Toilet Cleaning Special Recipe (DIY Guide 2023)

Why waste your holidays scrubbing your toilet when you have homemade toilet cleaning mixture in hand? Made of all-natural ingredients, homemade toilet cleaners are non-toxic and environmentally friendly.

The easiest homemade toilet cleaning mixture DIY method is to mix baking soda with citric acid and spray just a little amount of water into this mixture. After that, you can keep the mixture in a mold and leave it overnight to harden. Whenever you need to clean your toilet, toss a ‘cleaning mixture’ and see the magic!

If you want to learn the proper way of making a toilet cleaning mixture at home, we are here to help. Let’s dive deep into the details and find out how it works.

Key Takeaways

  • Toilet cleaning mixture are made of household ingredients like citric acid, baking soda, cornstarch, dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oils.
  • Mix citric acid and baking soda first add some dish soap. Spray some water until the mixture feels like damp sand. Put the mixture in silicone molds and wait for a day until it hardens.
  • Drop one cleaning mixture at a time on your toilet bowl. It will burst and fizz as the ingredients spread on the surface. After a few seconds, flush your toilet and it will be all clean and fresh!

What are Toilet-Cleaning Mixtures?

As the name suggests, toilet cleaning mixtures contain natural cleaning agents for clearing stains and removing bacteria from your toilet bowl. The cleaning mixtures is made by molding ingredients like citric acid, baking soda, essential oils, dish soap, cornstarch, or hydrogen peroxide.

When you drop one of these cleaning mixtures in your toilet bowl, they burst and fizz which cleans the toilet and pipes leaving behind a nice scent of essential oils.

How Do Toilet Cleaning Mixtures Work?

The main purpose of toilet cleaning mixtures is meant to deodorize the toilet and remove stains. They include two key ingredients: citric acid and baking soda.

Citric acid is a mild acid naturally found in lemon. It can be used to remove hard water stains, light escaping, clean mineral deposits, dirt, and grim. Citric acid binds to the mineral or dirt atoms and prevents them from redepositing on the surface. Besides, this ingredient can effectively fight against viruses and bacteria.

Baking soda dissolves any kind of dirt, grime, or grease that might be on your toilet bowl. It contains hydrogen ions which neutralize different types of acidic and alkaline odors. This way, your toilet becomes clean and fresh without any scratches.

Essential oils are also used to freshen the toilet environment with their sweet smell. You can also use borax or hydrogen peroxide. Both these ingredients remove stains and dirt while fighting harmful germs as well.

Make Homemade Toilet Cleaning Mixtures – 3 DIY recipes

Now it’s time to learn how to make your very own toilet-cleaning mixtures with household ingredients. We will discuss three easy methods so that you can pick the ingredients you prefer.

Method One – Preparation with Baking Soda, Citrus Acid, and Dish Soap

  • You’ll need one-fourth cup or 75g of citric acid and one cup or 180g of baking soda for this recipe. Mix the two dry ingredients with a spoon.
  • Now, take one tablespoon or 15mm liquid dish soap and mix it with the dry ingredients. It’s better to choose a mild dish soap that’s not foamy. Stir until the mixture reaches a damp sand-like texture. Spray some water if it looks too dry.
  • Take a silicone mold of any size and shape. You can also use the plastic icing mold of your refrigerator. Use a spoon to put the mixture into the mold. If you’re using your hands, be sure to wear your gloves.
  • Leave the mixture for drying overnight. It only takes 6 to 10 hours to fully dry. However, it’s better if you can wait for 24 hours. The moisture will evaporate during this time and the mixture will harden to form small cleaning tablets.

Pro Tip: If the mixture is too damp, the ingredients won’t stick or become hard. In this case, place the clumped mixture on parchment paper or a baking sheet and keep it in an open area for 3 to 4 days. If the mixture is too dry, spray some water to make things work. Once dried, store the cleaning mixtures in an airtight container.

Method Two – Preparation with Baking Soda, Citrus Acid, and Cornstarch

  • Take a small bowl and mix a half cup or 150g of citric acid, a half cup or 90g of baking soda, and half cup or 204g of cornstarch. You can use a half cup of borax instead of cornstarch. Stir all the dry ingredients together with a spoon.
  • You can add essential oils to the mixture to freshen up your toilet after each cleaning session. Lavender, lemon, tea tree, orange, etc., are some popular choices. Use whatever you like and mix different scents to add a twist. Use a dropper to mix 25 drops of essential oil with the dry ingredients.
  • Now, wear your gloves and take some water in a spray bottle. Spray the water 2-3 times into the mixture and knead it using your hands. Don’t spray too much water at a time as it will make the mixture fizz and it won’t work anymore.
  • Squeeze the damp mixture so that the ingredients clump together. Put the ingredients in a plastic or silicone mold and leave it to dry for 4 to 10 hours.

Method Three – Preparation with Baking Soda, Citrus Acid, and Hydrogen Peroxide

  • For this recipe, you’ll need one-fourth cup of citric acid (75g) and one cup of baking soda (180g). Mix the ingredients and proceed to the next step.
  • Now it’s time to prepare the hydrogen peroxide solution. Take a spray bottle and pour a half tablespoon of white vinegar into one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide. Shake the bottle to properly mix the wet ingredients.
  • Spray the hydrogen peroxide solution 2-3 times with the dry ingredients. Wear gloves to squeeze and clump the ingredients. Keep aside a small amount of hydrogen peroxide solution for later use. Add 15-20 drops of essential oil if you want. Again, don’t make the mixture too damp.
  • Use a deep spoon to pack the mixture. Remove the excess and press the mixture a bit to give it a domed shape. Tap the mixture on parchment paper or a baking sheet. Leave it to dry for 4-6 hours.
  • Occasionally spray the remaining hydrogen peroxide solution, but only a small amount of it. Once the cleaning mixtures become hard, you can store them in an airtight glass jar.

How to Use Toilet Cleaning Mixtures?

Once the cleaning mixtures are hardened, the rest of the process is easy. You pop them from the mold and toss one inside your toilet bowl. When the cleaning mixture comes in contact with water, it bursts, fizzes, and bubbles. Wait for a few moments until the fizzing stops.

You can use a brush to clean the stubborn stains and dirt. Once done, flush the toilet and enjoy the fresh scent of your clean toilet.

Wrapping Up!

So, that was all about homemade toilet cleaning mixtures DIY. As you can see, it’s super easy to make these cleaning mixtures with our given instructions. If you want deep cleaning, use hydrogen peroxide for better results. To enjoy long-lasting scents of different essential oils, mix them up in equal amounts. Be careful with the amount of moisture and the cleaning mixtures should be ready without any issues.