Picture of Soft Scrub Oxy Cleanser, 24 ounce bottle, front view.

Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser for Bathroom Review

You apply and clean with Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser just as you would use other Soft Scrub soft kitchen and bathroom cleanser products.

But with this oxi action cleaner, you get the added benefits of oxygen cleaning.  So this product often works better than the others at getting out some stains such as grape juice, dried blood, and other organic stains from many surfaces.  The oxi cleaning action does some of the scrubbing for you.  We tested this on our stainless steel kitchen sink and flat cooktop stove, with very good results.

Soft Scrub oxi deep cleaner cleanser for bath and kitchen smells fruity sweet.  Plus, don’t worry about dripping it on clothes. Why not? Because it has no bleach. The soft cream does not harm fabrics either.  Yet it is great for removing mildew, grease, lime scale, soap scum, and many other stains in the kitchen and bath.

Picture of Soft Scrub Oxy Cleanser, 24 ounce bottle, front view.
Soft Scrub Oxy Cleanser, 24 ounce bottle, front view.

We’ve used Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser often, and find it quite the versatile and effective, though not very abrasive liquid cleanser. It’s easy on the skin as it contains no harsh chemicals like bleach, emits no fumes (except for the floral aroma). Plus, a single 24 ounce bottle has enough to keep a vanity sink sparkling clean for a year or more.

The entire line of Soft Scrub cleaning products is economical, pretty safe on surfaces, tough on dirt and grime, and easy to use. It saves lots of toil that you’d otherwise spend scrubbing. However, without bleach, this product is much better known for its food stain removal capabilities as a kitchen and bathroom cleaner, than for its anti bacterial properties.

Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser Benefits, Pros, Advantages, and Features

Creamy Liquid Cleanser

Thin enough to squeeze out of the bottle, but thick as light dairy cream, this cleaner features oxy scrubbers, with a slippery feel when rubbing it between the fingers. The grit here is too small to feel however, which helps it clean dirt without noticeable scratching. This opaque light blue liquid looks like wall paint. Soft Scrub oxi cleanser is dense. But it’s still thin enough to poor and spread with ease. Not a gel; neither clear nor transparent.

Versatile Bathroom Cleaner

We most use this Soft Scrub oxy cleanser product in our small bathroom, for removing soap scum and mineral deposits from the bathtub, chrome shower fixtures, sink, soap dispensers, and the toilet when a stubborn rust spot appears under the rim. Soft Scrub works well on most common bathroom dirt and scum.

Decent Kitchen Cleaner as Well

We store a bottle near the kitchen sink when a particularly dirty pan arrives or the stove becomes stubbornly grimy.

Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser Scratches and Etches Little

We’ve never scratched any bathroom or kitchen surface with Soft Scrub oxi cleanser Yet it has well cleaned almost every surface tested.

Apply with Rags or Sponges

Works just as well when applied with a rag as with a sponge. We prefer rags, just because we can better feel, through the rag, the state of what we’re scrubbing, and can more rapidly tell when all stuck on food and grime has been scoured away.

Quickly Rinses Clean

Rinses away completely, and quickly. This low-abrasion formula rinses even faster and more easily, with its smaller, virtually imperceptible scrubbing compounds.

Excellent Pot and Pan Grime Remover

We’ve found the oxi version of Soft Scrub to work particularly well on pots and pans. However, use only as a last resort on nonstick cookware, as you could scrub away or damage its no-stick surfaces.

Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser is Easy to Find

This household cleaner is a snap to locate in just about any grocery or home improvement store. We get ours at Walmart or Giant Eagle.

No Expiration

Remains effective as long as you keep the lid tightly closed when not using, although you may have to shake up the bottle if you let it sit for too many months. And you may notice that the floral aroma weakens after a year of storage.

Picture of a 24 ounce bottle of Soft Scrub Oxy Cleanser, back view.
Soft Scrub Oxy Cleanser, 24 ounce bottle, back view.

Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser Disadvantages, Cons, Problems, and Limitations

May Scratch 

Can indeed scratch if you rub too hard while cleaning certain surfaces; particularly, soft metals. So, rub no harder than necessary, and do test the surfaces that you’re cleaning first, in a non conspicuous location on said surfaces, to get a feel for how much this cleaner will scratch.

Too Sweet a Scent

This oxy cleaner has a rather strong, artificial-smelling perfume aroma. But it’s not too strong.  So you need not open windows or turn on exhaust fans while using it in confined spaces like small bathrooms. Plus, the scent goes away well before it grows obnoxious. Within five minutes of rinsing away, the smell is gone.

How Well Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser  Disinfects is Unclear

Not sure how good a disinfectant this Soft Scrub cleanser is, as it contains no bleach, and the label says nothing about it working well as an antibacterial or disinfectant. Thus, we do not rely on it for actual disinfecting. When you need disinfection, follow up the Soft Scrub oxi cleanser with some Lysol or spray bleach cleaner. Fortunately, Soft Scrub cleanser is also available with bleach for situations like this, although to our knowledge, there’s no oxy cleaning cleanser in the Soft Scrub product line that contains bleach.

Can Dry Out

With the lid not tightly closed, this oxy product can thicken and become too dry to squeeze out of the bottle and use. Its oxi potency may degrade as well.  So, to head off this problem, keep unused portions in original containers, in a cool, dry place, and make sure the caps are tightly screwed on, and that the snap top lids are clean and tightly snapped shut. If it does dry up, you can generally and effectively reconstitute this product by adding some water.

Our Rating for Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser

We like Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser.  It’s a good enough product to keep at least one bottle around the house, ready to use. The first release of this cleanser may have been somewhat more abrasive than today’s oxi version. But this modern product, even with its dissolving particles, still cleans well.  And it does so without nearly as much risk of scratching. Love it.

They made this cleaner for today’s delicate appliance surfaces as well. Indeed, they’ve kept with the times. So we would rate Soft Scrub oxi cleanser at 93 out of 100.  Improve the aroma, and you’ll get a hundred from us.

Look for Soft Scrub oxi cleanser in the white plastic bottle with the red and blue label with yellow lettering, at Walmart or most other larger grocery centers and home stores.

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References for this Review of Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser

  1. Soft Scrub Products Official Web Site
  2. Where to buy Soft Scrub Oxy Cleanser

Revision History

  • 2019-05-07: Added targeting for ‘Soft Scrub Oxi Cleanser’, deleted ad script code, and added tags.
  • 2015-10-17: Originally published.