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How to Make Homemade Toilet Cleaning Tablets

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How to Make Homemade Toilet Cleaning Tablets

Cleaning the toilet isn’t exactly a fun job, but you can make it a little easier when you discover how to make these simple homemade toilet cleaning tablets. Once they’re made, you just drop a tablet in the toilet and let the bubbling action help you get your toilet extra clean!

Not only are these cleaning tablets fun and easy to use, but they’re also a great way to help you create a zero waste bathroom.

Also, if your toilet just needs a quick refresh between cleanings, you’ll love these natural homemade toilet refreshing tablets.

Don’t have time to DIY but still interested in a quick, easy, and zero waste way to clean your toilet? Check out these awesome toilet bowl cleaner eco-strips!

Simply tear off a strip, drop it in your toilet bowl, let it dissolve, and clean like usual. Thanks to these cleaning strips, you can get a sparkling clean toilet with no more measuring, no more spills, and no more wasteful plastic jugs!

If you’re not a fan of strips, that’s not a problem. You can also take a look at this guide on the best sustainable toilet cleaners to find eco-friendly powders, liquids, and tablets that do an amazing job at effectively cleaning your toilet.

Why Use Homemade Toilet Cleaning Tablets

Homemade Toilet Cleaning Tablets

Store-bought toilet cleaning tablets can contain all types of toxic chemicals you don’t want around your family.

For example, the Environment Working Group (EWG) gives the Scrubbing Bubbles Drop-Ins toilet bowl cleaner an F grade. This is because it has a high concern for developmental and reproductive toxicity and some concern for cancer, skin irritation and allergies, and asthma/respiratory irritation.

These are just some of the troubling ingredients found in this toilet cleaner:

  • Sodium Borate- Has a high concern for the effects on the developmental and reproductive systems.
  • Hydroxyethylcellulose- Has some concern for damage to vision, skin irritation, effects to the respiratory system, and allergic reactions.
  • Fatty Alcohols- A non-specific ingredient that could hide other ingredients known to cause allergic reactions and damage to organs.
  • Sodium Dodecylbenzenesulfonate- Some concern for aquatic toxicity, allergic reactions, damage to vision, and harmful effects to the developmental and reproductive systems.
  • Fragrance- A non-specific ingredients that could hide hundreds of other ingredients known to cause aquatic toxicity and damage to the respiratory system.

Like I said, these are just some of the ingredients contained in one cleaning tablet. The sad thing is, these ingredients are completely unnecessary because you don’t need a ton of toxic chemicals to clean your toilet.

Related: The Dirty Secret Hiding in Your Cleaning Products

Homemade Toilet Cleaning Tablets

DIY Toilet Cleaner Tablets

So now that you know why you should ditch that dangerous store-bought toilet cleaner, you’re ready to make your own homemade toilet cleaning tablets. All you need to do is follow these simple steps.

Toilet Cleaning Tablet Ingredients

Toilet Cleaning Tablet Directions

  1. Add the baking soda, citric acid, and white vinegar powder in a bowl and mix until they’re combined.
  2. Pour the vinegar into a separate container.
  3. If you want your toilet cleaning tablets to have a scent, add about 20 drops of your preferred essential oil to the vinegar.
  4. Slowly pour the vinegar into the powders and stir until the mixture begins to clump.
  5. Wait until the mixture stops puffing up and begins to stiffen before trying to make the tablets. This can take anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes.
  6. Use the tablespoon to scoop out the mixture. Pack it tightly with your fingers and then place the scoops on the compostable parchment paper. Repeat until you have no more mixture remaining. Don’t forget to compost your parchment paper when you’re done!
  7. If your tablets are dry and crumbling, spray them with a light spritz of vinegar.
  8. Let the tablets dry overnight then store them in an airtight container.
  9. To use, drop one tablet in your toilet. When it stops fizzing, use your toilet brush to scrub the toilet clean.

Adding Scent to Your Tablets

These homemade toilet cleaning tablets will have no scent. If you prefer your homemade cleaning products to have a scent, you can use essential oils to create your own fragrance. Here are some of my favorite blends:

Bacteria Buster

Fresh and Clean

Bathroom Odor Eliminator

Fresh Air

Important Notes About DIY Toilet Tablets

These measurements will make about 18 homemade toilet cleaning tablets. If you need more or less, you can adjust the measurements accordingly.

You can use the DIY toilet cleaning tablets once a week to give your toilet a nice, deep clean.

These tablets aren’t the only homemade cleaners you can use to get your bathroom safely and naturally clean. Check out some of these other excellent options:

Creating an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

These homemade toilet cleaning tablets aren’t the only way you can make your bathroom more eco-friendly. You can also choose one of these great eco-friendly toilet paper brands that are soft on your bum and help save trees.

Plus, don’t forget to make the switch to a bamboo toothbrush and zero waste toothpaste. You can even get some eco-friendly floss to make your entire dental care routine more sustainable.

If you’re interested in zero waste shaving, get the best safety razor for beginners and learn how to use a safety razor. You can then make your own homemade coffee scrub to exfoliate your skin and reduce the look of cellulite and make your own homemade shaving gel. You can even make your own massaging shampoo bar and homemade loofah soap to complete your zero waste beauty routine.

Also, if you tend to use paper towels in the bathroom to clean or dry your hands, don’t forget to check out these tips to discover how easy it is to reduce your paper towel use.

Easy Homemade Toilet Cleaning Tablets

Cleaning your toilets no longer has to be a chore you despise. Thanks to these DIY toilet cleaning tablets, you can get your toilets fresh and clean with a minimal amount of fuss and hassle.

More Eco-Friendly Cleaning Tips

Now that you see how easy it is to make homemade toilet cleaning tablets, are you interested in even more excellent eco-friendly cleaning tips? Then be sure to check out some of our other popular posts:

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Tuesday 7th of July 2020

I definitely want to try these. I'd personally prefer the most eco-friendly, healthy options, but when my husband insists on the toxic scrubbing bubbles, I have an alternative to offer!


Wednesday 8th of July 2020

Excellent! Please let me know how they work for you!

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