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Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner

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I'm looking for the recipe for Tilex.

Thanks.
Annie

By Annie from NC

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By leighashelton11/03/2014

I compared ingredients on the Tilex bottle with a jug of bleach. They are basically the same. The only thing is they both say "other ingredients" accounts for about 90%. Is the other ingredients just water so basically Tilex is bleach and water? So much cheaper to make. Or does "other ingredients mean other stuff, wherein I believe they would, by law, have to list it.

By JessPittman05/31/2012

Cheap Daily Shower Spray
2 cups white vinegar
water
2 tablespoons generic automatic dishwasher rinsing agent

In a 32 oz bottle add the white vinegar and the generic dishwasher rinse agent. Fill the rest of the bottle with water. Use after every shower.

Homemade Shower Cleaner
1/2 cup hydrogen peroxide
1/2 cup rubbing alcohol
6 drops Dawn dishwashing soap
2 teaspoons JetDry
24 oz water

Mix together hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, Dawn dish soap, and Jet Dry in a spray bottle. Add water. Use on a daily basis.

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Does anyone have the home made recipe for the store brand Tylex that is used to spray on the shower enclosure after each shower? We had it, but can't find it now.

Thanks.
Marylin from FL


RE: Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner

  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1 squirt Dawn
  • 1/4 cup Jet Dry

Put all of the above in a large squirt bottle. Add water carefully so that you don't get alot of bubbles. Label as poison. (05/10/2007)

By johnsonya

RE: Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner

What is Jet Dry? Do we have it in Australia?

Editor's Note: Jet Dry is an dishwasher additive. It goes in during the rinse cycle to help dishes rinse and dry without streaks. I don't know if you have a product like it in Australia. jetdry.com (05/11/2007)

By Katvn

RE: Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner

Green Potions has an eco friendly daily shower spray. Used daily your shower will never get any build up of soap scum. (05/27/2008)

By Ellie

RE: Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner

Tilex Formula = aqueous solution of 3% Sodium hypochlorite (i.e., household bleach); 1% sodium hydroxide (i.e., lye, oven or drain cleaner). The hydroxide cuts the soap scum (dissolution) and the bleach disinfects (oxidation).

Given that household bleach is ~6% and oven cleaner is ~5%, 1-pint of solution would be to take 8 oz. household bleach and add 3 oz. of oven cleaner, and 5 oz. of water. However, that just sounds too strong to me, so you may want to dilute as you see fit. (01/18/2009)

By Mr Science

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