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    The 28 Best Products To Combat The Grossest Bathroom Problems

    Because we are done dry heaving as soon as we open the bathroom door.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A shower door cleaner to remove the stubborn hard-water spots that make your glass look gross and foggy. Once you use it your glass panels will be so clear that you might accidentally walk right into them.

    Reviewer photo of dirty glass shower door
    Reviewer photo of same shower door after cleaning with Rain-X cleaner

    Promising review: "This product works beautifully. I tried a lot of products to remove the hard water from my glass shower. I have to admit the first time I used it with a cloth it was not very effective. The second time I used a nonabrasive sponge for glass, it turned out beautiful just like the first day the glass was installed." —EJP

    Get it from Amazon for $11.62.

    2. A bottle of Schitt spray that'll ~clear the air~ when it's time to do the two. Just spray this rose-scented toilet spray into the bowl before you go and voilà, your bathroom will go from "ew, David!" to "yes, David!"

    the large and small spray bottles with labels that read "Schitt Spray, Ew, David" with David Rose's face on them
    Serendipitous Essentials Boutique / Etsy

    Serendipitous Essentials Boutique is a woman-owned small business out of Boston that makes handcrafted essential-oil products for the home. 

    Promising review: "Love this spray!!! It works great and the scent is lovely. The small travel size is perfect for my purse!" —Nancy

    Get a full-size bottle and a travel size from Serendipitous Essentials Boutique on Etsy for $16.50.

    3. The Bucko soap scum and grime remover spray, which'll make all the pesky gunk and grime in your bathroom disappear. From yellow-stained bathtubs to dull chrome fixtures, this no-bleach, no-acid, and no–harsh chemicals cleaner will keep everything looking new.

    A before an after photo with a hand spraying the product on a soap scum-filled tub on one side, and then the tub completely clean on the other

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Mallory McInnis swears by this stuff! Here's what she has to say about it: "Have you ever seen the movie The Santa Clause? There's a scene where Tim Allen's character shaves away his white beard and then ~WHOOSH!~ it reappears instantaneously. That's basically my bathtub and soap scum. I've tried many products to keep it at bay, but this is the only one that has ever really worked. Not only does it have a cute dog on the packaging, it also allows me to (easily!) wipe away dastardly soap scum without having to use a lot of muscle! Which is great, because I don't exactly have a lot of muscle to use."

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in three sizes).

    4. A TubShroom for collecting the mass of hair that would normally clog your drain. When the water in your shower/tub starts to drain slower than usual, pop this product out, clean out the hair it's collected, and insert it back into the drain.

    TubShroom Hair Catcher / YouTube

    This thing collects all the icky loose hair neatly around it (at the bottom, so you can't see it when the TubShroom is in place), so all you have to do is wipe it off! It's super simple, yet so genius that some folks are about ready to make it their religion — read for yourself:

    Promising review: "The TubShroom is a life changer. To market this simply as a revolutionary bathtub strainer is to degrade the perfection of the TubShroom. People often describe their life split into ages, from childhood to college, from marriage to the birth of their children, career growth to retirement. I see my life divided into two distinct periods centered on one singular event: the gloomy, pestilent dark ages before TubShroom, and all the glorious, magnificent days thereafter. No amount of glowing, favorable adjectives will ever do justice to the magnificence of the TubShroom. These are but feeble, limiting words, which by their very nature, cannot capture the richness, splendor and transcendent power that is the TubShroom. The TubShroom is embodied enlightenment disguised as a humble implement to avoid bathtub clogs." —Zerubba U Levi

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in five colors). If you don't have a sunken-in drain that can fit the Tubshroom, Oxo makes a good universal drain protector you can get from Amazon for $9.99.

    5. Or if your tub or sink is already draining slowly, try a FlexiSnake Drain Millipede to remove the hair and other gross gunk. The snake latches onto trapped hair and debris and gets 'em out, stat. See ya, gobs of hair, old chunks of toothpaste, and other nasty things that are stuck your drain.,

    Promising review: "It immediately latched onto the hair clogging my drain like some kind of an alien extraterrestrial creature. I was disgusted and amused at the same time. I tried it on my other drains and it worked well. This thing is incredible for removing hair in your drain." —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99.

