DIY 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 Toilet Cleaner

DIY Toilet Cleaner

Author Megean

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 3 cups baking soda

Instructions

  1. Mix citric acid and baking soda together then store in a quart mason jar somewhere dry. 

  2. To clean toilet, sprinkle a few table spoons into bowl, let fizz for awhile and then scrub.

  3. Make sure you add the cleaner to your bowl only, not your tank.

4 thoughts on “DIY Toilet Cleaner

    • I get mine from a Middle Eastern grocery store at our City’s farmers market. I do believe Sprouts carries it, though. Oh yes, it is definitely one of my toddler’s favorite things ha! I’m hoping when he’s older I can just pass on this chore to him. 😉

  1. The cleaner worked great. But now that it has been sitting in the jar it us like a rock. I have to scrape some powder off the top just to get a little. Any thoughts?

    • Yes, depending on how much humidity you have in your area, the powder will clump. I have to shake mine up periodically. An easier solution would be to take the powder and press it into small molds to make tablets. Then you dont have to worry about it getting hard in the jar. 🙂

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