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The Toilet Always Smells Fresh and Stays Clean. All you need is…


Nobody likes to clean the toilet. Dirty things that you’d never expect may pop out from under the rim . Nevertheless, you can’t get around cleaning it, because if there is one thing worse than cleaning the toilet, it’s sitting on a germ-infested one. This homemade toilet cleaner will make odors and grime a thing of the past.

What you need:

160 g Baking soda
60 ml Lemon juice
1/2 Tbsp Vinegar
1 Tbsp Hydrogen peroxide (3 %, from the pharmacy)
15-20 drops of fragrant oil
Here’s how to do it:

Put the baking soda in a bowl and pour in the lemon juice.


Next, mix the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar in a small, separate container. Combine both, drop for drop, into the baking powder mixture. Finally, add your choice of fragrant oil.

Using a spoon, form half-ball shapes and place them on baking paper to dry. If you’d like, you can also apply a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar to the toilet bowl. This will help the tabs stay together, because a hard crust forms around them.


The toilet tabs need at least 4 hours to dry, or preferably overnight. Store them in an air-tight glass jar near your toilet when they are completely dry.


Whenever the toilet is a little less than fresh smelling, pop in another tab.


Making these tabs does take a bit of time, but all of the ingredients are cheap and easy to find. And they are better for the water and the environment that regular toilet cleaning products, which are full of chemicals.

Tip: you can also create interesting shapes if you press the mixture into praline or soap molds. If you decide to do that, however, remember those molds should only be used for this toilet mixture thereafter.