Ditch those harsh chemicals and make a healthier home with this DIY toilet cleaner!
You would think that there’s no way these ingredients would clean your toilet.
But we’ve become used to having overly harsh, dangerous chemicals lurking in our home!
It just takes a few simple ingredients that have germ fighting power!
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I Can Clean My Toilet with What?!?
All of the ingredients I’m about to list are completely natural. They are also gentle enough to clean without worrying about making contact with the skin.
It’s the chemical makeup of these ingredients that give them their cleaning power. You don’t need something as harsh as bleach to get the job done!
Of course, you can always find a natural toilet cleaner at the store. I recommend using the Think Dirty app to find a good one. You can read my review of the app here.
But this is one of those situations to me where it’s easier just to make the product than to buy it. Especially since you most likely have all of these ingredients already.
One of the main ingredients for this DIY toilet cleaner is baking soda. While I’ve said before that it’s not good to use on your hair, it’s great for cleaning!
Baking soda is a natural chemical that is gentle enough to eat (obviously), but also abrasive enough to get rid of dirt. Technically speaking, baking soda is a mild alkali that makes dirt and stains dissolve from the surface. (source) It also neutralizes odors, instead of covering them up!
Castile soap is another main ingredient, because it’s a vegetable-based soap that’s free of any synthetics. And it’s environmentally friendly! It’s incredibly versatile because it’s gentle on surfaces but tough on dirt. (source)
Vinegar is another must for this DIY toiler cleaner, because it’s high acidity counteracts any tough buildup. (source) This will penetrate the icky stuff in your toilet, leaving a clean bowl in the process.
Last but definitely not least, is hydrogen peroxide. It’s been labeled as a natural replacement for bleach, so it’s pretty good stuff! It’s also a natural whitener, leaving your toilet bowl looking fresh and new.
Boost Your Cleaning Power with Rocky Mountain Oils
Another important ingredient in this DIY toilet cleaner is essential oils. And Rocky Mountain Oils is one of the best places to get them!
Rocky Mountain Oils has a great selection of essential oils at their purest state possible. And their prices are completely reasonable!
And if you’re still on the fence, they even offer free shipping within the U.S.!
One great product I recommend for this recipe is the Cleaning Kit. It comes with Loads of Fun, Purify, and Minty Clean. It’s a great starter kit for the person looking to take their natural cleaning to the next level.
Loads of Fun is great for adding to your dryer balls for extra scent. You can read more about how to make your own dryer balls here. Purify is great to add to any DIY air freshener, like this recipe I have right here.
But the blend that’s great for this recipe is Minty Clean. It’s a blend of Eucalyptus, spearmint, and cornmint for a powerful disinfectant.
DIY Toilet Cleaner Recipe
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup castile soap
- 1/2 cup vinegar
- 1/4 cup hydrogen peroxide
- 1/4 cup filtered water
- Antibacterial essential oils of choice
- Squeeze bottle
- Mixing bowl
Add all ingredients except vinegar into the mixing bowl.
You want to add the vinegar last because it will react with the baking soda and start to foam up. So quickly add in the vinegar and whisk all the ingredients together.
Stop whisking when the foam goes down. You should be left with a white runny kind of paste.
Use the funnel to transport the DIY toilet cleaner to the squeeze bottle. That’s it!
How to Use Your DIY Toilet Cleaner
You can see that the DIY toilet cleaner mixture separated pretty quickly here. I took this picture less than 5 minutes after making my cleaner!
Don’t worry about it though, because all you need to do it give it a quick shake before using. Then squirt your toilet cleaner around the bowl just like you would with any other cleaner.
Let it sit in the bowl for about 5 minutes, then scrub with your toilet brush and flush! It’s that easy!
I’ll admit that I was a bit skeptical about this working, but I was thoroughly impressed! My toilet looked and smelled perfectly clean afterward, and even took away that pesky waterline that develops over time.
You Don’t Need Harsh Chemicals for a Good Clean!
I know that making your own toilet cleaner sounds a bit crazy, but I promise you that it’s worth it.
My toilet is just as clean as if I used a traditional cleaning product, but I can rest at ease that I’m not putting anyone’s health at risk.
There are plenty of natural ingredients out there that can provide just as good of a clean as products that are full of harsh chemicals. All you need to do is combine and clean!
Give this DIY toilet cleaner a try, and let me know how it goes!
Do you use DIY toilet cleaner? Let me know in the comments below!