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There are a lot of things you can use to clean your toilet ranging from store-bought blue goo in a fancy curve neck bottle to just shaking some straight baking soda. I really like this recipe for homemade toilet bowl cleaner from a great homesteading book: Do It Gorgeously. It smells amazing, deodorizes the toilet, and does a great job cleaning. (Though you still need to scrub. There is no way around that!)


1 recycled toilet bowl cleaner container or 1 squeeze bottle (recycled dish soap bottle) or 1 food dispenser bottle (looks like restaurant ketchup bottle)

½  cup warm distilled water
½ cup baking soda
¼  cup castile soap
2 Tb white vinegar
¼ – ½  teaspoon tea tree essential oil
¼ – ½  teaspoon lavender essential oil


  1. Mix baking soda into warm water and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir
  3. Pour into a squeeze bottle or recycled toilet bowl cleaner bottle
  4. Gently shake before using.


  • Don’t fill the container all the way full so you have room to shake. The baking soda tends to settles at the bottom.
  • If you don’t have any of this homemade toilet cleaner on hand, you can put 1/2 cup each of baking soda and distilled vinegar in the toilet bow, let is sit for 5-10 minutes, and scrub.
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