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How to Make a Toilet Bowl Deodorizer

author image Jonae Fredericks
Jonae Fredericks started writing in 2007. She also has a background as a licensed cosmetologist and certified skin-care specialist. Jonae Fredericks is a certified paraeducator, presently working in the public education system.
How to Make a Toilet Bowl Deodorizer
Homemade deodorizers keep your toilet fresh. Photo Credit: Ilya Andriyanov/Hemera/Getty Images

Like most commercial cleaners, toilet bowl deodorizers often contain chemicals considered unsafe for people and the environment. If you are looking for a safer way to keep your toilet bright and fresh, try a natural alternative. A homemade deodorizer applied to your toilet bowl is highly effective. Best of all, many ingredients used to mix the cleaner may already be in your pantry.

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Step 1

Pour 2 cups of water into a small pitcher. Add 2 tbsp. of baking soda to the water.

Step 2

Stir the water and baking soda with a plastic or wooden spoon to combine. Add 2 tbsp. of vinegar to the water and baking soda. Adding the vinegar will cause the toilet bowl deodorizer to foam slightly.

Step 3

Add 1 tsp. of your favorite essential oil to the mixture and stir to combine. Pour the toilet bowl deodorizer into 12-oz. spray bottle.

Step 4

Spray the mixture onto the inside of your toilet bowl. Allow the toilet bowl deodorizer to sit for at least 20 minutes.

Step 5

Scrub the toilet bowl with a toilet brush. Flush the toilet bowl to remove any debris loosened by the scrubbing. Repeat whenever necessary.

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