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All Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner

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I keep the cleaning routine pretty simple.  I used to make all kinds of different cleaning products for different uses.  In the end, I’ve decided that basic vinegar does most everything I need – sometimes diluted, sometimes full strength.  I do use a special laundry cleaner, but most everything else gets just vinegar when I’m cleaning the house. There are times, however; when a little extra is needed and generally speaking the toilet is one of those times and places.  Occasionally, it needs a little more than just a vinegar and a brush.  That’s where this all natural toilet bowl cleaner comes in handy.  It’s quick and easy to whip up and makes the entire room smell great.

An all natural toilet bowl cleaner that sits overnight for quick, easy cleaning from Homespun Seasonal Living.

The best part is that this cleaner is incredibly easily.

In a bowl mix together:

Stir until the borax dissolves and pour into your toilet bowl. 

Let sit overnight; in the morning brush the bowl, and flush. 

That’s it, really.  A clean bowl with very little elbow grease and a pretty nice smelling bathroom.  All accomplished with no harsh chemicals or fake perfume smells.


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Thursday 12th of March 2015

Would this survive in a spray bottle to make ahead and use as needed? Seems like it could be a great surface cleaner as well.


Thursday 12th of March 2015

Maybe if you used more boiling water and really stirred. I haven't tried it though. The borax can be a bugger to keep dissolved.


Friday 19th of December 2014

Is Borax & essential oils safe for septic tanks?


Saturday 20th of December 2014

Borax is considered safe for septic systems:

Essential oils are considered safe as well, and no more harmful than perfumes that might be in soaps or shampoos.


Sunday 9th of November 2014

I have a dumb question. Do you need to use the EO's? Smells are not my friend and although they smell great I can't handle it and end up really sick.


Monday 10th of November 2014

Skip the essential oils and it'll be just fine and should clean just as well.


Sunday 9th of November 2014

Who doesn't use their toilet overnight?


Sunday 9th of November 2014

I know plenty of folks who sleep through the night without using the toilet, so I suppose it depends on the person. If you're blessed with more than one bathroom, only clean the one at a time. The other option is just to let it sit for as long as possible and then scrub.