I poured my vinegar into an empty spray bottle so it would be easier to get at all the nooks and crannies of the toilet . I didn’t want to have to dive in there, so this was a much more “hands-off” cleaning method.
Once my bottle was ready to go, I gave the dirty bowl a few strong squirts, covering every grimy angle. Step 2: Add Drops of Essential Oil
Technically, I didn’t have to do this step since it’s not needed for the cleaning process, but boy, does it smell nice! I like using lavender, tea rose, or any citrus scent for a really fresh and clean smell. Step 3: Sprinkle in Baking Soda
Next, I sprinkled 2 tablespoons of baking soda around the walls of the toilet bowl. That was enough for my mess, but be as liberal as necessary with your baking soda.
Get ready for bubbles! Once the baking soda hit the vinegar, my toilet bowl started fizzing and breaking down the nasty build-up all by itself! For a really stubborn stain, you may have to let it sit for a few minutes, or repeat steps 1 and 3. If you leave it for an hour, it will even take off the lime scale! Step 4: Brush Away Loose Grime
A light scrubbing with a toilet brush knocked off the loosened build-up that wasn’t washing away on its own. I really just added this step for good measure, but most of the time you won’t even need to scrub. Step 5: Flush!
After that, I just tapped the flusher and watched all my sorrows (and the gross toilet build-up) wash away!
This homemade cleaner is seriously the best toilet bowl cleaner I have ever used. Call me crazy, but I think few things make you feel as accomplished as seeing your sparkling clean toilet bowl. Ahhhh!