my house can get the shower pretty dirty. Maybe you stay on top of this chore but I’m pretty much awful at letting the bathroom tiles get out of hand. Sometimes a simple wipe down with a cloth just won’t cut it and I have to get in there with some serious cleaning power.
If you’re like me and you’d love a natural solution for cleaning your bathroom, then you’re going to love our Bathroom Tile Cleaner.
The ingredients in this recipe are super simple. We combine the gentle scrubbing power of baking soda and make a quick paste. No more running out of the bathroom quickly to avoid those toxic fumes from store-bought cleaners! Tea Tree and Thieves essential oils add extra cleaning power and a fresh, clean scent.
I highly recommend getting these inexpensive brushes to help with the tiny details. The little, angled brush is great to get in the textured spaces between tiles. It fits perfectly! The brush with the rectangular head is excellent for the surface of the tiles that get grimy in their own unique and hard-to-see way with soap buildup. You can get your own set of brushes here.New to essential oils? Learn more about how we use them and why you should use them as well.
Homemade Bathroom Tile Cleaner
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 6 drops Tea Tree essential oil
- 6 drops Thieves essential oil
- Scrub Brush (click here to see the brushes we LOVE)
- In a small dish, combine the baking soda and essential oils.
- Stir in a few tablespoons of water to form a paste. If there are still lumps of baking soda, go ahead and add a few drops of water at a time until the paste is a good spreadable consistency.
- Before applying your Bathroom Tile Cleaner, spray down the walls with water. This will also help the paste stick to the spaces in the next step. Determine which areas of the tile are needing extra attention since your shower might just need extra manpower around the soap dish or around the drain where it’s easier to get a buildup.
- Use a brush to apply the paste to the tiles. Pay special attention to the space between the tiles and don’t forget a thin layer over the flat surface of the tile itself. These can get pretty yucky!
- Let the paste sit for about 5 minutes.
- After 5 minutes, come back and use your small scrub brush to brush in between the tiles. Use the larger brush to gently scrub the surface of the tiles. This will gently clean away soap scum that you didn’t even know was there. But when it’s gone…oh boy!
- Use running water to rinse the tiles completely clear.
- Rinsing may bring to your attention a few spots that need extra care. Whip up another quick batch of paste and get rid of those areas quickly and without nasty chemicals.
Want to see another Before & After example of this powerful tile cleaner?