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Easy Natural Toilet Cleaner Recipes

Jennifer L. Betts
cleaning toilet with toilet brush

Natural toilet cleaners can save you hundreds of dollars a year. Simply because they are so easy and cheap to create. Explore natural toilet cleaners and tablets made from natural ingredients like baking soda, vinegar, essential oils, dish soap, and borax.

How to Make Toilet Cleaner

If you've ever looked at your commercial toilet bowl cleaner, it includes all kinds of words you can't even say, let alone need to have in your house. Rather than use something full of chemicals, opt for an organic toilet cleaner or natural toilet bowl cleaner tablets made from materials you already have in your pantry. For these recipes, you'll need:

  • Baking soda
  • Citric acid
  • Non-stick tablet mold
  • Bath bomb mold
  • Castille soap
  • Essential oils
  • Baking soda
  • Borax
  • Lemon juice
  • White vinegar
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Dawn dish soap (other dish soap brands can work)
  • Pumice stone/scrub brush
  • Distilled or boiled water
  • Spray bottle
  • Glass jar for storage
  • Wooden spoon for mixing
  • Old dish soap bottle

DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner With Baking Soda

Baking soda is a great natural and gentle adhesive for scrubbing your toilet. Add to it the disinfecting power of tea tree oil and vinegar, and you have a three-ingredient toilet cleaning master.

  1. In the glass container, combine 1 cup of baking soda with 50 drops of tea tree oil.
  2. Use the spoon to mix them up.
  3. In a spray bottle, mix equal parts vinegar and water.
  4. Sprinkle a tablespoon or two of the baking soda mixture around the toilet.
  5. Spray it with the vinegar.
  6. Scrub with the toilet brush.
  7. Allow to sit for 15-20 minutes.
  8. Flush a few times.
  9. Repeat as needed.
baking soda to clean toilet

Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner With Borax

Do you have borax on hand? Looking to clean hard water stains? Then this is the recipe for you. Grab your borax and a little lemon juice then follow these instructions.

  1. Sprinkle about a cup of borax into the toilet.
  2. Take the toilet brush and give it a good scrub.
  3. Let it sit for 30 minutes, longer for really hard water stains.
  4. Take ¼ cup of lemon juice and sprinkle it around the bowl.
  5. Scrub again.
  6. Flush several times.
  7. Repeat as necessary.

Organic Toilet Bowl Cleaner With Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide isn't only great for disinfecting your counters, it does wonders on your toilets. For this recipe, you'll also need castile soap, baking soda, and distilled water.

  1. In an old dish soap bottle, combine:
    • ¼ cup castile soap
    • ½ cup peroxide
    • ¾ cup baking soda
    • ½ cup of water
  2. Squirt the mixture on the toilet bowl.
  3. Scrub with the pumice stone or toilet brush.
  4. Flush a few times.
  5. Repeat if you need to.

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner With Dawn & Vinegar

The grease-fighting power of Dawn is unmatched. Add that to the acidic nature of vinegar, and you have a powerful 1-2 combo for this easy recipe.

  1. In an old dish soap bottle, combine 1 cup vinegar with 1 cup Dawn.
  2. Squirt the mixture onto the toilet.
  3. Allow it to sit for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Scrub and flush.
hand cleaning toilet

Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner Tablets

Toilet bowl tablets are just convenient. You throw them in, and they do all the work. Rather than getting them at the store, try these natural toilet bowl cleaner tablets out.

  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup baking soda and ½ cup of citric acid.
  2. Add 60 drops of essential oil to the mixture. Add enough oil to make it packable and watch for oversaturation in any area.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the tablet molds, no bigger than a small ice cube (small non-stick cookie molds or ice cube trays can work for this).
  4. Pack the mixture in, using slightly wet fingers pack it in.
  5. Allow to dry overnight.
  6. Pop-out and store in a jar.
  7. Throw one in the toilet bowl.
  8. Let it dissolve.
  9. Scrub and flush.

DIY Toilet Cleaner Bombs

Toilet bombs work just like tablets, but they are more circular. In addition to baking soda and citric acid, you'll grab the Dawn dish soap.

  1. Mix ¼ cup citric acid and ½ cup of baking soda in a bowl.
  2. While mixing, slowly and evenly add 2 teaspoons of Dawn. You can add more or less Dawn, but you are trying to make a packable mixture. Test it with your hands to see if it packs.
  3. Pack the mixture into circular bath bomb molds. These should be about the size of a large rubber bouncy ball but no bigger than an ice cube.
  4. Allow them to dry for 24 hours.
  5. Store in a jar.
  6. Pop in the toilet bowl as needed.
  7. Once dissolved, scrub and flush.
bath bombs on table

Easy Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners

Making a natural toilet bowl cleaner doesn't have to be hard. In fact, it's actually quite easy. Test out these different recipes to find the perfect combination for your toilet.

Easy Natural Toilet Cleaner Recipes