Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner?

I'm looking for the recipe for Tilex.


By marianne from NC

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May 31, 20121 found this helpful

Cheap Daily Shower Spray
2 cups white vinegar
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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September 25, 20210 found this helpful

I was really hope this mixture would work. Unfortunately it didnt. My shower was not bright and white. Its clean but doesnt look like it. Oh well.

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November 3, 20140 found this helpful

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.

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January 18, 2010

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.


Marylin from FL


Homemade Tilex Shower Cleaner

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 Sonya Yoder

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. (05/11/2007)

By Katvn

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

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.

By Mr Science

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June 24, 20210 found this helpful

I guess I would first choose something healthier to have in the house instead.

However, you never need a lot of these chemicals to kill germs. And DON'T INHALE THAT.

Mr Science, your proportions are way off, if I understand the amount of chemical in the product. Although, thank you for pointing out what is the % of those chemicals in bleach and oven cleaner.


I don't think I would, But if I WERE mixing this:

Since you NEED SO LITTLE... I would mentally dilute each of those products to 1% first, and do math with quantities going up or down, or multiples of 1%.

since you want 96% water in your mixture, start there.

If you are making 24 oz of the stuff,

For the bleach --> .24 oz [1/100th of the whole] /6 [%, the prepared strength of bleach in the bleach bottle] x 3 [% desired strength for your mixture.]

= .12 oz Just over a 10th OF AND OUNCE of bleach at the regular 3% strength. Ask Google. its gotta be something like a 1/3 of teaspoon.

For the oven cleaner --> .24 oz [1/100th of the whole] /5 [prepared strength of lye in the can] gives you how much oven cleaner for 1% chemial


=.048 oz. LESS THAN HALF OF A 10th of an ounce of oven cleaner at the 3% strength.

So, I'd ask Google how many drop are in .048 oz. Really just a couple of drops.

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