    6. A super-affordable, game-changing power scrubber if you need to deep clean your bathroom — especially grout! — in a major way.

    Natalie Brown / BuzzFeed

    BuzzFeed shopping editor Natalie Brown put this baby to the test, and here's what she had to say: "This thing works small miracles: I cleaned about half of my bathroom's grout to its original sparkling-clean cream color in 40 minutes, and it took honestly no effort at all. I literally sat on the floor, dipped the bristles in a Castile soap dilution (2–3 drops of soap + 1/2 cup of water; but you could use almost any cleaner of your choice), then lazily ran the scrubber back and forth over a 6-inch section of grimy, dark-gray grout — and it only took about 30 seconds for that grout to go from dingy to bright. I started by using the specialty grout brush, but then I decided to try it with the default brush and that seemed to work just as well, IMHO!" Check out her full power scrubber review.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99. You can also get a special grout-cleaning brush head that can be swapped in for the regular one for $8.49.

    7. Or a grout pen that literally paints white paint onto grout that's stained beyond fixing. One pen covers up to 150 feet of grout.


    Promising review: "I was pleasantly surprised by how far these went. I did the entire floor of my large master bathroom plus a little of the shower with one pen. It is pretty forgiving and you have quite a bit of working time before it dries completely. This was not a quick task, but it went faster than I thought it would. I was worried the white would look too bright, but it just makes everything look so much cleaner. I'm very happy with this product!" —Jenelle

    Get it on Amazon for $8.99+ (available in a narrow or wide tip).

    8. A hairbrush-cleaning tool to get all the dead hair out of your brush, because using your fingers to pull it out can get gross and messy really fast.

    The reviewer above got such amazing results by using this tool along with soaking their brush in a Dawn and diluted vinegar solution!

    Promising review: "When I bought this I was really skeptical. I am grossed out by my hairbrush and clean it all the time. I've soaked it in vinegar and tea tree oil, used a toothbrush, scrubbed it with shampoo, picked it clean by hand — everything you can think of. Still, it's so hard to get the little lint that forms at the base of the brush — they don't dissolve off and you have to pick them off the bristles one by one because a toothbrush won't even break them up. This thing works amazingly. I don't know why, it just does — the particular texture of the bristles on this really grabs everything. It scraped the little lint rings right off and now my brush is cleaner, 10 times as fast." —HeartsofHavoc

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    9. A simple yet effective "Please put me down" toilet seat sticker if your bathroom has frequent visitors who, ahem, make a mess.

    the small sticker on the top of the lower side of a raised toilet seat
    Emma's Craze / Etsy

    Emma's Craze is a woman-owned small business in Tampa, Florida, that specializes in cute and practical household decals.

    Promising review: "Great product! I love that the seller added a handwritten note. Awesome personal touch, and the sticker went on perfectly. It’s been there for over a week now and it still looks the same as it did when I first put it on. 10/10 highly recommend!!" —Ansley Blake

    Get it from Emma's Craze on Etsy for $5 (available in 24 colors).

    10. A pack of Magic Erasers to arm yourself with before tackling the tough job of cleaning any stained surface in your bathroom. This all-in-one product is a game changer and dissolves as it works so the cleanup from the cleanup is minimal at best.


    These melamine eraser sponges are super tough on stains, but won't damage the surface underneath said stain.

    Promising review: "I never thought I'd be able to get the weird pink soap stains out of my tub. Picture someone scrubbing with cleaning products until their arms were sore, to no avail. But this worked with no effort! It's unbelievable. Please never let this go off the market!" —Catherine King

    Get a ten pack from Amazon for $12.10.

    11. A handled pumice stone that over 3,000 reviewers swear by for getting rid of harsh hard-water stains without harsh chemicals.


