Non-Toxic Toilet Cleaning Tips

Non-Toxic Toilet Cleaning Tips
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With small kids in the house, I am always super cautious about chemicals of any kind, and if I can find alternatives to using them I do. I've found many alternatives to the standard toilet bowl cleaners that are inexpensive and much less toxic!
Once a month pour a half-gallon of white vinegar in the toilet. Soak it overnight if possible and flush as usual. Only do this if you DON'T use those flush and release products. The vinegar should only mix with water.

Pour one cup baking soda down the bowl weekly to help with clogs and odors.

Citric acid is a great cleaning agent, and there are several things we keep around the house that have this ingredient:

-2 tsp. Tang-yes, the orange drink of the astronauts. Put it in the toilet-swish around and let it sit awhile, then scrub.

-Coke, or another plain cola will do it too. Pour it in, and leave for about an hour.

-Drop either a few vitamin C capsules or a couple of denture cleaning tablets in the bowl overnight.

Here is a good one too: Sprinkle baking soda in the toilet bowl, drizzle with vinegar and scour with the brush.

Yes, these are homespun techniques, but they are simple and do the job for a low price and they are safe!

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Brenda Hyde is a freelance writer living on ten acres in rural Michigan with her husband and three kids. She is a mom, grandma, gardener, cook and writer. She blogs on all of these topics at


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