Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner Recipe

What You'll Need
Lemon juice
Empty spray bottles
Toilet brush

If you're tired of paying for costly commercial household cleaners, it may interest you to learn that you can easily make your own toilet bowl cleaner with the aid of a few household items. The following steps will teach you two of the most common recipes for homemade toilet cleaners.

Step 1 - Make a Bleach-based Cleaner

Bleach is the active ingredient in a highly effective homemade toilet bowl cleaner. Begin by combing 1 cup of bleach with 5 to 10 cups of warm water. Stir the mixture and fill the empty spray bottle, taking care to pour any excess into additional spray bottles for later use. After spraying down your toilet bowl, allow your cleaning solution to sit for 1 to 3 minutes before using a toilet brush to expel any grime from your toilet bowl.

Step 2 - Make a Borax-based Cleaner

If your toilet bowl has been plagued by stubborn stains, combine ¼ cup of borax with 1 cup of vinegar. After mixing the solution, pour the toilet bowl cleaner into an empty spray bottle and proceed to vigorously spray down your toilet. Allow the cleaner to set for 15 to 20 minutes and use a hard-bristled toilet brush to scrub the stains away.