Are you looking for a way to have a clean shower or bathtub without resorting to using harmful chemicals? By using two ingredients you already have in your home you can create a shower cleaner that will clean your shower and be safe for the environment and yourself.

Shower Cleaner


¼ cup baking soda
2 Tbsp. liquid soap
few drops of essential oils

Place the baking soda in a small bowl. Slowly mix in your liquid soap with a fork until the mixture is the consistency of cake frosting. Add a few drops of your favorite essential oil such as lavender, grapefruit or balsam; what ever you want to make your cleaner smell divine.

Scoop a small amount of the mixture onto a damp sponge or cloth. Wipe the surface of the shower or bathtub and rinse.

That’s all there is to it. Just repeat until the shower surface has all been cleaned. Your bathroom will smell wonderful, the shower and or tub will be clean and you have not used any harmful chemicals to get this chore completed.

Are you looking for new ways to do the various cleaning chores without using chemicals that are bad for you and the environment? I also make a Non-Toxic Oven Cleaner, which work so well. No need to use the self-cleaning feature on your stove or a spray cleaner.

non-toxic oven cleaner

Homemade window washer fluid is so easy to make and I really think it does a much better job than any commercial mixture I’ve found.

Window Cleaner

I used to make my own all-purpose cleaner until I switched to Thieves cleaner.  I buy a 14.4oz bottle of Thieves Household Cleaner, which is a concentrate. I mix up my own solution of 1 part cleaner and 30 parts water and it does an excellent job of keeping the counters clean. My 14.4oz bottle lasts me for months. The Thieves cleaner contains 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil.

What do you use in your home to keep things clean?

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13 comments on “Shower Cleaner with Essential Oils

Jennifer Cook on March 18, 2019 3:06 pm

Great ideas Nancy! I will be using the shower cleaner this week. Thank you for this post. I had been looking to find a recipe like this. You saved me the trouble. Thanks!

Pamela on March 18, 2019 5:32 pm

I have never done a shower cleaner it sounds awesome!! Plus I have never tried Theives at all! A must soon. Thanks for all the good information Nancy😉

Nancy Wolff on March 18, 2019 7:11 pm

I love Thieves, not only a great cleaner but it smells so nice!

Lisa Lombardo on March 18, 2019 10:44 pm

We have very hard water and I had pretty much given up on using a natural cleaner…I will have to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tamara Reid on March 22, 2019 3:08 am

Thanks for these great tips! I have heard there are so many uses for essential oils and this helps me see some easy ways to use them.

Alice V-DIYerfy on March 22, 2019 11:21 am

I love natural ways of getting things done around the house. Thank you for this recipe and for linking it up with us at #OMHGWW

Dee | Grammy's Grid on March 22, 2019 10:56 pm

Thanks so much for linking up with us at the #WednesdayAIMLinkParty 33! Shared ♥

Marjan on March 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Great tip for cleaning showers and bathtubs!

Isabel on April 3, 2019 9:38 pm

Great idea, definitely must have it a go to see if it can also handle those nasty red algae that always grow in showers – suspect it can with the soda.. #goinggreen

Rosie (@greenrosielife) on April 24, 2019 6:17 am

Yes yes yes – brilliant ideas and off to share this post. Cleaning the green way is so easy but the marketing gurus at the big cleaning companies have unfortunately done a great job convincing us to buy their chemical laden products. It’s time to say NO to them. #GoingGreen

Marla on May 6, 2019 5:15 pm

Hi Nancy,
I love using essentials oil to clean with and baking soda I use daily in cleaning. We use baking soda and DIY Citrus vinegar cleaner for our shower which has some essential oils in. Congratulations on being featured on #GoingGreen LInky. Sharing.

Nancy Wolff on May 7, 2019 2:19 am

That sounds like a great combination! I haven’t tried making a DIY citrus vinegar!

Bonnie on June 24, 2019 3:30 pm

Love looking at new ways to clean with less toxic chemicals and to become more healthy.

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