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No one likes a stinky bathroom. This DIY toilet bowl cleaner is easy to make and works well.


We shared this recipe on Chemistry Cachet earlier in the summer and it has been one of the most popular cleaners to date.

Not only is it easy to make, it’s unique and works so well.

Be sure to click over to the blog post to read more about why we use each ingredient and possible substitutions.


1/4 cup of concentrated dish soap (I always use Dawn because it performs best)

2 tablespoons citric acid

1 cup of water

15-30 drops of purify essential oil

Squeeze bottle

Toilet Bowl Brush

Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl, then add to a squeeze bottle using a funnel, shake gently before each use to distribute the ingredients.

You will use this just like a store-bought version. After gently shaking, lightly squeeze a layer at the top of the toilet bowl. Scrub with a toilet brush well.

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Alexis Rochester is an investigative chemist, blogger and founder of Chemistry Cachet. She shares science-based skin care, cleaning, gardening and health tips. She was diagnosed with RA at age 10, so she has a passion for pain management tips and research, along with sharing her journey through this disease. When she’s not writing for Chemistry Cachet, she is taking Pilates or Barre classes, and also received her Barre teaching certification this year! She grew up in Stephenville and recently moved back with her daughter, husband and bulldog. You can find her posting pictures and fun stories daily on Instagram. Also look for Chemistry Cachet on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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