These natural toilet cleaners and toilet cleaning tips will make it easier for you to clean your bathroom without using harsh chemicals.I hate the dishes, but I can honestly say I just about equally hate cleaning the bathroom, especially the toilet. Over the years, I have gotten more used to doing it regularly, but I have also started using a few natural toilet cleaning hacks that have changed my cleaning game, too. The good news is, natural toilet cleaners are super low cost and frugal as well as easy to use and don’t really require me to use too much effort. Here are some of my favorite amazing natural toilet cleaners.
Natural Ways to Clean Your Toilet
Make sure you clean all areas Most people focus on cleaning the dirtiest part-the toilet bowl, but the toilet has many parts and you should make sure you clean all of them to keep bacteria away and all parts working well. This includes the outside of the bowl, the part where the bowl meets the floor and the top of your seat.
You can do a deep clean of your working parts and holding tank with vinegar Just follow the directions at The Hearty Soul to clean your tank and working parts in your toilet. These easily get hard water spots and mildew and vinegar is a perfect way to combat it.
Use an old toothbrush to detail clean your toilet I never toss old toothbrushes because I use them for so many cleaning projects in my home including my toilet. I like to use them to clean the seals near the floor at the bottom of my toilet as well as where the toilet seat attaches. They are also great for cleaning down into the bowl where your toilet brush can’t reach.
DIY Natural Toilet Cleaners
Lemon and salt can be used to scrub your toilet.
If you want to get your bowl sparkling, just simply cut a lemon or grapefruit in half and generously coat the open section with a rough salt like kosher. Then, use the citrus half to scrub your toilet bowl. It is mildly abrasive and smells great.
Use two simple ingredients: castile soap and borax.
Get some borax and some castile soap and use them to clean. All you need to do is simply pour some castile soap along the sides like you do with toilet bowl cleaners from the store and scrub the bowl. When you are about done, add ¼ cup borax to your bowl and continue scrubbing. It works great at removing many kinds of stains and leaving your bowl sparkling clean.
If you have boys, make up a batch of our Stinky Boy Natural Bathroom Cleaner to tackle the mess and the smell at the base of the toilet.
Homemade Toilet Bomb Recipes
This DIY Peppermint Toilet Bombs Recipe is so easy to make that you can let the kids help. The kids will also enjoy dropping them in the toilet and watching them fizz.
A Cultivated Nest has some cute and easy to use Citrus and Lavender Toilet cleaning Bombs you can make that are as easy as dropping one in your bowl and scrubbing.
If you don’t have molds or want to do that, why not make this Peppermint Fizzy Toilet Powder from Saved By Grace? It’s super simple to make and smells great.
This 3 Ingredient Toilet Bomb recipe uses baking soda, citric acid, and dish soap to make fizzing toilet bombs.
If you don’t have citric acid, these No-Scrub Toilet Bombs use cream of tartar, peroxide, and baking soda.
These DIY Fizzy Toilet Bombs are made with a scoop or spoon which is nice if you don’t want to invest in molds.
Best Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners to Purchase
Sometimes we don’t have the time or inclination to make homemade cleaners. If you prefer to buy a cleaner and use that, I suggest the following natural toilet bowl cleaners:
Prevent hard water deposits with these ChemFree cartridges for your toilet Less hard water means less scrubbing later.
I love the scent of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Toilet Bowl Cleaner in Lemon Verbena. This line of cleaners is excellent and comes in dish soap, all-purpose spray and more.
Another good green cleaner for your toilet is Better Life Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner. It boasts that it is safe for septics, too.