The bathroom shower gets quite dirty very fast for many reasons. Dust from our body when we take shower and soap are the two biggest causes why showers get dirty. Then, if your shower doesn’t have good ventilation, mould and bacteria start to grow as well.
But the toughest of them all is the water build-up. It leaves soap marks that are nearly impossible to remove regardless of how much soap and hot water you use.
Having a filthy shower is not only bad for general maintenance of your home but can also really harm you, especially the mould and bacteria build-up. Remember, those two things love wet and dark places. While using harsh chemicals such as bleach and traditional cleaning formulas are so strong they are also not good for your health.
But don’t worry, there’s always a solution and it doesn’t include toxic chemicals. This article will guide you on how to determine if the non-toxic bathroom shower cleaner is eco-friendly, I will then list a few recommended products to help you keep your bathroom shower pristine.
HOW TO MAKE A HOMEMADE BATHROOM SHOWER CLEANER
Of course, there is a homemade bathroom shower that you can make on your own without buying a commercial one.
You can mix 1/2 cup baking soda, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 5 cups of water, then place it in a spray bottle. Spray it around the bathroom shower, let it soak for 5 minutes, then wipe it down with a sponge or cloth. If there is water build-up present, use a brush to scrub it off.
You should do this at least once a week to avoid having any water minerals sitting on your shower, especially on the metal areas such as the shower head, faucet, and drains. If your bathroom has a glass divider, you can also use this formula.
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In case it doesn’t work, you might have to rely on commercial cleaners. Let’s talk about that in the next part.
HOW TO CHOOSE AN ECO-FRIENDLY SHOWER CLEANER
Today, technology and the trend of an eco-friendly lifestyle have brought us products that are less harmful to our environment. These products were not limited to recyclable packaging or non-toxic food containers. We now have eco-friendly and non-toxic cleaning products, from laundry detergents to dish soap, from toilet bowl cleaners to biodegradable trash bags, and bathroom shower cleaners.
But having a label “eco-friendly” doesn’t mean it is actually eco-friendly. There are some things to consider before taking the word of businesses especially if they have a brand that produces cleaning products. Below, is a list of how to determine if the earth-friendly bathroom shower cleaner is non-toxic and made of eco-friendly ingredients and containers.
First, look at the ingredients. You want to avoid toxic, strong, and harsh chemicals that can be found in common but toxic household cleaners. You want to avoid ingredients such as ammonia, synthetic fragrances, dyes, phosphates, and other hard-to-pronounce words.
You want to look for plant and mineral-based ingredients and essential oils. You also want to make sure that the eco-friendly bathroom shower cleaner is safe for septic tanks and waterways.
Another thing to check is the company’s or brand’s ethics. You want to choose a producer that doesn’t test on animals (i.e cruelty-free, it should have a logo of the leaping bunny), you also want the bottle or packaging made of recyclable materials or it’s biodegradable. It’s an extra point if the factory is running on renewable energy or working towards it.
A decade ago, eco-friendly products are more expensive than the average ones you see in stores. But today, these amazing and non-toxic formulas are becoming more normal, which means the prices are more affordable.
You want to choose a cleaner for your bathroom shower that won’t cost you more than you are already spending. Check if you can get a discount if you buy them in bulk or look for discounts when there are big sales such as Black Friday and the holidays.
Finally, check reviews. Sure, you can simply buy a small bottle and try, but why waste that money? You might end up buying 2-3 different brands and the cleaners will just stay on the shelf. Luckily, consumers can now look up reviews on different platforms to see if the product actually works.
But don’t just look at one site, look at other online stores, watch review videos, and read other websites’ feedback.
BEST NON-TOXIC BATHROOM SHOWER CLEANERS
And to the fun part – the list! Below, you will find a recommended list of our favourite bathroom shower cleaners. Some of these cleaners can also be used on tiles and bathtubs, which saves you money and allows you to just do a quick clean of the entire or at least half of the bathroom area.
