This post is a part of my Cleaning with Vinegar series. Join me as I explore many of the ways you can use vinegar as a natural, eco-friendly cleaner in your home. Not only is vinegar a fabulous way to “clean green,” it’s an inexpensive alternative to harmful toilet cleaning chemicals.
The bathroom is my least favorite room to clean in my house – mainly because of the “ick” factor when it comes to cleaning the toilet. There’s no way to avoid doing this dreaded chore – but there are ways to make the job easier and last longer in between cleanings. The best part about it is that your toilet can become shiny and clean using the natural cleaning and disinfecting power of vinegar.
Do you have hard water and/or mineral build up causing an annoying “ring” in your toilet bowl? My toilets used to have that problem before I started cleaning with vinegar. Keep reading – I’ll tell you how easy it is to get rid of annoying toilet rings with vinegar!
Do you want your toilet to stay cleaner, longer in between regular scrubbings? Read on for an easy tip on how to do it with vinegar.
It’s easy to be “green” and use vinegar as a natural toilet cleaner. Exchange your strong-smelling, dangerous chemicals for a bottle of vinegar and a simple scrub brush, and follow these directions for a naturally clean toilet!
How To Clean Your Toilet with Vinegar
- Pour one cup of vinegar into your toilet bowl, swish it around the bowl with your scrub brush and allow to sit for at least 5-10 minutes.
- Scrub your entire toilet bowl (don’t forget to clean under the rims) with your scrub brush.
Congratulations, your toilet bowl is now clean and deodorized!
How To Keep Your Toilet Bowl Cleaner, Longer In Between Regular Scrubbings
Supply Needed: Vinegar
- Make sure the toilet has been flushed.
- Pour approximately one cup of vinegar into the toilet bowl and let sit for at least 15 minutes. That’s it!
How to Remove Hard Water/Mineral Build Up “Ring” Around the Toilet
- Pour 1 cup of vinegar into your toilet bowl, swish around with your scrub brush and allow to sit for an hour.
- Scrub stains or rings with scrub brush. Repeat process for stubborn stains.
IF the mineral build up “ring” is stubborn, I have found an easy, all-natural way to keep it at bay for months at a time. It’s called a pumice scouring stick, and is very similar to pumice stones you may already use to exfoliate your skin. I found these little miracle workers on the cleaning aisle at my store. They are simple to use – just follow the package directions to gently scrub away mineral build up inside the toilet.
The rings will eventually build up again, but it usually takes a few months (at my house.) When the ring becomes noticeable again, I use the pumice toilet bowl ring remover to get rid of it. Works like a charm every time!
Do you use vinegar to clean your toilets? What else do you use vinegar to clean at your house? Did I miss any tips or leave out any important information about cleaning toilets with vinegar? Please feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.