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What are the Top 5 Bathroom Cleaners?

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By natadm

Everywhere you look, there’s a new company coming out with a brand-new bathroom cleaner that they claim can make cleaning this hardworking room at lot easier. The truth is, all you need for a squeaky-clean bathroom is a great line of products that all work together to get the job done.

However, unless you’re willing to purchase a plethora of products to try, you’ll need to read reviews and do some research first. Today, we’ve done that for you. Here are the top five bathroom cleaners available today.

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1. The Honest Company

The Honest Company is probably best known for its famous spokesperson and founder — actress Jessica Alba.

Alba’s story starts in a super-relatable way. She had just had her first child and was horrified at the number of chemicals and synthetic fragrances that were used to make most commercial cleaning products. She found business partners and together they created a natural-product empire that began with cleaning products, but has since expanded to baby products, vitamins, and bath and body care items that refrain from using the 1,300 most harmful chemicals on the market today.1

The Honest Company’s cleaning products all retail for between $3.99 and $7.95.2 Some of their most popular products include:

  1. Honest Multi-Surface Cleaner
  2. Floor Cleaner
  3. Toilet Cleaner
  4. Bathroom Cleaner

You can buy their products online and in most major retailers, including Whole Foods. They also offer a subscription box model, which saves you from having to remember to reorder products if you use them often.

2. Clorox

Clorox is one of the biggest cleaning product manufacturers in the world. Their parent company, The Clorox Company, owns tons of different brands, including Burt’s Bees, Pine-Sol, and Liquid-Plumr.

The Clorox brand offers products in tons of different categories, including laundry, kitchen, and bathroom. Their products are great for people who need to use bleach to feel like their bathroom is truly clean. This means many of their products contain bleach, but if you’re uncomfortable with this powerful ingredient, they do carry some bleach-free alternatives.

Ranging from $3 for single items to $35 for multi-packs3, some of their most popular products include:

  1. Clorox Disinfecting Wipes: These easy-pull wipes are great to keep handy in case of spills or minor messes.
  2. Free & Clear Multi-Surface Cleaner: Bleach-free and made without perfumes and dyes.
  3. Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tough Stain Remover
  4. Bleach Foamer: A great product to use if you aren’t able to scrub aggressively because the foaming action does a lot of that work for you.

If you’re sensitive to perfumes and dyes, Clorox has made an effort to move some of their product line towards more natural ingredients. However, they still offer some of the most powerful bleach cleaners on the market.4

3. Swiffer

The Swiffer product that you’re probably the most familiar with is their sweeper. They were one of the first companies to move this cleaning product to the “razor-and-blades” business model. People would invest a few dollars in an inexpensive sweeper handle, but the bulk of the company’s revenue comes from the refills. Since introducing their sweeper, they’ve expanded to other products, including dusters and air cleaners.

Some of their most popular products include:

  1. Swiffer Sweeper Floor Mop: The most basic dry mop, which comes with dry cloth pads for quick clean-up jobs.
  2. Swiffer WetJet Mop
  3. Swiffer WetJet Heavy Duty Mopping Pad Refill
  4. Swiffer Sweep + Vac Starter Kit: A hybrid of a rechargeable, cordless vacuum, and cloth mop that catches dirt.

Retailing between $13.49 and $44.975, these products are ideal for bathrooms, as the slim handle allows you to maneuver around close spaces like behind the toilet bowl and underneath the sink.

4. Mr. Clean

Owned by Proctor & Gamble, the Mr. Clean brand encompasses a line of multi-purpose cleaners that can tackle dirt and mess anywhere in your home. They’re not specifically bathroom cleaners, but many people use them in their bathroom because they’re great at loosening stuck on grime. Their most recent invention was the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, which is a rectangular block of melamine foam that can remove all sorts of tough stains when moistened with a bit of water.6

Starting at $3.99, Some of their most popular products include:

  1. Clean Magic Eraser Bath: A specialized version of their regular Magic Eraser that comes with foaming cleaner embedded into it.
  2. Multi-Surface Cleaner
  3. Antibacterial Cleaner with Summer Citrus
  4. Multi-Purpose Cleaning Spray

For a gigantic brand, Mr. Clean doesn’t offer much variety in their products. They’re so confident with their line that they haven’t deviated much since the introduction of the Magic Eraser in 2003.7

5. Lysol

Lysol has been a known brand entity since 1889 when their products were developed to help end a cholera epidemic in Germany. Their products are based on heavy-duty cleaning ingredients, so they’re ideal for both cleaning and disinfecting different bathroom areas. In fact, their products are reported to kill 99.9 percent of bacteria and germs. Like Clorox, they offer a variety of cleaning sprays, aerosols, and easy-grab wipes.8

Starting as low as $1.979, some of their most popular products include:

  1. Lysol Disinfecting Wipes
  2. Lysol Hydrogen Peroxide Multi-Purpose Cleaner
  3. Lysol Disinfectant Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach
  4. Lysol Bathroom Cleaning Foam

In addition to products that visibly clean your bathroom, Lysol also offers aerosol sprays that are able to kill both surface and airborne bacteria. This is great when you’ve got a sickness going around and want to make sure you’re keeping germs at bay.


Whether you’re looking for heavy-duty cleaning power or are more focused on the environmental and health impact, there are lots of products out there that will work for you. A bit of research and trial and error will help you determine the right one for your family.