How to make your own toilet cleaner

Miss Thrifty12 October 20, 2011

make your own toilet cleaner After posting about N’s super-glam and ladylike flat in Chelsea, I had to bring the tone down, didn’t I? I couldn’t resist…

It’s so easy to make your own toilet cleaner that, when I received my latest delivery of household cleaning goodies from Summer Naturals, I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t shared this one before.

Also, perhaps I have bogs on the brain but I have recently come across some weird and wonderful homespun toilet cleaning tips, which have ranged from glugging cola down the bowl to popping a couple of Alka-Seltzer tablets in there. (I don’t think the first will do the bathroom enamel any good. As for the second: Alka-Seltzer works out to be a relatively expensive cleaning method!)

So here is my toilet cleaner of choice.

You will need:

white vinegar

White vinegar

bicarbonate of soda

Bicarbonate of soda

toilet bowl cleaner

An empty bottle

If you don’t have an empty bog cleaner bottle, an empty spray bottle will do.

Also useful:
– A knife or something sharp, for popping the lid off the empty bottle.
– A funnel, for getting the ingredients in there without making a mess.

To make your own toilet cleaner, add the two ingredients to the bottle in the following quantities:

1 cup of vinegar
1/4 cup of bicarbonate of soda

Squirt, then let it sit for a while – just as you would with the gloopy toilet cleaner from the supermarket – and scrub. Done!

Image credit: alexbrn.

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12 Responses to “How to make your own toilet cleaner

Popbabe7 says:

I have tried the cheap Coke method when I moved in my flat. It did get rid of the yucky black stuff in the bog, without damaging it.

October 21, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I’ve been using cheap bleach to clean my toilet for years. I like your method better because it’s easier on the environment. Thanks!!!

October 28, 2011 at 6:15 pm

Nick says:

Slighty off the particuar topic iem but household nonetheless; If you have a scourer or spongy-thing for washing the dishes, then you know that after a while they can start to smell and go a bit manky! All you need to do to return them to pristine condition is to pop in the Microwave for 30 seconds. Dampen first and of course NON METAL scourers only lol.

October 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Cath says:

Mine exploded…..

February 10, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Lili says:

This tip looks great and going to try it. I spend alot on toilet cleaners and need to economise so am checking out all your tips. Wish had found this site earlier. I love it. I think I could get quite hooked.

March 12, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Pretty fantastic idea, I remember making volcanos out of this stuff back in the day.. haha

August 21, 2012 at 4:04 am

cyd says:

That’s gonna blow up all over the place. Are you kidding?

February 1, 2013 at 10:05 pm

Miss Thrifty says:

Erm, I’ve been using it for years and it hasn’t blown up yet.

February 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Sounds great. Do you have to mix and then use, or can you mix up more to keep in the bottle ready for next time? Wondering if after all the fizzing it loses its efficacy

August 10, 2016 at 6:24 pm

Hazel says:

Did as you said and the whole lot shot out at 100mph, I had put the lid on and the bottle was about to pop! I didn’t even shake it. Are you sure you are using Bicarbonate of soda?

August 6, 2017 at 4:35 pm

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