Toilet Cleaner Powder DIY

Last Updated on April 14, 2023 by Ellen Christian

Check out this toilet cleaner powder that will get your toilet bowl clean with no toxic chemicals. Make this DIY toilet bowl cleaner today.

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Check out this toilet cleaner powder that will get your toilet bowl clean with no toxic chemicals. Make this DIY toilet bowl cleaner today.

Toilet Cleaner Powder DIY

There are many cleaners intended to make your toilet bowl sparkling clean but not all of them are septic safe or earth-friendly.

Thankfully, there are many effective cleaning products you can make at home that are phosphate and sodium lauryl sulfate-free and environmentally friendly.

Another benefit of making your own toilet bowl cleaner is that you don’t need to bring home another plastic packaging container from the store. This is one step closer to a more plastic-free lifestyle.

I know that chlorine bleach is a popular toilet bowl cleaner. However, it is not good for the environment and is harmful to marine life when it makes its way back to the water.

This cleaner is bleach-free and uses biodegradable ingredients.

a jar of baking soda tipped over on its side

What powder cleans toilets?

This non-toxic and biodegradable powder is made from natural ingredients that will break down and remove stains and buildup in your toilet bowl without harming your septic system or the environment.

Toilet cleaning powder can be made with just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your home.

What is the best cleaner for a toilet?

Vinegar, baking soda, and borax are all great choices for cleaning your toilet.

For a deep clean, you can also add essential oils to your cleaner. Oils like tea tree can help control mold and mildew.

ingredients to make this cleaner on the counter

How do you make homemade toilet bowl cleaner?

To make this DIY toilet bowl cleaner, simply mix the ingredients together and store in

You will need the following mineral-based ingredients:

  • 1 cup baking soda (sodium bicarbonate)
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 10 drops of essential oils (skip for fragrance-free)

If you prefer to make this fragrance free, you can skip the essential oils in this toilet bowl cleaner powder. They are not required.

What essential oils are good for cleaning?

Lemon essential oils are perfect for cleansing. They have a strong fragrance and are effective for cleaning surfaces.

Other oils good for cleaning are tea tree oils. Tea tree oils have been found to have an antiseptic effect against several types of bacteria. It can be applied to the surface at full strength.

essential oils in a tin

Essential oils for toilet bowl cleaners

You can use any essential oil or combination of oils that you like in this recipe If you want this fragrance free, simply leave them out. Some good essential oils include:

Lemon – Citrusy and refreshing

Tea tree – Cleansing and has antibacterial properties

Peppermint – Freshening and invigorating

Rosemary – Herbaceous and grounding

Eucalyptus – Clearing and refreshing

Can I make this fragrance free?

I enjoy using essential oils in my cleaning products because they add a fresh fragrance naturally. But, if you have asthma symptoms or simply want something that’s fragrance free, you can leave the essential oils out.

mixing the ingredients in a large glass bowl

How do you make powder toilet cleaner?

This toilet bowl cleaner has lots of cleaning power. And, making your own eliminates plastic packaging from the grocery store.

1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

2. Store in an airtight container like a Mason jar. Or this shaker container works great.

3. To use, quickly shake the powder around the toilet bowl and on the water surface and scrub with a toilet brush.

4. Flush to rinse.

This biodegradable powder works hard to clean your toilet bowl. If you have hard water stains, this powder may not remove them all. But, it will leave behind a fundamentally clean toilet.

Check out this toilet cleaner powder that will get your toilet bowl clean with no toxic chemicals. Make this DIY toilet bowl cleaner today.

Is this septic safe?

Yes, this toilet bowl cleaner is chlorine bleach-free, phosphate-free, dye-free, and can be fragrance-free.

Is this Leaping Bunny certified?

Baking soda is a vegan product. Check the specific brands and oils you use to be sure they meet their standards.

Brush holder from recycled material

If you’d rather have a brush holder from recyclable material than plastic, you can store your brush in a large Mason Jar. Just make sure that it is something pets and children cannot get into.

toilet bowl cleaning powder on the counter

Is this a fizzing toilet powder?

Yes, the citric acid will react to the water when you add it to the toilet bowl. Just allow it to fizz for a few minutes and use the toilet brush to clean the bowl.

If you want a toilet bowl cleaner powder that doesn’t fizz, you can leave out the citric acid. Either way, it is septic safe.

Does baking powder clean a toilet and toilet brush?

Baking soda is a great toilet bowl cleaner. It is non-toxic and will not harm your septic system. It is also effective at removing stains and buildup.

You can also swish the toilet bowl cleaner powder around the toilet brush bowl you use to store your brush. It helps keep it odor free and has great cleaning power.

Can I use this on my porcelain toilet?

Yes, this powder can be used to clean a porcelain toilet bowl. It’s a great choice because it contains no chlorine bleach.

Porcelain toilets can be sensitive to harsh chemicals. This powder is a great alternative to traditional toilet cleaners because it is gentle on porcelain and safe for the environment.

What other ways can I use this powder?

This powder can also be used to clean your bathtub, sink, and tile. It is a great all-purpose cleaner that will leave your bathroom sparkling clean.

You can also use this toilet bowl powder to clean your kitchen sink and counters. It is a great alternative to harsh chemicals in the kitchen. And, it’s a great zero plastic option!

This versatile toilet bowl cleaner powder can be used all around your home to clean surfaces that are not harmed by water. Just quickly shake powder over the surface and scrub. I love the cleaning power this has.

More homemade cleaning products

There are lots of homemade cleaner recipes you can try. You may enjoy these.

I hope you enjoy using this dye-free toilet bowl cleaner powder DIY! If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments below. I would love to hear from you.

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  1. Ellen, Thank you for sharing this on Traffic Jam Weekend. It has been chosen as a fave feature for this week's link party that goes live on Thursday at 5:00 pm CST.

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