Tuesday, February 14, 2012

OSC: The Toilet Bomb Natural Cleaner

I am always looking for ways to naturally and effectively clean my home.  I have found that vinegar and baking soda can take care of most household cleaning jobs.  Cleaning toilets is no fun...in fact it is my second to last enjoyable household task (my least fave being cleaning the showers/bathtubs)...so it's something I don't do very often.  But let's face it, you can't go too long without cleaning your toilets...you can't hide your toilets from guests or family members...they must be cleaned!  So, how do we clean our toilets around here these days?  I will tell ya all about The Toilet Bomb!

What:  Baking Soda and Vinegar

How:  Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of vinegar into your toilet and let sit for a few minutes.  Then sprinkle 1/2 cup of baking soda...and watch it fizz (hence the name toilet bomb cleaner).  Let it sit for a few hours or even over night.  Scrub with a toilet brush, then flush.  Do this once a week (or once a month as I do) for a clean, sparkly, fresh toilet bowl. 

Why:  It's cheap!  It's all natural!  And it leaves your toilet or other surfaces sparkly and smelling clean.  Vinegar is eco friendly, biodegradable, and safe.  It kills bacteria and since it is an acid base it is great at breaking down mold, grease, dirt, etc.  Baking soda is also safe, non toxic and because of its mild alkali qualities dirt and grease are easily dissolved. 

Make natural cleaning a part of your One Small Change to protect and love our Earth!

*OSC stands for One Small Change...our one small change project is our effort to encourage others to make one small green change at a time for our planet. Each week I write 1 post with ideas, inspiration, and encouragement to help you along this journey of living a more sustainable life. Won't you join us in making One Small Change at a time to create a better Earth for everyone! To read more One Small Change posts, please visit here.


  1. We use this all the time and I love it - we also add a few drops of tee tree oil to the mix, both for the small and its antibacterial qualities.

  2. Another great tip, thanks. Baking soda is great stuff!

  3. Wow this easy to remember. I saw someone do this in a bow and then poured it in but, I lost the instructions and could not find it. So I am so pleased to find your blog on the same subject. Thank you!

  4. i think neverscrub is the best toilet bowl cleaner out there. what are your thoughts on that? i dont even have to clean as it does all the cleaning for us. www.neverscrub.com

  5. Sweet! Now i barely have to touch it for a few hours.