The right DIY toilet bowl cleanse recipe had to be affordable. You couldn’t afford to waste money on a product that didn’t work like it was supposed to. Plus, handy little helpers, (often children), were needed to help make it up some more at a moment’s notice. Plus, having all that mess to clean up, and not having a clean floor, was not a plus. These and other factors led me to come up with my original idea for a DIY bowl cleanse.
The problem with using a standard in toilet bowl cleaner was that the traditional recipe was not working very well. So after doing some research, I came up with a simple alternative. Instead of using the standard scrubbing brush and bucket combination, I decided to use a combination of a small wood in toilet bowl cleaner, a small soft bristle brush, a cotton towel, and some liquid detergent.
For the baking soda and essential oils mix, you will need: one tablespoon each of baking soda and liquid soap, plus one tablespoon of lemon juice. For the wood-based in toilet bowl cleaner mix, you will need: two cups of white vinegar, plus two cups of clean water. For the large glass bowl mix, you will need: two cups of unsweetened apple cider vinegar, plus two cups of clean water. For your scrubbing brush and bucket combination, you will need: one tablespoon of castile soap, plus two tablespoons of olive oil or coconut oil.
To avoid harsh chemicals, the soap and the oil can be plain. If you are going for an all natural cleanse, that might be fine. But if you are going for a brighter clean than a regular old bucket and brush, then a harsher cleaner is in order. For example, if you have a particularly stubborn buildup of mold, heavy metals, or bacteria, you may want to go with a stronger cleaner than your regular DIY toilet bowl cleaner may not be strong enough.
For your cleaning, you should first rinse and dry your hands thoroughly. Then use the smallest cloth that you have and gently scrub the area. Because it is made of natural ingredients, you don’t want to hurt yourself cleaning those tough stains and germs and bacteria. You can use a mixture of the cleaners. Using an old toothbrush, start scrubbing the stained area in circular motions, being careful to avoid actually scratching the ingredients.
As you are scrubbing the area, you should also be aware of the ingredients that many DIY toilet bowl cleaners contain. It may be surprising, but many commercial toilet bowl cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can be harmful to both your health and the environment. While using a regular old bucket and brush, some of the chemicals used in cleaning can make their way into your drinking water, and other liquids that you may drink. That’s why it is important to do a little bit of research and only use natural cleaners.
If you have some extra time, why not make your own homemade toilet cleaner recipe? There are many recipes online that will allow you to make your very own safe, gentle, all natural cleaners. You just need to have the ingredients in the right proportion. For instance, you can mix one cup of white vinegar with three cups of warm water. This type of mixture can be used as a bath cleanser or as a homemade cleaner for the toilets. It will not scratch the walls, it will not leave any residues on the bathroom tiles, and it will be safe for you and your family.
You can find all of the ingredients needed to create your own DIY toilet bowl cleaner recipe easily online. Many of the ingredients that are needed can already be found in your kitchen or pantry. Other necessary oils such as lavender essential oils and tea tree essential oils are also easy to find. Simply put together your ingredients, and you can have your very own effective natural cleaning power in your hands. The smell will be very appealing, and everyone in your home will be safer.