Last Updated: September 17, 2021

11 best natural bathroom cleaners.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 17 min read

Scrubbing away soap scum, toilet bowl stains, mold, and mildew in the bathroom is a chore nobody looks forward to. Grove understands that cleaning a bathroom is a dirty job, especially when you’ve got a buildup of grime in your toilet, on bath tile, or on grout.


Simply knowing which toilet bowl cleaner or shower glass cleaner to use makes the job a whole lot easier. If you want to find effective bathroom cleaning supplies that also protect your family and pets, we recommend staying away from synthetic bathroom cleaners with toxic chemicals or other potentially harmful ingredients. Instead, look for nontoxic products that are biodegradable, hypoallergenic, triclosan-free, and paraben-free.


Stay on top of nasty odors and stains that can make deep cleaning your bathroom a literal pain in the neck. To help, we compiled a collection of the best natural bathroom cleaners rated by Grove members ... so you don’t have to do more work.


This list of products was determined by ratings and reviews from Grove members.

1. method Toilet Cleaner

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Banish germs and grime from the toilet without the use of toxic chemicals. Method’s disinfecting toilet bowl cleaner uses citric acid and proprietary “powergreen” technology to tackle tough-to-kill bacteria and stains, leaving behind a clean toilet bowl and refreshing spearmint and peppermint scent, with just a hint of geranium. Pair this …
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2. Grove Co. Toilet Brush with Replaceable Head

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Our eco-minded, germ-resistant toilet brush brings bowl cleaning into the sustainable era. It’s crafted from recycled aluminum and recycled plastic and features a replaceable brush head, so you can refresh the dirty part, without the need to throw out the handle with the bath...er toilet water. The brush comes with a stand filled with diatomaceous …
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3. Grove Co. Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrate

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A shower cleaning concentrate that reduces build-up and eliminates soap scum on shower surfaces. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.
  • ELIMINATES SCUM WITHOUT THE SCRUBBING
    Our daily shower cleaning concentrate helps eliminate soap scum and reduces build-up, so your shower can stay free of germs …
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4. method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner

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Disinfect your bathroom with this method Antibac Bathroom Cleaner, and kill 99.9% of germs in your powder room. This bathroom cleaner is biodegradable, triclosan-free, paraben-free, hypoallergenic, and vegan. Plus it’s made in the USA with responsible packaging, Leaping Bunny–certified, and a healthy choice to use around children and pets. Tackle …

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5. method Daily Shower Spray

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Shower cleaning leaving you exhausted? Method’s daily shower cleaner takes the labor out of bathroom upkeep, helping you achieve sparkling tile and grout in just a few minutes a day. Simply spritz the spray liberally over your shower surfaces (doors, shower curtain, floor—you name it) and walk away, and method’s naturally derived powergreen …

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6. Mrs. Meyer's Toilet Cleaner

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This Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day toilet bowl cleaner makes conquering the dreaded chore of toilet bowl cleaning a breeze. With plant-derived powerhouses such as natural citric acids and essential oils, this toilet bowl cleaner makes quick work of germs, stains, and grime — without chlorine, chemical dyes, or solvents. Clean and deodorize the natural …

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7. Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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Stop nasty bacteria and germs from growing where you go with this Seventh Generation Toilet Bowl Cleaner. This cleaner is biodegradable, non-toxic, chlorine bleach-free, and dye-free so you can be the queen of clean and get your porcelain throne spotless without using harsh chemicals. It’s also scented with essential oils and botanical extracts for …

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$4.99
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8. method Tub & Tile Spray

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Put the days of dreading to clean your tub and shower tiles behind you with help from this method Tub & Tile Spray. Plant-based ingredients and powergreen™ technology blast through soap scum, stains, mold, and mildew without the back-breaking labor you may have been used to before previously switching products. This bathroom tub and tile cleaner is …

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$4.99
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9. Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner

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Whether your bathtub doubles as your reading nook or a splash zone for your kids, keeping it clean means you (and your household) can feel your cleanest when washing up. That’s where this Seventh Generation Tub & Tile Cleaner comes in. This bathroom and bathtub cleaner is both dye-free and chlorine bleach–free — plus, it’s scented with essential …

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10. Grove Co. Grunge Buster Grout & Tile Brush

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Get a sparkling bathroom with this beautifully designed brush. The Grunge Buster features a curved handle for ease of use, tough bristles for grout, and soft bristles for tile.

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11. Aunt Fannie's Bathroom Cleaner

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Your bathroom should be the cleanest place in your house. Leave a bottle of Aunt Fannie's Bathroom Cleaner under the sink to make bathroom maintenance a breeze. This plant-based cleaner combines the power of white vinegar with naturally derived ingredients like rosemary, lavender, and eucalyptus oil to cut through bathroom grime and kill germs. …

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FAQs

Can you use toilet bowl cleaner in the shower?

Toilet bowl cleaner is made to clean porcelain toilet bowls, so it’s not generally recommended as a bathroom cleaner for the shower or tub. The stain-removing power of hydrochloric acid found in most conventional toilet cleaners can be corrosive to your chrome fixtures, including drains, while active ingredients containing chemicals like bleach may be harmful if inhaled in the shower.


Instead, consider using shower (and toilet) cleaning products with naturally derived ingredients rather than something that leaves behind a chemical residue. Still, it’s best to let your bathroom cleaning supplies do the job each was designed for.


Thankfully, Grove Collaborative carries all-purpose solutions for your bathroom, including shower glass cleaner and shower spray that work on glass shower doors as well as other nonporous surfaces such as shower curtains, walls, and floors — even those made of sealed marble.


What is the best cleaner for mold in the shower?

It’s common to find both mold and mildew growing in your bathroom, since moisture can linger, especially after a shower. But mold growth can be dangerous, irritating your respiratory system and aggravating any allergies. To prevent mold from invading your bathroom, always turn on a ventilation fan and, if possible, crack open a window while you shower.


The natural acidity of distilled white vinegar is known to effectively kill a large percentage of mold spores and slow their growth. You can also mix a half-and-half solution of hydrogen peroxide and water into a spray bottle. Baking soda is another alternative that also absorbs moisture. Just be sure to keep each of these bathroom cleaners separate, as mixing them can be toxic — even explosive.


While ridding your shower of mold or mildew stains that are caught in the grout, be sure to ventilate the bathroom. You’ll need a spray bottle; non-abrasive sponge, scrubber brush, or scouring pad; and probably an old toothbrush for those tough-to-reach crevices in the shower.


How often should you deep clean your bathroom?

Prevention is key. If you break out those bathroom cleaning supplies on a weekly, rather than monthly (or yearly!) basis, it’ll become much easier — and quicker — to wipe down mirrors, counters, sinks, and showers.


To clean stone surfaces, such as granite or marble, you’ll need a specific bathroom cleaner to do the job, such as Seventh Generation Granite and Stone Cleaner. Follow these steps for the best way to clean tile, porcelain, chrome, and stainless steel:


Cleaning shower walls:



Cleaning the bathtub:


  • Spray the above concentrate onto the tub’s surface, followed by a sprinkle of Bon Ami Powder Cleanser
  • Let the mixture sit for 3–5 minutes, then wipe it clean with a damp sponge
  • Rinse the tub and dry it thoroughly, using a streak-free cleaning cloth

What is Grove Collaborative?

At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.


If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.

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