Last Updated: May 17, 2022

11 best bathtub and shower tile cleaners.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 22 min read

Everybody loves a bathtub and shower that gleams. After all, you want the places that clean your body to be free of grime as well. But let’s face it, getting your bathroom to shine without the icky grit left behind by soap scum and mildew can be a bit of a chore.

You might feel overwhelmed by the myriad selections on store shelves, from bathroom tile cleaner to shower grout cleaner. Understandably so. Let us help you maintain your bathtub’s white, remove water stains, and clean that grout with more sustainable cleaning products and tub scrubbing tools — they’re less toxic but just as effective as traditional cleaners.

Grove makes your job easier with the right bathroom cleaning supplies — from bathtub cleaners to the best shower tile cleaner — derived from natural ingredients so they’re healthier for your home.

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

1. Grove Co. Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrate

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This Grove Co. Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrate reduces buildup and eliminates soap scum on shower surfaces with no rinsing or wiping required. Plastic-free and crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

The formula of this Grove Collaborative cleaner is made with 89% plant-based ingredients — no parabens, phthalates, …

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2. method Daily Shower Spray

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Soap scum doesn’t stand a chance with this method Daily Shower Spray. This shower spray uses plant-based cleaning power to dissolve and prevent soap scum on showers, tile, fixtures, glass, and tubs. Plus, even the laziest of us can agree, this shower spray in a biodegradable formula is an effortless way to keep your shower clean in between big …

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3. 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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4. Grove Co. Tub Handler + Residue Remover

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Tub scrubbing is multifaceted work: wiping surfaces, scrubbing grout, lifting stains, polishing fixtures. Enter our replaceable brush heads for our Tub Handler, designed to tackle each part of bathtub scouring. For wiping surfaces and polishing fixtures, choose this Residue Remover, a soft sponge made of natural cellulose.

For lifting scum and …
1 x Handle, 1 x Residue Remover Head
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5. Grove Co. Tub & Tile Cleaner Concentrate

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This Grove Co. Tub & Tile Cleaner Concentrate is proven to remove 4x more soap scum than other natural brands.* Crafted to be sustainably powerful for a healthy home and planet.

This cleaner concentrate’s biodegradable formula is made with 100% plant-based ingredients — no parabens, phthalates, phosphates, formaldehyde, synthetic dyes, ammonia, …

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6. method Antibacterial All-Purpose Cleaner

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This method Antibacterial All-Purpose Cleaner will simplify your cleaning routine so much that you might actually enjoy tidying up. You can feel good knowing that this multi-surface cleaner not only cleans, but also kills up to 99.9%* of nasty household germs like staphylococcus aureus, influenza, salmonella, and rhinovirus. Say goodbye to gritty …

28 Oz
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7. 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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8. method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner

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Sanitize and clean your bathroom in one easy step with this method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner. This bathroom cleaner both eliminates dirt and kills up to 99.9% of germs* in your powder room, plus any accompanying odors. And it’s made in the USA, packaged in bottles made from 65% recycled plastic, Leaping Bunny–certified, and made without …

28 Oz
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9. 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. …

16.9 Oz.
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10. Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner

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Say goodbye to household germs, and hello to a clean bathroom. This Seventh Generation Disinfecting Bathroom Cleaner kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses on the spot, and its made in the USA and is Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, it disinfects with one easy step.

Looking to really do some damage to the dirt hiding in your home? See other bathroom …

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11. Seventh Generation Zero Plastic Bathroom Cleaner Powder

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Say hello to the power of waterless powder when you use this Seventh Generation Zero Plastic Bathroom Cleaner Powder on your bathroom’s most touched surfaces, like counters, sinks, and tubs. This bathroom cleaner is made with special dry-locked cleaning technology that doesn’t waste water by including it in the packaging. Plus, unlike other brands, …

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How do I get my bathtub white again?

As the saying goes, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Staying on top of any soap scum will keep your bathtub cleaner. We recommend that you give your tub a quick rinse after each soak or shower, followed by a wipe-down with a microfiber cloth to prevent streaks. Maintenance is key.

But what if your water has a high mineral content that leaves behind reddish-brown iron stains or filmy, calcified particles? Then it’s time to get your bathtub back to its original porcelain white.

A paste made of one part hydrogen peroxide and two parts baking soda should do the trick. Rub it in and let it sit for a half hour before a scrub and rinse. A natural powder cleanser like Bon Ami sprinkled on your tub’s surface or this tub and tile cleaner are also great alternatives.

How do you remove hard water stains from the shower?

White vinegar is one of the best shower tile cleaners. This versatile substance is ideal for removing hard water stains from your shower. Create a natural shower spray by mixing equal parts vinegar and water in a spray bottle. Slip on your cleaning gloves and let this bathroom cleaner soak for a minimum of 15 minutes after you spritz.

For simple maintenance and to keep mold and mildew stains from taking over your shower, select a biodegradable tub and tile cleaner made with plant-derived ingredients. Look for a bathroom tile cleaner that is paraben-free, phthalate-free, and phosphate-free.

Use labor saving tools like this Grove Co. Fresh Start Bathroom Bundle, which includes a multipurpose Tub Handler with three interchangeable brush heads: a bristle brush for scrubbing grout and tough stains, a non-abrasive scrubber for lifting stains, and a soft sponge for wiping surfaces and polishing fixtures.

Can you use toilet bowl cleaner to clean grout?

Cleaning those narrow cracks between tiles is likely the most time-consuming task on your bathroom cleaning list. It might seem like squirting toilet bowl cleaner onto your shower tiles to clean the grout is a good option, but the concentration of stain-removing ingredients required for each task is typically different.

Products for scrubbing your toilet may contain hydrochloric acid (corrosive for chrome) or harmful chemicals like chlorine bleach that you don’t want to breathe in while showering or soaking. Even if you use bathroom cleaning products with naturally derived ingredients, it’s best to leave those toilet bowl cleaners to themselves.

Instead, choose a bathtub cleaner designed for a specific duty. At Grove, you’ll find natural products that are either labeled as a shower grout cleaner or that can act as stand-ins for the job, such as distilled white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or baking soda.

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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