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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

>29 June 2009
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Need a recipe for cleaning your toilet bowl using safe, non-toxic ingredients?

Baking Soda and Vinegar: Sprinkle some baking soda (about 1/4-1/2 c.) around the toilet bowl, then spray it with white vinegar in a spray bottle (uses less than just pouring it on). Scrub with toilet brush and flush to rinse.

A cheap and easy way to clean, deodorize and disinfect your toilet bowl!

Borax and Lemon Juice: In a container mix about 1/2 c. borax to 1/4 c. lemon juice (more or less as needed) to make a paste. Flush the toilet to get sides of bowl wet. Then, using a glove (or I like to use an old sock), rub the paste around the inside of the toilet bowl, especially glopping it over stains. Leave on for at least 2 hours (or overnight if possible), then scrub off with brush.

*I do this after a first cleaning with the baking soda/vinegar mix, so the bowl isn’t too grimy. I use this for slightly tougher stains, plus I like the lingering smell of the lemon juice!

But to remove those stains that you once deemed impossible to clean, you gotta try THIS ALL NATURAL METHOD. You won’t believe how white that porcelain bowl can be again!

Anyone use another recipe they’d like to share?

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  • Debi said:

    I’m going to go pull out my frozen lemon juice as soon as I get upstairs. I’m attacking those stains today!


  • Deb Brown said:

    I love the look and feel of this blog! My husband owns a small cleaning business in st. louis mo. I’m working on making our company more green friendly. Thanks for the Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner I’m searching now for these items to clean my two toilets!

  • Kendra at New Life On A Homestead (author) said:

    Thanks Deb! Have fun with it :)

  • Jeannette Stebbins said:

    Does the mixture have to be white vinegar? I have an OLD gallon container of cider vinegar and would love to use it up.

    Also, if you pour in a bucket of water before you start your toilet will be without water so you can really get at all of it.

    Thanks for helping us all get at little greener.

  • Kendra at New Life On A Homestead (author) said:

    Jeannette- I think ACV would be fine :)

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