This Homemade Toilet Cleaner is a great alternative to harsh, chemical filled toilet cleansers. It's great for deep cleaning toilets and will leave them disinfected and deodorized.
I've shared my super easy to make 3 Ingredient Toilet Cleaning Bombs here, and they are great for keeping your toilet clean in between deep cleanings. Sometimes your toilet needs to have a good deep cleaning with a scrubbing up around the inside of your toilet bowl's rim though, and this is the perfect solution for that!
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What you will need:
½ Cup of Baking Soda (Purchase HERE)
½ Cup of Castile Soap (Purchase HERE)
15 Drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil (Purchase HERE)
15 Drops of Lemon Essential Oil (Purchase HERE)
1 Cup of Water
Old Toilet Bowl Cleaner Container or Plastic Bottle with Lid
Here is a quick video (about a minute long) showing how easy it is to make!
Add all of the ingredients to a large bowl and whisk together well.
Use a funnel to transfer the ingredients to a bottle.
Squirt or pour a generous amount into your toilet bowl...about ¼ cup.
Use a toilet scrub brush or sponge to spread the toilet cleaner around the inside of your bowl, and scrub under the rim and the entire inside of your toilet bowl. Once you are finished, simply flush the toilet to rinse! Your toilet should be fresh, clean and deodorized. I recommend using this method at least once every two weeks and using my Toilet cleaning bombs in between deep cleanings.
You can find my 3 Ingredient Toilet Cleaning Bombs HERE!
If you'd like to print the cute labels that I use on all of my homemade cleaning solutions, you can find them HERE!
You can find hundreds of my Cleaning Hacks and Home Tips HERE on my Home Tips Page!
Sue Bruce says
I am living in Rwanda, Africa and unable to get the oils or the Castillo soup. Can we use regular dish washing soap, baking soda, and _________________?
Hi, Sue! You could definitely try dish liquid instead of the Castile soap and use fresh or store bought lemon juice instead of the essential oils. Hope this helps! And wow...Rwanda, Africa? I love knowing where reader's are reading from! Have a beautiful day! ~Jess
Sue Bruce says
Thank you for your great ideas!
If fresh or store bought lemon is used how long will it last in the bottle? If the oils are used how long does it last being stored?
Suzanne Gravito says
I just want to say I love your website!!! This is amazing!!!!!! I'm from Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Thank you so much, Suzanne! You made my morning!
Thank you for this recipe! I’m in the process of switching all of our chemical cleaners to natural solutions. Is it safe to keep the cleaner in a plastic bottle even though it has lemon essential oil? I’ve read that the citrus ones can cause issues with plastic. Do you happen to know?
Since the oil is so diluted, a plastic bottle should be fine. I've been using and refilling an old toilet cleaner container that is plastic for a couple of years now. Hope this helps!
I assume this is safe for septic tanks. Don’t know why it wouldn’t be, but asking just in case!
How long does can you store the toilet cleaner for?
I have made your toilet bombs and I have to say I am hooked on them. Thank you so much for all your sharing :)
I usually keep it for up to 6 weeks.So glad you love the toilet bombs!!
Is this septic safe?
Maureen Elsey says
Is there a substitute for the Castile soap. I can't find it in Canada and Amazon doesn't ship to my area.
Hi, Maureen! You can substitute dish liquid for the Castile soap! Hope this helps!
Jodie Metzger says
Is this too thick to put in a glass amber spray bottle? I am not excited about using plastic with essential oils? Thanks!
I live using your creativity in my home. I use most of what you post, and my home feel/smells clean and pretty. The only reason I don’t use them all, just have not gotten around to using the rest. Thank you so much!
This toilet cleaner is wonderful! Worked great for me! Thank you!
Denise Vercauteren says
hebt u ook een middeltje om de urinevlekken op een wc bril weg te werken??
Hartelijk dank uit Belgie