I’ve been continuing my effort to eliminate unnatural chemicals from my home. One of the ways I’ve been doing that is by using up the cleaners I already had and then finding an alternative recipe to replace them.
A few weeks ago I finally used up the last of the toilet bowl cleaner.
I found this recipe months ago and have been waiting to use it because I didn’t want to use just any bottle. I wanted the bottle with the crook in its neck — because those bottles make life so much easier. So, I waited till I was then able to reuse the bottle for my homemade toilet bowl cleaner.
The recipe is very simple to make and even easier to use. Because of the essential oils I used it is anti-fungal, antiviral, antibacterial and most importantly it is anti-stink!
I’ve used the cleaning solution once a week for the past month and it has kept the toilets in our house glistening.
I keep our toilets pretty clean and never let dirt build up so I can’t say if it would do a good job on a really dirty/stained toilet, but I would love to hear from you if you try it!
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1 cup castile soap
- ¼ cup hydrogen peroxide
- ⅔ cup boiled water
- 30 total drops of essential oil — I used peppermint and tea tree oils.
- Add baking soda, castile soap, hydrogen peroxide, water and essential oil to a squirt bottle liking (I used an old toilet bowl cleaner bottle, you could use a dish soap bottle, ect.)
- Close the bottle and shake it until all the ingredients are combined.
- Before each use shake bottle — separation of the ingredients is normal.
- Squirt the inside of the toilet bowl with cleaner.
- Let the cleaner to sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Scrub the toilet bowl with a cleaner brush
This recipe cost just under $6 to make.