Make Your Own Toilet Bowl Cleaner

Some of the most toxic cleaning products on store shelves today are toilet bowl cleaners. It’s dangerous to be exposed to the combination of chemicals – and even worse if your child or pet happens to play or drink in the toilet bowl while you’re not watching.
Make Your Own Toilet Bowl Cleaner {Accidentally Green}
There’s a safe and easy way to clean your toilet bowl, though, and it has everything to do with the Kool-Aid Man. Oh yeah!

When you’re headed to bed for the night, flush your toilet, sprinkle a packet of Lemonade Kool-Aid around your toilet bowl and scrub with a toilet bowl scrub brush. Let the Kool-Aid sit over night, then flush in the morning. Everything’s clean, and smelling fresh like lemonade instead of heavy cleaners.

The cleansing trick is found in the Lemonade’s citric acid – it helps clean the bowl and even removes hard water stains. Kool-Aid’s Orange flavor also works, but I’d rather not see orange toilet water. (Just my personal preference.) Tang also will perform the same cleaning marvel.

If you don’t have the powdered drink mixes around (and, unless I’m planning to clean my toilet, I don’t) you also can use baking soda and white vinegar. It’s not nearly as fun as cleaning your toilet with Kool-Aid, though.

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Hilary Kimes Bernstein is a Christ follower, wife, mama, and journalist. She writes about making healthy decisions that honor God and happen to help the environment at Accidentally Green. Short and sweet - like her writing - Hilary is the author of several healthy living eBooks.

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Lovely comments so far...

  1. Now this is totally new to me–one good reason to have KoolAid around! And I’m guessing it’s significantly less expensive than commercial toilet bowl cleaner, as well.

  2. Very neat!

  3. hi very nice blog and very nice information and so cool products.But I’m not sure that I want to drink Kool-Aid, now that I know it can clean my toilet.

    • Thanks for the compliments.

      That is too funny about not wanting to drink Kool-Aid! I agree with you … but it’s good to remember it’s the citric acid in Kool-Aid that happens to do all the cleaning. :)

  4. But does it kill E coli? I’ve read many places that all toilets have it in the bowl, and that only bleach will kill it. Otherwise it gets spread through your bathroom when you flush. That’s why I still buy bleach, when all my other cleaners are natural. If this works that would be great!

  5. You can use coca cola too for the same reason…. citric acid. It just looks nasty black while soaking but is probably the best way to use coke :-)


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