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Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

June 4, 2017
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I absolutely hate store-bought toilet bowl cleaner! Every time I used one, I could just smell the overwhelming smell of toxic fumes. It got to the point that using toilet bowl cleaner actually made me feel ill. Being an empath who is very energy-sensitive strong chemical smells don’t work well for me! I didn’t want to keep feeling nauseated in my own home for hours after cleaning! So that led me to look for a natural solution that not only got my toilet cleaned but also killed bacteria, viruses, and parasites.

I always try to use household cleaners with simple ingredients. Ingredients like vinegar and baking soda are powerful cleaners in their own right. But they aren’t overpowering to my sensitive energy. And they’ve worked well for me for a long time now.

I have tested a bunch of different recipes and this is what I finally came up with that has worked for me. Adding grapefruit seed extract really adds the bacteria, virus, and parasite killing power to this mix! The essential oils make it smell much better in the bathroom, without toxic, chemical-filled fragrances.

Want other natural ways to clean your home? Check out my post about natural housecleaning.

Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • ¾ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ tsp castille soap
  • 5 drops of tea tree lemon, orange, clove, lime, bergamot or cinnamon essential oil
  • 5 drops of grapefruit seed extract


  • Mix all ingredients together well.
  • Pour into squeeze bottle and use!


I actually put this mixture in a squeeze bottle so that I can get it underneath the rim of the toilet. You can just pour it into the bowl, but an inexpensive squeeze bottle makes it much easier.

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