DIY Natural Toilet Cleaner

If you’re not a fan of harsh chemicals to clean hard water stains from your toilet here’s a natural toilet cleaner alternative to get the job done without bringing toxic fumes into your home.

Natural Toilet Cleaner Recipe

Clean your toilet with this natural toilet cleaner without bringing toxic fumes into your home.

I don’t know about you but I love cleaning the toilet! What I hate about it is that it usually takes so much time to make it look spotless. And that only happens after I try a couple of toilet cleaners that are packed with unhealthy chemicals and also I need to scrub the life out of me. When I leave the bathroom I am basically intoxicated and unable to function for a while.

As you may have noticed, I’m very much into green stuff, for my house and my family. Plus I really like making my own household products. Making this toilet cleaner alternative is a simple and effective way to clean your toilet without harsh chemicals. And the grapefruit salt combination makes a very effective cleaner, safe for the environment and incredibly fun to use. Plus the smell is unbelievable! I could just move in the bathroom after cleaning the toilet with this cleaner.

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Natural toilet cleaner

The water in our house is very hard and the toilet bowl is the most affected, it’s got some stains I cannot stand. I wanted to give the grapefruit salt a try as I’ve heard it works wonders and I can testify it’s all true. But next time I would replace it with a few lemons; they are easier to handle thanks to their size. Although nothing beats the smell of grapefruit, it gives the bathroom such a boost of freshness so hmm, maybe I’ll stick to this beautiful citrus fruit instead. It’s so hard!

If you love having a clean house using your own natural cleaners, this natural toilet cleaner is what you need. Safe, green, eco-friendly and made of just 2 simple ingredients.

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Natural toilet cleaner


  • 1/2 grapefruit (if your toilet is very dirty you may need a whole grapefruit)
  • 1 cup kosher or sea salt


  • Sprinkle the top of the grapefruit liberally with salt
  • Wet the toilet (you can just flush) and sprinkle salt inside the toilet bowl
  • You may need to repeat the process if your toilet bowl is very dirty
  • Scrub the grapefruit/salt combo around the toilet bowl, making sure to squeeze a little juice over each spotsand lifting the grapefruit every few seconds to pick up fresh salt from around the bowl instead of just pushing it around
  • Use the rind on stubborn areas
  • Once done scrubbing, leave as is for 10 minutes
  • Repeat scrubbing if toilet is still dirty or rinse the bowl if clean
  • This method can be used for the whole bathroom, on porcelain only

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  1. Adeline Mills says:

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  2. justine @ Full Belly SIsters says:

    Just Pinned!

  3. Theresa @DearCreatives says:

    Wow, That is really awesome. I’ve never used citrus on porcelain before. I need to try this. Our water is worse than every due to the drought. Even though we are on city water it’s changed from years ago. There is more calcium and other staining agents. Thanks for sharing at the party. Pinned & shared.

  4. Darla at HeartWork Organizing says:

    I can only imagine how good this smells. I’m guessing that the salt does the same thing that baking soda does…provides that little bit of grittiness to up the cleaning power. So if you run out of salt, try baking soda as well. It is amazing here and many other places around the house. Thanks for the citrus tip.

  5. lydiaf1963 says:

    I’ve used lemons and salt to clean my cutting boards and kitchen sink, but never thought to expand the idea into the bathroom. Thanks!