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Mon May 28, 2012, 12:21 PM

All you need to clean toilets is vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and/or borax.



Borax and Baking Soda
Mix 3 parts baking soda to 1 part Borax

Vinegar - howstuffworks Uses for Vinegar: Cleaning Your House
Pour white vinegar into the toilet and let it sit for 30 minutes. Next sprinkle baking soda on a toilet-bowl brush and scour any remaining stained areas. Flush.

Baking Soda - eHow How to Clean Your Toilet Bowl Naturally
Pour 1/2 box of baking soda into the toilet bowl.
Let the baking soda stand overnight in the bowl. Try to do this the last thing before bed so you donít accidentally flush the toilet before the baking soda has a chance to work.
Flush the toilet several times in the morning.
Run a brush around the bowl to fully remove any loosened grime.

Borax and Lemon Juice Ė eHow How to make Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Pour 1 cup of Borax into a small bowl.
Pour 1/2 cup of lemon juice over the Borax and gently stir with a spoon into a paste.
Flush the toilet to wet the sides, then rub the paste onto the toilet with a sponge.
Let it sit for 2 hours before scrubbing thoroughly. This is great for removing a stubborn stain, like a toilet bowl ring.

Borax and Vinegar Ė eHow How to make Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaners
Flush the toilet to wet the sides of the bowl.
Sprinkle a cup of Borax around the rim and sides of toilet.
Spray 1/2 cup of vinegar over the Borax.
Allow to sit for several hours or overnight.
Scrub thoroughly with a toilet brush until the bowl gleams.


Sometimes, hard water just leaves a stubborn ring that no amount of scrubbing or rubbing can get rid of. Thatís when you grab a pumice stone, wet it and and rub lightly on the stain.

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Reply All you need to clean toilets is vinegar, baking soda, lemon juice, and/or borax. (Original post)
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dixiegrrrrl May 2012 #1
Catherina May 2012 #2
BlueIris Jun 2012 #3

Response to Catherina (Original post)

Mon May 28, 2012, 01:45 PM

1. ty, Catherina, for this good tip!

We have an old toilet in one bathroom, I will try this.
and can use the recipe to keep the new toilet in the other bathroom nice and clean.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #1)

Mon May 28, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. YW!

I cleaned all my toilets this weekend and they sparkle!

The water's so hard here that it forms rings if you're not on it.

Some people say coke works too but the one time I did it, I did it wrong.

Let me know what your results are

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Response to Catherina (Original post)

Fri Jun 1, 2012, 03:50 AM

3. This is pretty much all I have used since '99.

Minus the Borax.

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