Last Updated: December 7, 2021

11 best shower cleaners for sparkling bathtubs & tile.

WRITTEN BY Grove Collaborative • 20 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 Cream Cleaner channels the scratch-free cleaning power of baking soda to help keep your bathroom, kitchen, and other rooms their cleanest. This household cleaner is made in the USA, paraben-free, bleach-free, non-caustic, and Leaping Bunny–certified. Plus, it …

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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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.
    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 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 …

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, especially since it’s one of the most-used rooms by houseguests. Clean like a pro with help from method foaming bathroom cleaner’s nontoxic powergreen technology, and say goodbye to nasty mold and mildew buildup for good. Use this foam bathroom cleaner on tubs, tile, sinks, …

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 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 …

28 Oz
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11. Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray

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Kill harmful germs and knock out odors with a quick spritz of Seventh Generation Disinfectant Spray. This product makes disinfecting so easy that using it on the regular will become second nature. Need to clean your phone? Spritz. Someone got a cold? Spritz. Kitty prancing around on your countertops? Spritz. The active ingredient, Thymol, is the …

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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