DIY Shower Cleaner – Family Friendly!

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I can’t believe it.  I finally found something to clean the nasty scale off my shower! Y’all. I’ve tried everything. All those nasty, stinky cleaners?  Nothing worked.

Leave it to the good, family friendly stuff to do the trick, amiright?

DIY Shower Cleaner: I can't believe it. I finally found something to clean the nasty scale off my shower! Y'all. I've tried everything. All those nasty, stinky cleaners? Nothing worked. Leave it to the good, family friendly stuff to do the trick, amiright?

I’m sharing the recipe today, but you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see the results!

How to make DIY Shower Cleaner

What you need:

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Yes! That is all!

Just grab a cute little spray bottle (I have a glass one now, YAY!) and fill it half way with Mrs. Meyers.

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And then fill it to the top with Vinegar.

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Pop on the top and your DIY Shower Cleaner is ready to go!

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I can’t wait to show you my shower.  It’s hasn’t been this clean in about 5 years.  Yay!

UPDATE:  Check out this post to see how amazing this stuff works!

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    1. This is seriously the best cleaner I’ve ever, ever used! Happy Sunday!

  1. I am definitely giving this a go!!! I couldn’t tell if this worked miracles on glass doors too? Mine used to be clear….and now it’s as if they’re frosted :X

    1. Hi Annie! I didn’t actually try this on the glass doors yet, but I say go for it! But it does work great on the built up soap scum, for sure!

      1. Fantastic! Then I will give it a go and report back with my findings!! 🙂 Thanks a million for this easy recipe! It’s funny how we all have these things readily available in our cabinets and didn’t even think, hey, maybe if I combine this? lol.

  2. I am totally new to the blog scene. I bumped into the bold abode & I knew it was love. Gwen, you are like a sister I never had. Love this natural cleaner & all you write about! Thank you for being you. Thanks for these tips! My bathroom. Oh. My. Gosh. Here I’ve been using a can of Pepsi to clean my toilet. Shower doors, peek a boo clean. Dishwasher! On to creativity. Thanks again Gwen! I’ll always be here

    1. Oh, my gosh, Michele! This is probably one of the sweetest, kindest comments I’ve ever received! Thank you so much for stopping by and for begin YOU!

      Bold hugs!


  3. Excited to try this! Shower cleaners kill my sinuses. But where can I find the Mrs. Meyers cleaner?

  4. Okay I found the recipes. But where do you get the Mrs. Meyers
    cleaner? I’ve never heard of it.

  5. TARGET carries Mrs Meyers products, and I believe I saw some at Walmart as well. Can’t wait to try this!!

  6. I’m in Australia and looking for a mrs Meyer alternative. What are the main ingredients in it?

  7. This is to diy as hamburger helper is to homemade. Cute, just add vinegar, haha.

  8. Is this be safe for cultured marble showers? I thinking maybe not because of vinegar. Please let e know. Love your blog.

    1. Hi Martha! I dont’ think I would use this on cultured marble. You need something that is pH neutral water -based type cleaner to keep from dulling it. Check around. I’m sure you can find one specifically meant for cultured marble!

      If you have some calcification around your faucet and want to use it, just know that it could potentially dull your finish. It’s not abrasive so it shouldn’t scratch it.


    1. Hi Rhonda,

      I’ve actually never tried it on tile, but I imagine that it would. If you give it a go, let me know how it works!



  9. The Mrs Meyers is normally diluted for use. Did you dilute it first or use it full strength when mixed with the vinegar?

    1. Brenda,

      For deep cleaning (like for scale and stuff), I don’t dilute it. But if you want to you can. It is very strong, and I have to turn on the bathroom fan when I use it!


  10. Wow–thank you! I just used this on the tray of my refrigerator door water dispenser. Months of disgusting hard-water scum literally slid right off.

    1. That is awesome, Jana! And a good reminder for me to go do this. I noticed it was a little grody the other day!

  11. Sadly of no use to me because this post is limited to those who have access to Mrs Meyer?? Would have been nice to know the ingredients in Mrs Meyer to match it in other countries seeing as these posts do show in other countries. Thanks

    1. Oh, I’m sure you can find something comparable to Mrs. Meyers. Just look for a natural, concentrated cleaner in your local area! I think we used a cleaner called Held when we were in Switerland.


  12. Well hello – this completely worked! We bought a weekend place that required gutting most of the cabin. I had scrubbed the shower with bleach and wth bath cleaner and had hoped to replace the doors. No need now…WOW! This is the 1st time I’ve felt like it was clean. Plus it wasn’t noxious fumes and I love the way Mrs. Meyers smells. Thank you!!!

  13. Just found Mr Myers at Kroger, gonna get on that shower right away. thanks

    1. I have an acrylic shower, Judi and it’s been fine. But test it out before you do the entire shower just for peace of mind!


  14. The DIY shower cleaner sounds great! I’d love to try it! Thanks!

  15. Thank u for this information!! I have a tile shower but am going to use this cleaner anyway. I normally use bleach so I think this will be a great alternative

  16. I have new tilled shower, walls and floor, can I use this on it ? Is this for every day cleaning shower ?

    1. I would think so, Lou, but you might want to test it on an inconspicuous area just to be sure. But for daily cleaning, I would definitely dilute it with water!


    1. Hmm… not sure! I’ve only used white vinegar to clean. I use ACV for food related stuff.


  17. I’ve search all the stores I can think of and I can’t find the All Purpose Cleaner from Mrs. Meyer’s. I even looked on their website to see if I could order it and I couldn’t find there either.

  18. It’s quite simple and fresh recipe. I just tried it and it’s a good cleaning option for me, really efficient. I’m definitely recommending your recipe to some friends, and my sister will be very glad to have it too. Thank you for sharing!

    1. I’m so glad it works for you, Emily! Thanks for letting me know!



  19. Hi my name is Nellie,
    Could you advise me of the equivalent ingredients for Australian products please and i am an Aussie

    1. Girl! I have no idea! I’m terrible at conversion. so sorry! But I just really use half vinegar, half concentrated soap and then add some water to it.



  20. SO AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! My prego nesting self could not be any happier with the results of my gorgeous sparkling shower. THANK YOU!

  21. I have to Thank You. We live up northern Idaho. We have very hard water and NOTHING cleaned my shower. We have spent so much $$$$$ in every cleaning supplies and nothing ever touched or cleaned my shower. I thought when I read your blog, that I would give it a try. OH my gosh. It worked!!!! I’m going to tell everyone to check out your site.
    Here’s another trick. I have long haired dog and two cats. Equals fur!!!! Lightly wet a sponge and spray Mrs. Meyers on the sponge, wipe down the couch or chairs and the fur comes right off plus your furniture smells great. I keep spraying the sponge as I clean the furniture.
    Now can’t you help me find a way to clean the toilets. Again, hard water.
    Thank you so much

  22. Wooh! Never thought about such an interesting DIY cleaning hack. I have tried this previously and it worked wonders for me. I even use Benaz for removing water stains as it leaves behind a soothing spearmint smell.

  23. get a scour stick from walmart or Home Depot – will clean your toilet – no scratches comes right clean

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