Let’s bet honest. Cleaning the bathroom is far from glamorous, and it’s always worse when you’re using cleaners with heavy odors that leave you feeling lightheaded.
Over a year ago, I shared my recipe for a simple, homemade, multipurpose cleaner. At that point, I was using borax for my toilet bowls and Windex for my mirrors. I have since transitioned to solely natural products. The homemade cleaner I have been using on my toilet bowls is oh so easy to make! Here’s the recipe:
- 1/3 cup liquid Castile soap
- 2 cups water
- 2 1/4 tablespoons baking soda
- 12 drops essential oils* (helps kill bacteria)
1. Combine ingredients in a bowl with a spout, and whisk to blend.
2. Pour into a spray bottle or plastic squirt bottle. I use an old dish soap bottle, as shown in the picture above. Be sure to use bottles that are made of a more durable plastic (avoid the flimsy plastic used in disposable water bottles). Be sure to leave a little extra space in the container so it doesn’t expand. I also leave the top open for a few hours before storing it.
3. Grab a toilet bowl brush, and start cleaning!
*According to the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy, the following essential oils have antiseptic, disinfectant, anti-bacterial, anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties and are great for cleaning: lemon, lime, orange, lavender, peppermint, rosemary, eucalyptus, and tea tree.