    Promising review: "We rented a home and the toilets were disgusting. Someone suggested a pumice stone and let me tell you, it was amazing! The picture above is after just five minutes with the stone. I'd tried bleach, every toilet bowl cleaner available, and countless hours of scrubbing to no avail, but this stone worked instantly! I'll be buying several more!! The stone does dissolve when scrubbing so you need a couple, but I was able to do almost two toilets that looked awful with one stone!" —CristaCross

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    12. A hard water stain remover you'll want to apply to shower doors and sink handles that look grimy. Water stains and mineral buildup will be history with this formula, which will leave your bathroom areas shiny and stain free. / Via,

    Promising review: "I swear this is unbelievable! All I did was dampen a microfiber pad and add some of this product and cover the doors. I let it sit for about 10 minutes until getting the same pad wet and literally wiping the soap scum with ease! I will forever keep this in my product list and the best thing about it is that it is nontoxic." —Miya

    Get it from Amazon for $17.77.

    13. A jet cleaner that's specifically designed to break down and remove the dirty soap buildup and bath and body oils from the inside of your jetted bathtub, Jacuzzi, or Whirlpool.

    bubbly jet tub with brown goo coming from vents

    Promising review: "Love this stuff. I was skeptical at first. I am a huge germaphobe and this worked well enough for me to actually take a bath at my new place with the jets on!" —Ann

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    14. A bottle of wood polish to refresh bathroom cabinetry that's seen better days. From water stains to normal wear and tear, this polish will have your cabinets looking brand new.

    Image of water stained wood cabinet with the wood looking completely restored in after pic

    Promising review: "I have relatively old, and pretty worn, cherrywood cabinets in both bathrooms. I decided to change hardware which gave me an opportunity to use this product on the cabinets before putting on new hardware. It was pretty amazing how quickly I could see a difference. One set of doors sucked up the oil-based conditioner so quickly I had to reapply multiple times — which is fine because it made a big difference. No, it won't fix everything. But they look so much better! I used about half a bottle for six vanity cabinet doors. It goes a pretty long way. No strong scent. Plan to throw away the cloth you use for application and polishing. Recommend highly!" —Jen

    Get a bottle from Amazon for $8.

    15. A set of drill brushes that are a literal miracle. The bristles are soft enough to handle delicate surfaces like glass and old tile, but strong enough to take on stubborn buildup on grout and in toilets.


    The set comes with a 2-inch flat brush, a 4-inch flat brush, and a round brush. The drill isn't included, but you can grab a basic Black and Decker one ($27.83 on Amazon) that'll do the trick.

    Promising review: "I thought my hard-water stains would never come off my shower doors, but I bought this awesome brush set, and it's amazing! I’ve tried all the hacks — drier sheets, clean erasers, lemon, vinegar — nothing works like this brush! I used Zep shower cleaner with it! In the picture, the side on the right is the part of the door I cleaned, and I still have to clean the left side." —Traci D.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in six colors and stiffness levels).

    16. Or, if you don't already own a drill and don't care to, an electric spinning scrubber with a series of snap-on heads suitable for all bathroom surfaces.

    the white spinning brush with its included attachments

    Promising review: "This scrubber enables me to clean grouts and multiple tile floors (especially standing showers). I tested it on my standing shower; it cleaned very nicely. The battery held up well and still had plenty of power to clean the kitchen granite. I am glad it comes with multiple attachments which provides variety in cleaning for different surfaces." —Jenil Doshi

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99.

    17. An aromatherapy eucalyptus shower/bath pouch to hang in your bathing area. The steam from your bath or shower will activate the eucalyptus oil and produce a wonderful smell that will have you feeling like you're at a spa.

    a eucalyptus shower pouch hanging from a bathtub's handle valve
    Eucalyptus Blooms / Etsy

    Eucalyptus Blooms is a small business based in Charlotte, North Carolina, that sells eucalyptus and lavender shower and bath products and bouquets.

    Promising review: "I am in love, oh my gosh! The smell is delightful. I am thankful for the three pouches because I can share them with my family. They're exactly what we need for our three bathrooms. We're so excited for the benefits these offer. I walk into the bathroom and 😍" —Melissa Aguilar

    Get it from Eucalyptus Blooms on Etsy for $14.39+ (available in three or five  packs).

