How to Make a 3-Ingredient Bleach Alternative Shower Cleaner

POPSUGAR Photography | Kelly Ladd
POPSUGAR Photography | Kelly Ladd

Bleach can be harsh both for the environment and your lungs. If your family isn't that keen on using the heavy-duty cleaner to scrub your shower or if someone in your home is sensitive to chemical smells, we have something almost just as good. The best part: you more than likely already have all the ingredients in your home.

It takes just a little bit of elbow grease to scrub off all of the grime. Depending on the amount of grunge, you may have to do two rounds compared to the one round of bleach, but, hey, sometimes it's worth it.

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • Dish soap
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Baking soda
Step 1

Step 1

Sprinkle baking soda around the bottom of the shower. The baking soda will disinfect and double as an abrasive.

Step 2

Step 2

Drizzle dish soap on top of the baking soda. The dish soap will foam up and help clean off the grime.

Step 3

Step 3

Pour hydrogen peroxide on top of the mixture. The hydrogen peroxide kills bacteria and will brighten the tile and grout.

Step 4

Step 4

Use your scrub brush to clean the shower. Let the solution soak in for about an hour or even all day — the longer, the better, actually. Then rinse off.

Step 5

Step 5

To keep the shower looking good and without having to do a major scrubbing ordeal again, spritz hydrogen peroxide all over the shower after each use.

Yes, this mixture isn't bleach, so it won't completely whiten all of the grout. But it's a pretty awesome, healthier alternative.