Maintaining a gleaming white bathtub can be challenging, especially in older tubs. Not everyone wants to scrub frequently with harsh chemicals that may be harmful to you and your family. 

Fortunately, Jon Cronin, founder and Co-Owner of Glimmer Cleaning Co., has shared some tried-and-true methods to keep your bathtub looking incredible using basic household essentials.

Hydrogen Peroxide & Baking Soda Paste

Hydrogen peroxide acts as a natural bleaching agent and disinfectant, effectively removing stains and killing bacteria. Baking soda serves as a gentle abrasive, scrubbing away grime without damaging the surface. Together, they form a powerful cleaning duo that restores the bathtub’s whiteness and leaves it hygienically clean.

How to Use It:

  1. Mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda into a thick paste.
  2. Apply the paste generously to the bathtub surface, focusing on stained areas.
  3. Allow it to sit for 30 minutes.
  4. Scrub the surface with a non-abrasive sponge.
  5. Rinse thoroughly with water.

Vinegar & Dish Soap Spray

White vinegar is excellent at dissolving soap scum and mineral deposits, which often cause a dull and dirty tub. Dish soap cuts through grease and grime, making this combination an eco-friendly and highly effective cleaning solution. This method cleans and deodorizes your bathtub, leaving it fresh and sparkling.

How to Use It:

  1. Mix equal parts white vinegar and dish soap in a spray bottle.
  2. Spray the mixture generously over the bathtub surface.
  3. Let it sit for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Scrub the tub with a sponge or cloth.
  5. Rinse well with water.

Regular Maintenance with Microfiber Cloths

Microfiber cloths are designed to trap dirt and grime without scratching surfaces, making them perfect for regular bathtub maintenance. Wipe down the tub after each use to prevent soap scum and mineral buildup from forming. This practice, combined with a weekly deep clean with a mild all-purpose cleaner, will ensure that your bathtub remains in pristine condition with minimal effort.

How to Use It:

  1. After each use, wipe down the bathtub with a microfiber cloth.
  2. For a deeper clean, use a mild all-purpose cleaner weekly.

Increasing Interest in Bathtub Cleaning

New analysis of Google Trends data revealed that searches for “how to clean bathtub” skyrocketed 853% on Friday, June 21st, as people struggle to keep their tubs white. The research, conducted by Glimmer Cleaning Co., showed that searches for this topic soared to ten times their average volume on June 21st, an unprecedented rise according to the search data analysis.

Hashtags like “deep clean” and “house cleaning” remain popular on TikTok as people seek the best ways to attain a clean home.


These eco-friendly solutions and regular maintenance practices will not only maintain the pristine appearance of your bathtub but also ensure a healthier and safer environment for you and your family.  By embracing these simple yet effective tips, you can enjoy a sparkling clean bathtub without resorting to harsh chemicals or excessive scrubbing.

Remember, a clean bathtub enhances the overall aesthetics and hygiene of your bathroom, promoting a more relaxing and enjoyable bathing experience.

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