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Homemade DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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Homemade DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner

How To Make Homemade Toilet Cleaning Powder

I don’t think anyone enjoys cleaning their toilet bowl, I know I sure don’t.  Hopefully, this diy toilet cleaning powder will make you feel a bit better about how you’re cleaning your toilet!  

No harsh chemicals just two simple ingredients and you’ll be ready to get your toilet sparkly clean in no time with this natural toilet cleaner!

DIY Toilet Cleaner Ingredients & Equipment

homemade toilet cleaner ingredients

This homemade toilet bowl cleaner is great because it only requires two ingredients. I love it when they’re simple!  Here’s what you’ll need:



Ok, let’s make your toilet shine!

Add Baking Soda

homemade toilet cleaner add baking soda

Add 1/4 cup of baking soda to a small container.  Baking soda is an amazing little cleaner, perfect for cleaning toilets.

It is perfectly abrasive, it is coarse and hard enough to scrub away the grim that is stuck in your toilet, but just gentle enough to not damage the porcelain of the toilet.  

Baking soda is also a fantastic odor absorber, so as it scrubs away all of the yuck it will also absorb any nasty lingering odors that are lurking in your toilet bowl.

That being said applying excessive pressure while cleaning can result in damaging the enamel of your toilet so scrub with care. As a rule of thumb, for me, I apply as much pressure while cleaning as I would feel comfortable receiving if roles were reversed.  Do until others…and all.

Add Essential Oils

homemade toilet cleaner add essential oils

Then add in 3-5 drops of essential oils.  

For my batch of toilet cleaner I used a combination of Rosemary and Pine essential oils.  I used 3 drops of pine essential oil and 2 drops of rosemary.

There are two factors to consider when selecting your essential oils for toilet cleaning: smell masking and anti-microbial properties.  

I choose pine essential oil because I love the smell especially right now so far from winter and christmas trees.  I decided to add in a bit of rosemary essential oil as well because it has some antibacterial properties that make it perfect for toilet cleaning!

If you aren’t familiar with essential oils I always suggest a good starter essential oil set is a great place to get familiar with essential oils.


homemade toilet cleaner mix it up

Now put on a lid and give it a shake or stir it up with a spoon, finger, twig, or whatever is handy.  You want to get the essential oil mixed in with the baking soda as evenly as possible.  But, since this is going straight into the toilet, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Using Your Toilet Cleaning Powder


Next give your toilet a flush.  You want to make sure that the entire interior surface of the toilet bowl is slightly damp.  A damp surface will allow the powder to stick to the walls of the bowl.  

If the toilet bowl is dry your diy toilet cleaner powder will slide right down into the water thinning the powder too much and making it virtually useless.

homemade toilet cleaner final product

Sprinkle & Scrub

Liberally sprinkle your new batch of toilet cleaning powder around the inside of the bowl.  Grab your toilet brush and get scrubbing.

This is a great homemade toilet bowl cleaner for stains since baking soda is a great scrubbing abrasive that will get a surface clean without scratching or damaging it (as long as you don’t push to hard).

If your toilet brush is starting to get a bit old and dirty, I really like this wooden toilet brush and stand with natural bristles.  It’s a great alternative to the typical plastic options you’ll find in most stores.

How Well Does This Toilet Cleaner Work

In my testing, this easy to make diy toilet cleaner works great.  It has just enough abrasiveness to get the job done and it smells just how I like it.  All of that without any extra chemicals, how can you beat that.

Give this simple toilet cleaning powder recipe a shot and let me know how it works for you in the comments!


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