DIY, Zero Waste Toilet Cleaner | If cleaning the toilet is your favorite household task, raise your hand! Anyone? I’m not going to lie, I usually pass off that responsibility to my husband because “I do the laundry.” I’m a firm believer in splitting household duties evenly based on disgust level and dread. Seriously, why can’t I receive rewards for doing chores as an adult? Someone pass me a freaking cookie after I do the dishes, please! I would get off of my soapbox but that soapbox is probably full of dirty laundry somewhere.
To clean my house, I only use simple, minimal, and natural ingredients. Ingredients that won’t pose a risk to my pets or child but still get the work done. And when I say “minimal” I’m not kidding. This recipe is only two ingredients. Baking soda and citric acid – both items I can find in either bulk or in cardboard packaging.
What’s strange about my toilet cleaner is that it’s now a family event when it’s time to scrub the commode. When baking soda, citric acid, and water mix it fizzes which is like pure magic to a toddler. It’s pure magic for me too considering it helps remove our hard water stains and mineral buildup that accumulate over time. Something that was once a dreaded task is now something that is fun. Isn’t strange how zero waste living affects various parts of our lives?
DIY, Zero Waste Toilet Cleaner
DIY Toilet Cleaner
- 1 cup Citric Acid
- 3 cups baking soda
- Mix citric acid and baking soda together then store in a quart mason jar somewhere dry.
- To clean toilet, sprinkle a few table spoons into bowl, let fizz for awhile and then scrub.
- Make sure you add the cleaner to your bowl only, not your tank.