DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner + 6 Bathroom Toilet Cleaning Tips

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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
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!
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
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.
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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.
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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.
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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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  • Susan Swasey
    on Nov 11, 2018

    What about the vinegar??? thank you

    • Sarah
      on Nov 20, 2018

      I wash my clothes with vinegar and I have not had a problem with my septic system system!

  • Lisa Hancock
    on Nov 11, 2018

    Where do you get Lemon Rosemary cleaner?

    • Doris Zatzek-Yakey
      on Nov 15, 2018

      It’s not a cleaner, it’s called Rosemary Essential Oil. You can find it in Drug Stores and most other stores.

  • Evelyn Herbold
    on Nov 20, 2018

    This sounds great - I will definitely give it a try. I only have one question. I have hairspray over the the floor tiles & the toilet paper holder since the toilet is close to the sink. Any ideas on how to remove it?

    • Tara
      6 days ago

      Have you tried Mr Clean Magic Erasers? You may also be able to find a cheaper version of these at your local Dollar store! They are far more durable! I could go on and on about how wonderful these are but I'll spare everyone!

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  • Gail
    on Nov 19, 2018

    Trying it right now. Although I always clean my brush by soaking in vinegar, love the other hints, thanks

  • Gina Gabler Coburn
    on Nov 21, 2018

    Yes, the vinegar in the toilet tank! Who knew!!!

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