When cleaning your bathroom shower, cleaning the mirrors and the glass dividers is also a big part. You can use the same eco-friendly glass or window cleaner you have for the ones in the shower.
Better Life Natural Tub and Tile Cleaner
Better Life is a very cool cleaning brand, they make eco-friendly cleaning formulas from dish soaps, non-toxic cleaning wipes, and even a floor cleaner.
This specific product of Better Life is made of biodegradable ingredients, made of plant-based power and synthetic fragrances and added dyes. You can use this on tub and tile, but also safe for toilet seats and shower walls.
Method Daily Shower Cleaner
Tired of slimy spots in your bathroom caused by water and soap together? Method’s Daily Shower Cleaner can help you deal with it. Although called “daily”, using it once or twice a week is enough if there are 1-2 people using the shower. If more people, for better result, use this cleaner every other day. This product is non-toxic, developed with plant-based powergreen technology, and prevents soap scum to build up.
Aunt Fannie’s Bathroom Cleaner
This brand is known for making cleaners based on a natural cleaning agent – vinegar. But it doesn’t mean that this non-toxic bathroom shower cleaner will smell like vinegar. Together with its organic ingredients, it also has essential oils that produce a nice smell. You can also use this product on bathroom counters, tubs, tiles, and even fixtures.
Ecos Shower Cleaner
This plant-power shower cleaner is made without ammonia, chlorine, 1,4 Dioxane, and synthetic fragrance. Instead, it’s made of tea tree oil, aloe vera, and other natural ingredients (decyl glucoside, corn-derived solvent, sodium citrate to name a few). ECOS is also Zero Waste Platinum certified and this 100% vegan.
Attitude All-Purpose Bathroom Cleaner
Attitude is one of my favourite cleaning brands. Their products are truly hypoallergenic, gentle on the skin, and don’t produce strong scents. Their store is also climate pledge friendly on Amazon. This bathroom shower cleaner is produced with plant-based ingredients and crafted with renewable raw materials. Attitude’s product is also cruelty-free, vegan, and the packaging is recyclable.
Seventh Generation Bathroom Cleaner
Seventh Generation is another cleaning brand that we have featured on our site many times. The cleaning products of the Seventh Generation are not only effective but also affordable and easy to find. You can find their formulas online and also in supermarkets near you. Thie bathroom cleaner is non-toxic, you don’t even have to rinse the surfaces you spray it on simply wipe and out, and done. It is made with plant ingredients, bottled with recycled materials, and 100% cruelty-free.
Biokleen Bathroom Cleaner
This incredible bathroom cleaner will leave your shower area smelling good and no soap and water build-up left and ensures that no bacteria is left behind. Biokleen is also climate pledge friendly on Amazon, meaning the company is committed to producing cleaning items that are eco-friendly. It contains bio-active formula generated from plant-based ingredients without harsh chemicals. This non-toxic bathroom shower cleaner was also not tested on animals.
Mrs. Meyer’s Tub & Tile Cleaner
Inspired by a full-time mother who loves to keep her home clean, this brand focuses on delivering cleaning products that are toxic-free to family households. The ingredients used to make this bathroom cleaner are 100% mineral and plant-based, so it’s safe to be around your, pets, and children and doesn’t ruin your septic tank. There are four scents you can choose from; basil, honeysuckle, lavender, and lemon verbena.
VERDICT ON THE BEST BATHROOM SHOWER CLEANER
My personal favourite is Attitude’s bathroom cleaner, it does the job, leaves my bathroom smelling great, and it’s very affordable. If that’s not available near you, Better Life Tub & Tile Cleaner or Biokleen Bac-Out Bathroom Cleaner are both fantastic options and are available in many countries.
Keeping the bathroom clean is a hard task. It’s the place where we clean ourselves, so it’s natural that it collects all the dirt and grimy dust we remove from ourselves. But with enough attention and help from an effective and eco-friendly cleaner, it’s possible to keep the bathroom clean and smells great.
I hope that you found this list of best non-toxic bathroom shower cleaners helpful.