I don’t know about you but I hate cleaning the toilet. In the past, I’ve used all sorts of harsh chemicals, thinking it was necessary to get rid of, well, you know, germs.
Chemical companies have led us down a merry path. You really don’t need to pour caustic chemicals down the drain to get the job done. All you need is vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and/or borax. It’s cheaper, safer for the environment and safer for you and your children.
Below are 5 different natural recipes to clean your potty:
Vinegar – howstuffworks Uses for Vinegar: Cleaning Your House
Pour white vinegar into the toilet and let it sit for 30 minutes. Next sprinkle baking soda on a toilet-bowl brush and scour any remaining stained areas. Flush.
Baking Soda – eHow How to Clean Your Toilet Bowl Naturally
- Pour 1/2 box of baking soda into the toilet bowl.
- Let the baking soda stand overnight in the bowl. Try to do this the last thing before bed so you don’t accidentally flush the toilet before the baking soda has a chance to work.
- Flush the toilet several times in the morning.
- Run a brush around the bowl to fully remove any loosened grime.
Vinegar and Baking Soda
- 1 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- Pour the vinegar into the toilet bowl.
- Let it sit for 30 minutes.
- Return to the toilet, grab your toilet brush and dip it into the toilet.
- Take it out, and sprinkle some baking soda onto the brush.
- Scour the inside of the toilet with the brush repeating the sprinkle procedure until the baking soda is gone…..voila! Clean Toilet!
Borax and Lemon Juice – eHow How to make Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners
- Pour 1 cup of Borax into a small bowl.
- Pour 1/2 cup of lemon juice over the Borax and gently stir with a spoon into a paste.
- Flush the toilet to wet the sides, then rub the paste onto the toilet with a sponge.
- Let it sit for 2 hours before scrubbing thoroughly. This is great for removing a stubborn stain, like a toilet bowl ring.
Borax and Vinegar – eHow How to make Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners
- Flush the toilet to wet the sides of the bowl.
- Sprinkle a cup of Borax around the rim and sides of toilet.
- Spray 1/2 cup of vinegar over the Borax.
- Allow to sit for several hours or overnight.
- Scrub thoroughly with a toilet brush until the bowl gleams.
Sometimes, hard water just leaves a stubborn ring that no amount of scrubbing or rubbing can eliminate. That’s when I grab a pumice stone and rub lightly on the stain.