    18. A plant-based tub-and-tile cleaner that utilizes tea tree and eucalyptus oils to make your bathroom sparkling clean without harsh chemicals.

    model wipes away grime from shower wall with cloth and tub and tile cleaner

    Promising review: "I have an old shower/bathtub. I tried name-brand shower cleaners and bleach to try to clean the soap scum off the tiles and tub. I had no luck and I would cough and get sick because of how strong the smell was. I thought I would try this to save my lungs. I sprayed my entire shower and left it for about 15 minutes. Came back and rinsed off the walls and they were shiny! I've never had such a clean shower. The smell is amazing and subtle." —Amber Erwin

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $12.99.

    19. Deodorizing fizzy tablets for your perpetually stinky toilet. Just place one in the bowl, watch it fizz, and your throne will smell like fresh-picked lavender (plus it'll be disinfected!).

    White deodorizing fizzy tabs with a lavender scent in a brown package
    Pardo Naturals

    Pardo Naturals is a Black woman–owned business that sells all-natural body, hair, and cleaning products. From bath bombs to toilet tabs, you'll find so many skincare and home items made with good-for-you ingredients.

    Get them from Pardo Naturals for $8 (available in five scents).

    20. A Wet & Forget shower cleaner that literally works while you sleep. Spray your shower and tub surface problem areas before you hit the hay and then rinse it off in the morning. It's really that easy.

    From top left to bottom right: gradual fading of grimy shower drain stains after using the spray

    Promising review: "Long story short, the tub in my kids' bathroom was atrocious, due to spotty cleaning and hard water. I bought this with a heavy dose of skepticism, even though the reviews were mighty impressive. On the back of the bottle, it says that you may need several daily applications before your tub is clean, and then you can switch to weekly application. I'm on day three, and let me say, even if this stuff worked no further, I AM BLOWN AWAY. The shower looks close to new. A couple more days, and I'll be able to switch to weekly! I won't post pictures because I'm embarrassed of how bad it looked before. But seriously, I am SO happy to have discovered this product, and I plan to keep on using it." —Tee

    Get a 64-ounce bottle from Amazon for $16.89

    21. A glass-cleaning kit for your bathroom mirror that's always foggy and stained. It comes with a mini glass cleaner and microfiber glass cloth that'll gently wipe away grime without leaving streaks, because no one wants a mirror selfie that has icky stuff stuck on the mirror.

    the glass cleaning kit with clear bottle and purple microfiber cloth
    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    You can also use this cleaning duo on other bathroom surfaces, including chromed faucets and glass shower doors.

    Cleaning Studio is a small business based in Connecticut that specializes in 100% natural cleaning goods, including microfiber cloths, glass cleaners, and oven scrubs.

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $11.99

    22. A bottle of Tilex Mold and Mildew Remover spray so surfaces in your bathroom can get a deep clean without deep scrubbing. This formula kills 99.9% of mold and mildew and quickly lifts them away from shower tiles.

    Promising review: "I live in an older apartment complex with the original tile and caulking in the bathroom and I’ve been battling mold in the bathroom since day one. However, I haven’t been able to get the dark color from mold out of the shower caulking until I used this Tilex! I’ve used every product and nothing has worked until now! I’ll definitely buy again and keep on hand at all times for my mold-cleaning issues! Great product!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pack of two 16-ounce bottles from Amazon for $21.90.

    23. A pack of drain deodorizer strips to combat stinky sinks. Listen, we don't know why or how sinks get so smelly, but there is a cure! And it's this stick.

    hand holds green drain deodorizer strip

    Promising review: "This stuff works great to eliminate nasty odors from my drains. It initially took a couple of weeks to start working, but after about a month the lingering cloud of funk that would smack me in the face when I walked past the bathroom sink first thing in the morning was gone! The only downside is that you have to keep buying them and slipping one into the drain every so often or the odor will come back. But as long as it keeps working, I'll keep buying them!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a 12-pack from Amazon for $6.46.

