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!

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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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  • Sara
    on Jun 4, 2020

    Is the vinegar safe for septic tanks?

    • Traci
      on Jun 4, 2020

      The septic tank is actually where it goes "after" you flush. Vinegar will not hurt septic tanks. I use it with no trouble.

  • Toni
    on Jun 4, 2020

    How do you remove calcification from fiberglass/ polyurethane

  • Peggy
    on Jun 5, 2020

    How much do u mix together for the clean solution or bathroom

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  • Cynthia Rosenbaum Meineke
    on Jun 9, 2020

    I made my cleaning product of baking soda and essential oils today. I used it to clean my toilet bowl as instructed. I have put vinegar in my toilet tank for the second week now per your instructions.

  • Inspired
    An hour ago

    I have used the bleach. I put bleach in the clean water in the toilet bowl and let the brush sit in the bleach water for a while. It seems to do the trick. I do agree with you about the toilet handle. It does get nasty! So I clean it daily.

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