Homemade Toilet Gel For A Shiny Throne

Homemade Toilet Gel For A Shiny Throne

Maintaining a clean toilet is crucial for upholding optimal hygiene in your bathroom. Yet, many conventional toilet cleaners contain harsh chemicals that pose risks to both your health and the environment.

Fortunately, there are natural alternatives offering safe and effective solutions for toilet cleaning. Take, for instance, this straightforward toilet cleaner gel recipe, crafted from readily available natural ingredients.

Now let's explore how to make it.

First create your acidic solution

There are 2 easy, cheap and convenient ways to get the acidic solution you need to remove limescale and build up in your toilet.

1. Vinegar:  whether white or apple cider, serves as an effective acidic solution. Opt for vinegar from the food aisle rather than cleaning vinegar, which contains petroleum-based ingredients and is not intended for consumption.

2. Citric Acid: An equally effective yet cheaper alternative to vinegar! This is one budget-friendly solution for dissolving soap scum. Just mix 1 teaspoon of citric acid powder with 500ml of warm water to achieve the same acidic pH as vinegar. 

Resist the urge to combine citric acid with vinegar—it won't alter the pH and will only result in unnecessary waste.

Creating the gel

Now, let's transform your acidic solution into a gel, mirroring the texture and effectiveness of store-bought toilet cleaners in a more sustainable and health-conscious manner.


- 2 cups vinegar or citric acid solution

- 1 tablespoon Glycerine

- 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan Gun

- 5-10 drops Essential Oils (optional)


- Container to mix and pour

- Measuring cup/spoon

- Whisk


500ml of toilet cleaning gel


1. In the container, first make the thickening solution combining the glycerine and Xanthan Gum until it is free of lumps and forms a gel-like paste

2. Then add the vinegar or citric acid solution followed by the essential oils if you are using them. 

3. Whisk until it is fully combined and the mixture is the consistency you desire.


How to use it

Squeeze or spread the Toilet Cleaner Gel around the rim and sides of your toilet bowl. The thick gel adheres well and clings to surfaces for effective cleaning.

Let the gel sit for awhile – usually around 3-5 minutes, this allows the natural ingredients to break down stains, dirt, and odours.

Grab your toilet brush and give the bowl a thorough scrub, then simply flush and admire!

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