Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipes & Home Remedies
Below I've gathered up lots of homemade toilet bowl cleaner recipes and home remedies.
As you can see, there are lots of different ways to clean this often-used item in your bathroom, and many will work.
Of course, no matter what method you choose from those below, it is easiest to keep your toilet clean and just maintain it, then let it get extremely gross over time and then use one of these homemade cleaners.
A word of caution though. I've listed quite a few recipes below, but they are not all designed to be used at once. Just because these are homemade recipes doesn't mean chemicals aren't involved, such as suggestions in one place to use vinegar while in another chlorine bleach.
You need to use only one recipe and completely flush it away before trying a different one so you don't mix ingredients that can cause problems. For example, mixing vinegar and chlorine bleach can cause toxic fumes, in a similar way that you also never mix ammonia and bleach.
Although I've got lots of recipes and ideas below I know there are almost always more homemade recipes, so if you don't see your favorite list you can share it with me here.
In addition, if you do decide you want to use a commercial product instead of making something yourself, check out these toilet cleaner reviews here, to find a good one.
Pour in 1/4 cup chlorine bleach into the toilet bowl and let it sit for at least 15 minutes (or longer) to allow for total disinfection. Then, use your toilet brush to swish the toilet bowl and then flush.
Caution: Chlorine bleach can cause rust stains to set, so do not use this recipe for cleaning toilets that have rust stains, until you first remove the rust.
Recipe No. 3: Borax To Clean Toilets
Sprinkle 1/4 cup borax into the toilet bowl and use your toilet brush to scrub it around. Next, let the borax sit for at least half an hour (or even longer) and then flush.
You can see even more recipes below, from both me and from other readers. The beauty of homemade cleaning products is that there are generally many recipes that will work.
The video below shows you how to clean toilet with Coke, as in Coca-Cola.
Believe it or not you can use Coke to clean your toilet, among other items in your home, mainly because of the phosphoric acid within the drink.
This acid, like all mild acids, can be used to cut hard water stains, and just generally clean.
The process is quite simple, and similar to using any other toilet bowl cleaner. Just pour the Coke in, making sure to coat the sides of the bowl, let it sit for an hour or so, then scrub with a toilet brush and flush.
Here is the video for full details.
Have you ever used this method for cleaning your toilet? If so, share your results with me in the comments.
Green Toilet Cleaner Recipe: Baking Soda & Vinegar
by A J Young
AJ has shared this green toilet cleaner recipe.
Simply sprinkle the toilet pan with baking soda and then add a squeeze of white vinegar. When it begins to fizz give it a scrubbing.
Now you have saved the planet from all those toxic so called cleaners.
Thanks AJ for sharing your homemade toilet bowl cleaner recipe.
You can use baking soda and vinegar, together, to clean lots of different things in your home. Does anyone else have some good suggestions for how to use these two cheap natural products together? If so, you can share your baking soda vinegar uses here, or read other tips and recipes already submitted.
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