Last Updated: December 29, 2022

11 best shower cleaners for sparkling bathtubs & tile.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 22 min read

Some of us take great pride in a clean home, and that’s because those of us who are the ones scrubbing it down to spotless know how much elbow grease goes into getting everything its cleanest. However, certain areas of our home continue to get grosser than other areas, and no other room’s dirt and disgust compares to the bathroom. Showers, bathtubs, and tile are some of the most difficult areas of a home to clean, and the right products are needed to bust bacteria and do away with dirt and grime without overworking your arms and hands to get it done.

To get a head start on preventing mold, mildew, and dirt pileup, check out our list of the best shower cleaners for sparkling bathtubs and tile below. Our list features Grove must-haves like this Grove Co. Daily Shower Cleaner Concentrate + Twist & Slide Glass Spray Bottle set and the Grove Co. Tub & Tile Cleaner Concentrate + Twist & Slide Glass Spray Bottle set.

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

1. Mrs. Meyer's Cream Cleaner

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Baking soda has been used for cleaning purposes for years and years, and this Mrs. Meyer's Baking Soda Cream Cleaner channels the cleaning power of baking soda to help keep your bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms sparkling clean. This household cleaner is made without parabens and Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, it comes in a light and refreshing …

12 Oz
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2. Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner

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An all-purpose cleaner that really means for all purposes — this Dr. Bronner's All-Purpose Cleaner can tackle everything from doing laundry to mopping floors. It’s also a great option for households with pets and kids because it’s made with plant-based ingredients, including natural fir needle and spruce essential oils, and it’s dye-free, …

32 Oz
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3. 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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4. 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 …

28 Oz
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5. 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 …

26 oz
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6. Mrs. Meyer's Tub & Tile Cleaner

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As the saying goes, a clean home is a happy home. Go the extra mile on your bathroom tile with Mrs. Meyer’s tub and tile cleaner. This powerful cleaner is great to use on most bathroom surfaces, including shower doors, floor tile, countertops, sinks, and tubs, but keep in mind it’s not safe to use on natural marble, brass, or wood. This US-based …

33 Oz
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7. 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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8. method Foaming Bathroom Cleaner

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Don’t let your bathroom become the dirtiest room in your house. Clean like a pro with help from method Foaming Bathroom cleaner, and say goodbye to nasty mold and mildew buildup for good. Use this foam bathroom cleaner on tubs, tile, sinks, countertops, fixtures — if it’s in your bathroom, this cleaner can probably tackle it. It’s fast acting and …

28 Oz
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9. 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 …

26 Oz
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10. 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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11. Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray

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Kill harmful germs and knock out odors with this Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray that destroys cold and flu viruses on nonporous surfaces for a healthier home with just a spray — no wiping or rinsing required. The active ingredient, Thymol, is the main germ-killing machine in this plant-based disinfectant spray. Choose from three 7th …

13.9 Oz
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What is the best cleaner for mold in the shower?

What is best cleaner to remove shower mold? There are a few that will get the job done, but mold and black mold are serious health issues you’re going to want to handle if you notice them in your shower — or anywhere in your home for that matter. One of the best shower tile cleaners is in this Grove Co. Tub & Tile Cleaner Concentrate, Glass Spray Bottle & Grunge Buster Brush set. Any shower cleaner will remove the mold, but you may want to disinfect the spot, especially if it's black mold, first.

For the rundown on mold and how to get rid of it quick, check out our article, How to naturally remove mold and mildew spots in your home. It’ll go over the difference between mold and mildew and tell you how to use natural items to remove it for a safer home environment.

How do I get rid of shower grime?

Having dirt and grime in your shower — you know, the place where you go to get clean — just sounds pretty backwards to us. If you’ve noticed dirt and grime buildup has already happened before you could prevent it, then the next step is to try to get rid of it. Here are some common ways to get rid of the grime with some of the best shower cleaners:

For preventative measures before things get bad, try this method Daily Shower Spray — a spray a day should keep the grime away.

What is the best cleaner for hard water stains on shower doors?

Believe it or not, the best cleaner for glass shower doors can be white vinegar mixed with baking soda. This little mix (that you can make with household items) will help remove those hard-to-shake water stains from your glass doors. If you’d rather buy a vinegar cleaner instead of making your own, try this Mrs. Meyer's Vinegar Gel Cleaner or the Aunt Fannie's Glass & Window Vinegar Wash.

If your shower doesn’t have glass doors, and you use a shower curtain, read our Clean Team article, How (and when) to clean your shower curtain.

Other areas of your shower that can get downright dirty include your grout and your drains. For drains, grab one of the best drain cleaners for your shower like this Drainbo Septic System Treatment and read How to clean a clogged drain. For tackling grout, pick up the best grout cleaner for showers and this Grove Co. Grunge Buster Grout & Tile Brush.

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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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