Mix Dish Soap with Just One Other Ingredient and Your Shower Will Be Spotless


The shower is a difficult place to clean. Mostly because it keeps getting dirty, no matter what we do. Often, we let soap scum and other shower stains build up, whether it’s because we don’t have time or don’t want to clean! Whatever the reason, persistent shower stains are very difficult to remove. Well, don’t worry about the shape of your shower, because the Clean Queen has a brilliant shower cleaner that will work on all stubborn shower stains!

This miracle cleaner only requires two ingredients, both of which are easy to find – you probably have them under your kitchen sink right now! But when these two cleaners are mixed together, they create a super-cleaning product that will make your shower sparkle like new.

Whether you have tile, fiberglass, or faux marble in your shower, this DIY cleaner can get the job done.

Here’s what you need to get your shower sparkling clean:


  • 1 cup Dawn dishwasher soap
  • 1 cup heated vinegar
  • Funnel
  • Spray bottle
  • Sponge


  1. Heat up your vinegar in the microwave or on the stove; it should only be warm to the touch, not scalding hot.
  2. Use a funnel to get both ingredients into your spray bottle.
  3. Roll the spray bottle around to combine the two ingredients.
  4. To use, spray a heavy coat of the mixture onto your shower wall. Use the scrubbing side of a sponge to gently rub the mixture in.
  5. Leave this spray to sit on your shower walls for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, wash each wall one at a time with cold water.

If you’re going to wash your shower floor, too (which might not be a bad idea), make sure you clean this part last. The reason why is pretty straight forward: this is a soap mixture, which means the ground is going to get slippery. And we don’t want you to slip and fall in the shower!

When making your miracle shower cleaner, make sure of two things:

  1. The vinegar should not be too hot when you’re heating it up! You don’t want it to be boiling or even get too hot that you can’t comfortably put a finger in the liquid. You’re simply heating it up.
  2. Do not shake the bottle to combine the two ingredients. Shaking the bottle will cause suds (remember, there’s dish soap in there) which is what we DO NOT want. Just roll the bottle in your hands to combine the mixture.

If you’ve been struggling to find the perfect thing to rid your shower of soap scum or hard water stains, give this easy miracle mixture a try.

This is such a simple, inexpensive way to get your shower seriously clean! And believe us, after letting this miracle cleaner soak on your shower walls, your shower WILL be seriously clean.

What do you think of this DIY shower cleaner?

Do you clean the shower in a different way?