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Homemade Bathtub Cleaner

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I’m always trying to find ways to make things at home.  Most of the time it’s because I run out of something and don’t want to run to the store so I find a way to make it myself.  However, this is not the case for the homemade bathtub cleaner.   I have asthma and many times it gets aggravated because I’m breathing in all the cleaners on cleaning day.  I have been using this great bathtub cleaner for a few years now and love it.

Here's a fantastic homemade bathtub cleaner that contains only 4 ingredients! It's super easy and smells great. You'll want to make it next time you clean.

Homemade Bathtub Cleaner

It’s really simple, only 3 ingredients, 4 if you count water.

Homemade Bathtub Cleaner


  • 1/2 box of Baking Soda
  • 2 teaspoons Dish detergent
  • 5 drops of Thieves Essential Oils (You can also use lemon or eucalyptus)
  • water

I put the baking soda and dish detergent into a bowl. Add just enough water, while stirring, to make a paste. Add in 5 drops of your Thieves essential oil and stir again.  It’s so easy. Usually I just head to the bathroom and spread the mixture out all over the tub. I scrub with a scrub brush until clean and then rinse.  I always worry about cleaners being left in there when I (or my kids) take a bath and then we’re sitting in the chemicals, but if any is left, there is nothing harmful.

Homemade Bathtub Cleaner

It smells so good and CLEAN and it doesn’t bother my asthma!  The Thieves oil I use is from the Young Living Essential Oils Starter Kit, which is a fantastic deal and you can make all your own cleaning products with the oils that come in that kit.

Hillary cole

Thursday 30th of July 2015

I am going to make this! My daughter has asthma and terrible allergies so I also hate strong smelling chemical based cleaners!

Ashley Tukiainen

Wednesday 29th of July 2015

I love thieves oil! smells amazing and is so good for you! Great mix too! I love cleaning with baking soda


Tuesday 28th of July 2015

This is great. Having little ones in the house, I always worry about using such harsh chemicals. Thanks for sharing


Monday 27th of July 2015

I adore homemade household products! Thanks so much for this! Do you think any dish detergent will work or does it have to be Dawn? I typically use Seventh generation, yeah, all natural.


Monday 27th of July 2015

Any dish detergent should do. I used Dawn because that's what I normally use.