Dislike Scrubbing Toilets? Try This DIY Hack and Never Scrub Again!

Creating your own homemade toilet bowl cleaner can be both effective and eco-friendly. Here are a couple of recipes for non-toxic toilet bowl cleaners:

Recipe 1: Liquid Toilet Bowl Cleaner


  • 1/4 cup liquid castile soap
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons baking soda
  • 8-10 drops of essential oils (such as lavender, lemon, orange, eucalyptus, or tea tree)


  1. In a container, mix 1/4 cup of liquid castile soap and 1 3/4 cups of water.
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of baking soda to the mixture. Baking soda helps with cleaning and deodorizing.
  3. Drop 8-10 drops of your preferred essential oils into the mixture. These oils not only add a pleasant scent but also have cleaning properties. For example, tea tree oil is known for its antibacterial properties.
  4. Stir the mixture well to combine all the ingredients.
  5. Pour the mixture into a squeeze bottle or an old, clean detergent bottle for easy dispensing.
  6. To use, squirt the homemade cleaner under the rim of the toilet bowl and inside the bowl. Allow it to sit for a few minutes, then scrub with a toilet brush and flush.

Recipe 2: Toilet Bowl Cleaning Bombs


  • 1 1/2 cups baking soda
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • 30 drops lemon essential oil
  • 30 drops lavender essential oil
  • 30 drops peppermint essential oil
  • Small amount of water



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine 1 1/2 cups of baking soda and 1/2 cup of citric acid. These ingredients create a fizzy cleaning action.
  2. Slowly add 30 drops each of lemon, lavender, and peppermint essential oils to the dry mixture. These essential oils have cleaning properties and provide a pleasant fragrance.
  3. Gradually add a small amount of water while continuously stirring the mixture. The goal is to create a paste-like consistency that holds its shape when squeezed.
  4. Once the mixture is well combined and has a damp, moldable texture, use a spoon to fill an ice cube tray or silicone mold. Press the mixture down firmly to compact it.
  5. Allow the toilet bowl cleaning bombs to sit overnight. This will ensure they harden and maintain their shape.
  6. Once they are fully dry and solid, pop them out of the mold and store them in an airtight container.

How to Use the Toilet Bowl Cleaning Bombs:

  1. Drop one cleaning bomb into the toilet bowl.
  2. Let it fizz and dissolve for a few minutes.
  3. Scrub the toilet bowl with a toilet brush.
  4. Flush the toilet to rinse away any residue.