DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner + 6 Bathroom Toilet Cleaning Tips

4 Materials
20 Minutes

Make an all-natural toilet cleaner + 6 places you're NOT cleaning at your bathroom toilet! Time to step up spring cleaning!

When was the last time you cleaned the inside

So, do you know how often I open up the water tank of my toilet? Not often. But if you take a look at the's a breeding ground for hard water stains, mold, mildew and bacteria. Eww. So whenever I start my toilet cleaning endeavors, I start with the water tank to help keep my toilet bowl cleaner between uses. Pour 1 cup of vinegar into the tank. Allow to sit while you clean. Then flush 2-3 times to rinse out the tank. (You definitely do not want to leave vinegar in your tank for a long period of time. It will start eroding your metal components.)

This DIY Lemon Rosemary Toilet Cleaner WORKS!

Want to make your toilet sparkle and shine...naturally? This EASY DIY Lemon Rosemary Toilet Cleaner really works....I mean check out my before and after photo! Only 4 ingredients too, be sure to grab the link below to make your own natural toilet cleaner.

How to Disinfect Your Toilet Brush

You use your toilet brush all the time to get the bowl. Bravo. But when was the last time that you cleaned the brush? Ahem - yeah. Me too. So while you're bowl may look sparkly clean, you're also spreading those germs from the last clean...and the clean before that...and the clean before that from your friend, Mr. Toilet Brush. Gross! While there may be debate here, I do recommend on soaking the whole brush in vinegar first, overnight. For a deeper clean, I would go ahead and soak in bleach too. And if you haven't changed out your brush in awhile (like once or twice a year), it may be time for that too.

You've tackled the bowl, perhaps you even got the seat and under the seat. That's great. But imagine if you will the moment when you flush the toilet. There's particles of bacteria, water, and YUCK floating all over the bathroom. So making sure to clean the whole toilet, include every surface from bowl to base is super important.

And speaking of surfaces, do you know how many times your dirty hands touch the toilet paper holder? GROSS! Make sure to disinfect the entire toilet paper holder too...and maybe change out the roll while you're there.

Maybe it's because of my history as a pediatric nurse, but I'm pretty clean obsessed when it comes to any handles and knobs. And the toilet handle is one of the most touched areas of your bathroom. So even if I think that I got all of the bathroom toilet flusher handle area, I go ahead and clean that sucker again right before I leave. Because....yep, it's gross.

Hope you've taken to heart these 6 tips on really getting your bathroom toilet clean. For more tips including how to make this DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner, be sure to visit my blog Raising Whasians for more details!

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  • Donna
    on Oct 30, 2020

    Are the lemon and the rosemary just to make the solution smell nice, or do they have some impact

    on the cleaning process?

    • Evelyn
      on Nov 29, 2020

      Check her blog post . Ingredients are listed there .

  • JJ
    on Nov 28, 2020

    Where is the link for making the toilet cleaning solution?

    • Evelyn
      on Nov 29, 2020

      Check her blog post . Ingredients are listed By her picture it says GO . Press there to get to her blog .

    Just now

    So is that's all that is required for a clean toilet bowl vinegar?

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  • Such great cleaning tips! Thank you!!

  • Carey
    on Feb 3, 2021

    A quick tip for toilet cleaning & CHEAP! I looked in the emptied bottle of laundry detergent and wasn't thrilled to realize that there is actually stilll soap in there that wasn't coming out for the wash. I took the screw on lid off and put in some water. I have poured some of that solution into my toilet now for each cleaning for 2 weeks and left it overnight. I still have more to go, and my toilet is staying beautifully clean. The only drawback, if that my kitty who for some unknown reason prefers to drink from the toilet even with fresh water available all the time elsewhere. That may bot back to his fascination as a kitten with the toilet flush. He would run from anywhere in the house to come watch the water flush down! : )

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