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


  • 1 cup Citric Acid
  • 3 cups baking soda


  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.

2 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. 😉

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