How to Clean a Bathtub With Natural Ingredients

23 May 2023
Est. Reading: 2 minutes
What's in This Guide?
Cleaning Items You'll Need.
Washing soda aka soda crystals
Rubbing alcohol (IPA / Isopropanol)
400ml of water
Spray bottle of water
Rubber gloves
Magic eraser / small scrubbing brush


There is nothing better than a long, relaxing bath to unwind after a long day unless the state of your bath leaves something to be desired. Getting rid of grime, soap scum, and mineral deposits in your bathtub may seem like a nightmare. But if you follow a few easy steps, you can have it spotless in no time.

Our tried-and-tested homemade bathroom cleaner recipe is truly amazing! Made using washing soda (soda ash or soda crystals) and rubbing alcohol. The ingredients are eco-friendly, natural, and environmentally safe, as well as super cheap. Despite being a product that has been around for generations, washing soda is hardly used nowadays. Which is an absolute shame because it is so effective at cleaning.

So stop using harmful chemicals and start making your own natural cleaners. Read on to find out how to make a non-toxic, natural, all purpose bathroom cleaner.

Did You Know?
You can make your own washing soda at home, See the the guide here to find out how.

Step-By-Step Instructions

Instructions on making a homemade all purpose bathroom cleaner and how to use it to clean your bathtub.

Step One:
Fill a spray bottle with 400ml of warm water (warm water will give you the best results).

Step Two:
Add 50ml of rubbing alcohol into the water.

Step Three:
Add 50g of washing soda to the water solution.

Step Four:
Liberally spray the solution over your bathtub.

Step Five:
Leave it on for about 15 seconds for the rubbing alcohol to penetrate the dirt.

Step Six:
Use your magic sponge to rub down the mixture.

Step Seven:
Rinse the solution out with water.

Conclusion and Tips

Cleaning your bathtub with a homemade all purpose cleaner is easier and safer than using harsh commercial ingredients. Some helpful tips to keep your bathtub cleaner for longer are as follows:

  • After taking a bath, rinse the tub with warm, clean water and blot up any excess moisture with a sponge or microfiber cloth.
  • Always use warm water to rinse cleaning products from your bath.
  • If you are sharing a bathroom or have hard water in your home, it is recommended to deep clean your bathtub weekly.
  • If your bathtub has a shower screen, you might want to use a squeegee to remove extra water each time you shower.

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