diy bathroom natural tile scrub

Bathroom tiles and corners of shower cubicles can easily accumulate muck and mould. I noticed the groves of the tiles in my bathroom were turning black, yikes! I would have turned to some kind of bleach stain remover in the past. The last time I used something like that, I experienced a deep burn in my nose and throat, as well as dry, itchy skin that lasted for weeks! Just these two reasons alone, are enough reason for me to switch to a natural cleaning alternative. And here you are – a natural DIY bathroom tile scrub. 


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After some research, I tried this natural bathroom tile scrub recipe (below) as it seemed like the easiest one to make. It includes basic natural cleaning agents that you probably already have in your kitchen. 

Instead of liquid castile soap, I used soap nut concentrate (I don’t easily find castile soap where I live). You can learn how to make a soap nut concentrate here. (Tip: make the concentrate in batches and store in the fridge so it’s ready when you need it) 

DIY Natural Bathroom Tile Scrub

¾ cup baking soda
¼ cup unscented liquid castile soap (In my case I used soap nut concentrate)
1 tablespoon water
1 tablespoon vinegar
5–10 drops Lemon essential oil

Tip: Add a generous pinch of unrefined salts like sea salt or Himalayan rock salt (or even Epsom Salt) to the mix for extra natural scrubbing, cleaning and deodorizing action. 



  1. In a bowl, combine baking soda and castile soap.
  2. Add water and stir.
  3. Add vinegar and essential oil. The consistency should be a soft paste.
  4. Store in an airtight container.

Paste the mixture along the tile grooves or on areas that are looking stained or dull. Leave the mixture sit for 15 minutes to half an hour. Then scrub and wash off. Wipe down the tiles with a microfibre cloth.  

soap nuts


Lemon Essential Oil for natural cleaning

Lemon has a clean, fresh and citrus aroma and is also known for its purifying properties. It is a popular choice for cleaning surfaces and purifying due to its cleansing and deodorizing characteristics. In addition, using Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade lemon essential oil is uplifting and energizing so whilst cleaning, you receive its benefits too! 

Where to buy Lemon Essential Oil 

When you buy essential oils, it is important to ensure that you are receiving a high quality, pure, and potent product. If you are looking for pure Lemon essential oil, visit my essential oils page to see how you can order your own today. At doTERRA, we use CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® testing to make sure every bottle has the purest oil possible. 


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