Ingenious Uses for Shampoo as a Cleaning Product

Ingenious Uses for Shampoo as a Cleaning Product

We all love our shampoo, don’t we? It’s the essential product of a relaxing shower. The feeling and the smell makes us happier, relaxed and freshened up after the shower. The smell follows us even after the shower. But did you know that your shampoo is capable of doing more? It can be a great cleaning product. Most shampoos are harmful chemical free nowadays. That makes them perfect home cleaning products. If you changed your shampoo recently for a more eco-friendly one and don’t know what to do with your old shampoo stock here is a list for you.

Clean your makeup brushes: Most of us ignore the fact that makeup brushes should be cleaned frequently. The fact is that makeup brushes should be washed at least once a month. Mix a few drops of shampoo and warm water in a big glass of water. Put your brushes in and let them soak for 10 minutes. Rinse and leave them to dry. Voila! They are brand new and smell gorgeous.

Put your brushes in a mixture made of warm and shampoo. Let them soak for 10 minutes. Rinse and leave them to dry.

Revive leather products: Especially if you have a shampoo with mineral oils it will miraculously revive your leather products. And this makes shampoo a handy product when it comes to sofa cleaning. Dab a drop of shampoo onto a cloth and rub the product gently. You can use it for leather sofas, shoes, belts, bags, whatever you can think of.

Shine chromes: Another miraculous product we all have in our houses is baking soda of course. When you mix baking soda and shampoo it makes a perfect paste to shine every chrome and metal surface in the house.

Prevent fogging: It can be a bit annoying when you step out of the shower and have to clean the mirror to see yourself. You can easily avoid this with a small amount of shampoo. Rub a few drops of shampoo on a paper towel and rub into the mirror. Wipe it clean with a cloth. That’s all! Next time you step out from shower your mirror won’t be foggy.

Rub a few drops of shampoo on a paper towel and rub into the mirror. Wipe it clean with a cloth to prevent the fog.

Clean the floor: If your floors are linoleum or ceramic tile you can easily mop them with a bucket filled with warm water and a capful of shampoo.

Clean bathroom faucets: The best thing about using your shampoo as a cleaning product is that it is handy when it comes to cleaning the bathroom. You can clean the bathroom faucets while having a shower or bath. It’s hassle-free! Simply grab some of the shampoo, wipe down the faucets and rinse it with water.

Remove upholstery stains: No matter which product you use always try on a small, invisible surface first. Carpet cleaning and curtain cleaning can be challenging sometimes especially if you spotted stains on them. Luckily you can use shampoo on upholsters. To remove the stain scrub shampoo into the stain. Dab the stain with a damp rag.

Clean dishes: Because shampoo is a mild, hypoallergenic liquid it’s a great product to do the dishes with. It removes the grease without harming your hands.

Clean most parts in the kitchen: You can easily get rid of grease on most of the surfaces in your kitchen with the help of shampoo. Use a clean cloth with water and shampoo to wipe down greasy surfaces such as stovetops, countertops, inside and outside of the fridge.

You can easily get rid of grease on most of the surfaces in your kitchen with the help of shampoo.

Remove water-based paint: If you have water-based stains on your skin or paint brushes you can use shampoo to remove it without a doubt.

Bonus: There are many other uses for the shampoo which we are sure you are going to love!

  • Fix a stuck zipper: We all experience stuck zipper time to time. Keep in mind that shampoo is a good solution to make metal move.
  • Wash your car: If you prefer to wash your car instead of taking it to a car wash you can use a shampoo mixture. Add 1/4 cup of shampoo to warm water and wash your car as usual.
  • Prevent swimming mask from fogging: As it works for the mirror shampoo is a good idea to prevent your swimming mask from fogging up. Add a few drops of shampoo into a swimming mask, rub, then rinse.
  • Make a bubble solution for the kids: If you have kids or young relatives you can make a bubble solution for them. It’s definitely cheaper than buying it from the stores. All you have to do is to dilute shampoo with water. You may need to try a few times to find the right formula.

As you can see shampoo soon can be your favourite deep cleaning product. If you have tips on using shampoo as a cleaning product please share with us in the comments!


  1. Informative article, thanks for sharing! You can also make shampoos using homemade kitchen ingredients such as vinegar. You can add 1/2 gallon of water with 1/2 gallon vinegar (white) and your synthetic shampoo is ready. You can also use hydrogen peroxide for carpet cleaning.

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