Homemade Bathtub Cleaner Recipe


The bathroom is the least favourite room in the house to clean, and it’s no different for me in our household. While most surfaces are reasonably easy to clean, even the toilet, it’s the bathtub that really takes the most amount of effort to clean. With kids playing sport or getting grubby in the garden, the bathtub gets a serious workout, and the grime can build up pretty quickly.

With the children spending time every day washing themselves in the bathtub, it’s really important to me that what we use to clean the tub itself is natural. The last thing I want is our children naked in the bath with chemical residue from cleaning products mixing in with the water. So I came up with this natural homemade bathtub cleaner.



  • 500ml of water
  • 3 Tbsp of liquid castile soap
  • 30 drops of tea tree oil


  1. Mix all of the ingredients together in a large bowl
  2. Pour the mix into a spray bottle

So easy.


There’s no getting away from the spray, scrub, rinse and repeat cycle when cleaning the bathtub. The only difference this time is you won’t have any horrible odours and foul chemicals getting in the way.


If you’ve got a shower and bathtub combo, a great idea is to have your bathtub cleaning products handy so you can clean while showering. Now that’s what I call killing two birds with one stone! As I said, cleaning the bathtub for me is probably my least favourite chore, so if I can get it done during my shower time is a real bonus.

By using natural bathtub cleaning products, you can clean without any horrible smells or nasty fumes, and your kids will be safe from any lingering chemicals that may have been left behind after a clean with commercially bought products.

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“The house was clean, scrubbed and immaculate, curtains washed, windows polished, but all as a man does it - the ironed curtains did not hang quite straight and there were streaks on the windows and a square showed on the table when a book was moved.” ― John Steinbeck, East of Eden

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