best toilet bowl cleaner

With 6 people in our house, we were in desperate need of the best toilet bowl cleaner around. Plus we have guests…lots of them.

I wondered why the toilets were always in bad shape, but then I counted how many times the toilet is used in just one week.

Over 100 times.

Yes, when you count up all the people that had traipsed through my front, back or garage door at some time during the week. Between the kids’ neighborhood friends, church friends, homeschool friends and so on, it’s no wonder the bathroom needs extra attention!

And we really needed a cheaper alternative to the pricey store-bought toilet cleaners.

That’s why my brain did some digging and came up with the best toilet bowl cleaner recipe you’ll find.


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Buying those store-bought toilet cleaners just wouldn’t work anymore because we go through so much of it. The best toilet bowl cleaner recipe had to be inexpensive.

I wanted to make a lot of it so I could keep some handy in each bathroom. Plus, my handy helpers, (a.k.a. kids), needed to be able to make up some more on a whim.

And of course, with so many people coming in and out of my home, the best toilet bowl cleaner needed to work really well.

Vinegar is great at not only killing bacteria, but it also helps to clean up those rings around the toilet made from calcium and lime. While this method does require a couple of hours of soaking for those calcium and lime build-ups, it works mostly on it’s own so it will also work great for those mid-week cleanups to keep the toilet sparkling clean for our guests.

Head to your cabinet and grab these supplies, because making the best toilet bowl cleaner is going to be easy and fast and will just cost you pennies!

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Ingredients & Supplies:

To make the best toilet bowl cleaner you might already have a lot of the ingredients on hand.

Here is what you need to make it:

  • 1 Cup White Vinegar
  • 5 Drops Dish Soap
  • Squirt bottle or use an old dish soap bottle

A funnel comes in handy to add the ingredients to fill your squirt bottle.

I had just used up the last of a bottle of rinse aid and thought it would make for a perfect squirt bottle. Don’t have an extra squirt bottle or dish soap bottle? Dig through your recycling bin! You never know what you can get creative with!

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To make the best toilet bowl cleaner, add all of the ingredients to your squirt bottle.

IMPORTANT: Swirl the ingredients in the bottle to combine. Do not shake.

Squirt the entire bottle of this very best toilet bowl cleaner under the rim of the toilet and the insides of the toilet bowl.

Let sit for 2 hours then scrub clean with a toilet brush.

best toilet bowl cleaner

To clean the rest of the toilet, simply use a spray bottle filled with vinegar to spray the entire toilet and let soak for a couple of minutes.

Then just wipe it clean with paper towels.

Believe it or not, the reason this cleaner is the very best is because can also be used on your sink and bathtub for hard water stains. Yep, it’s the very best for sure!

best toilet bowl cleaner

Total Cost

  • 1 Cup White Vinegar = 17¢
  • 5 Drops Dish Soap = 1¢

Total Cost = 18¢ Per Use

This best toilet bowl cleaner is so much cheaper than the store-bought cleaners.

I love that not only it kills the bacteria, but also cleans the toilet bowl of those nasty toilet ring stains.

This best toilet bowl cleaner recipe is so great because I can make a large batch of it and keep it in the bathrooms so we can use it daily if needed.

Before you purchase your next bottle of toilet cleaner, make this recipe for the best toilet bowl cleaner and see how it stacks up to your favorite store-bought one. I bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

It sure is nice knowing I won’t have to pay those hefty prices because the best toilet bowl cleaner only costs me pennies to make each time. It’s a great choice for my home and family.


YOUR TURN: Have you tried this very best toilet bowl cleaner yet? Let me know in the comments below!

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