Do It Yourself Foaming Toilet Cleaner!

Ok. First off, you’re not going to see many pictures in this post because….well, EWW! I can’t stand looking at my toilet so I’m certainly not going to put all of you through that torture. You’re welcome! 😉

Anyway, there are a few reasons that you’re going to love today’s DIY; first, is it’s CHEAP, second, it’s quick, and third is it’s natural!

Here’s what you’re going to need:

Baking soda and distilled vinegar

If you’ve seen our homemade drain cleaner, you already know how awesome vinegar and baking soda clean your sink pipes so it’s not surprising that the SAME ingredients can do wonders cleaning a toilet!

The baking soda will clean and deodorize and the vinegar helps dissolve those nasty mineral stains we get around the waterline all while disinfecting the bowl. Awesome!!!

And, let’s think back to 5th-grade science class. What happens when you mix vinegar and baking soda? IT FOAMS!! Whoohoo!!

Here’s what you’re going to do:

PS: Don’t hesitate to get your kids involved in this! It actually makes toilet cleaning FUN! My daughter loved pouring the vinegar in and watching it foam up.

Step 1: Add 1 cup of baking soda to your toilet bowl:

Pouring baking soda into toilet

Step 2: Pour 3 cups of vinegar into the bowl after the baking soda:

Pouring distilled vinegar into toilet

Right when you pour the vinegar in, the mixture will begin to foam. The foam will come close to the rim of your bowl, but it will start to disappear pretty quickly too.

Tip: Pour the vinegar in very fast to get a strong, quick, high rising foam. If you pour slowly, then it foams too slowly.

Step 3: Let your mixture sit for a minimum of 30 minutes:

Foaming toilet

The longer you let it sit, the better the results will be. After you’ve waited for at least 30-minutes, scrub your toilet as you would with store-bought toilet cleaner.

Conclusion

That’s all there is to it! It’s almost too simple. Now you know how to clean your toilet for pennies while getting the same cleaning and disinfecting ability as you would get from the store-bought stuff!

If you have any baking soda and vinegar left over after cleaning your toilets, you can make a paste and clean other areas of your toilet and bathroom with it. It works great as a urine deodorizer!

Thanks for reading! I hope this post brings some savings to your pocket and some sparkles to your toilet!

More Frugal DIY Cleaning Ideas:

Do It Yourself Foaming Toilet Cleaner!

Ingredients

  • Baking Soda
  • White Distilled Vinegar

Instructions

  1. Add 1 cup of baking soda to your toilet bowl.
  2. Pour 3 cups of vinegar into the bowl after the baking soda. The foam will come close to the rim of your bowl.
  3. Let your mixture sit for a minimum of 30 minutes. The longer you let it sit, the better the results will be.
  4. Scrub your toilet as you would with store bought toilet cleaner.
Types: Cleaning, Family
Categories: Home, Inside The House, #StayHome

Comments

    • I tried this. Scrubbed with a toilet brush first. After foaming there was much baking soda in the bottom of the bowl. So I poured in another 1/2 c. vinegar, then another 1/2 c. Let it sit for 2 hours. The process didn’t do ANYTHING . Toilet just as cruddy as before.

  • just what i needed to know to clean my toilet

    • even cheaper and far more effective: get a neck squeeze bottle fill it with BLEACH and squirt all around under the rim, let set for ?? time and you will be so impressed with the results .

  • Doesthe foam get up to the water jacket? (The holes under the rim)

    I’ve used a tiny bit of bleach with water in the fill tube in the tank to help with those icky holes. Vinegar and baking soda better there too?

    • I’d say it’s worth a try! It may depend on how much water is in your bowl (if it foams high enough to get to those yucky holes). If you try it out, please come and share how it goes! Thanks Beth!

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