    24. A bottle of all-purpose cleaner that smells so good you'll look forward to cleaning. I have a bathroom with no windows and a weak overhead fan, so unfortunately smells linger. This all-natural product uses five powerful plant- and mineral-based ingredients to combat grime and leave the room smelling divine.

    A person holds up the all purpose cleaner in a bathroom
    Sally Elshorafa / BuzzFeed

    Humble Suds is a small cleaning brand run by two moms — Holli Schaub and Jennifer Parnell — in Evergreen, Colorado. All of their products are made from powerful, plant-based ingredients and packaged with recyclable materials. 

    Promising review: "I love this new essential oil scent. It smells amazing, disinfects naturally, and I trust the simple, natural ingredients. I use this spray on everything — counters, toilets, cooktop — even mirrors because it doesn’t leave streaks! I have now replaced all my previous cleaning products with a couple of Humble Suds products that work on every surface of our home. I feel incredibly grateful to have found this brand for the health of my family." —Andrealaine White

    Get it from Humble Suds for $14.95 (available in three scents).

    25. A canister of 90 heavy-duty cleaning wipes to wipe down the everyday buildup of a frequently used bathroom.

    container of wipes next to wipes covered in dirt and debris post-cleaning

    Promising review: "I absolutely love Tub O' Towels. The towels themselves are huge and they smell like citrus goodness. They cut grease, clean up cat messes (you know what I mean), dirty bathroom sinks, tubs, funky countertops, the list is endless. I live with teenage boys and these towels hold up." —Joann Stallbaumer

    Get it from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in eight sizes).

    26. A bottle of Kaboom bathroom cleaner with OxiClean and a nice citrus scent. The foam comes out blue and turns white when it has finished doing its job. Then you hose it down and wipe it off and the grime is gone. No seriously, it's that easy.

    Reviewer's before and after shot of a dirty and clean floor

    Promising review: "How did I not know about this cleaner? Sprayed it on a shower wall and spa tub...and watched in amazement. Wiped it down, hosed it off and was done! It worked so well that I pulled the cover off the furnace door (was dreading it)...leaned it in the tub, sprayed...and rubbed a brush over it quickly, hosed it off with the shower sprayer and was done so quick...Great price...I am a caregiver for my mom, and the time this saved me cleaning her bathroom today alone is worth gold! It didn't leave a slippery feeling and no strong odors." —sheila

    Get it from Amazon for $3.59.

    27. A mold and mildew spray that produces dramatic results. That dark spot in the ceiling corner of your ultra humid bathroom? It's time to get rid of it.

    Reviewer's before and after photo of mildew on the ceiling of the bathroom

    Note: Mold infestations can be really serious, so please consult a professional if you think your mold problem is more than minor. 

    Promising review: "I bought this because my teen kids' bathroom had a strong mildew odor and noticed that their bathroom ceiling was full of mold. We spent two weeks in a row buying everything we can from Home Depot and Lowes to remove it but nothing worked to remove all of it. In fact, we were scrubbing so hard that we were actually removing the paint. We figured that all we can do at that point was to remodel the bathroom and replace the ceiling and walls. Luckily, I found this product and purchased the small spray bottle. I couldn't believe that the mold was actually disappearing before my eyes! It worked so amazing that I had to buy this huge bottle size. I'm happy to say that it's been about two months now and the mold hasn't reappeared. A word of caution, the chemical is very strong so you should use a mask so you don't them it breath. The strong chlorine smell will last about a week... Other than that, we call it the 'Miracle Spray'!" —MPierce

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 32- or 128-ounce bottles).

    28. A powerful rust remover to remove stains from just about any surface — think showers, sinks, tubs, toilets, concrete floors, and even carpets — with zero scrubbing involved.

    Promising review: "I used it on our tubs, toilets, sinks, and shower. It took one bottle of this stuff to achieve the same result as three bottles of other brands. I will buy this again hands down. I just sprayed, walked away for a few minutes, and wiped and rinsed." —Carrie D.

    Get a bottle on Amazon for $4.98.

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