Environmentally Friendly Toilet Disinfectant

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe found in the Toronto Star. It comes from Green Clean by Linda and Mason Hunter and Mikki Halpin. Quote: "For the first time in the history of the world, every human being is now subjected to contact with dangerous chemicals, from the moment of conception until death." Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, 1962 Note: After the reviewers' comments, I've changed the number of drop of essential oils)

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 3 -10 drops essential oils, of your choice (until you like the scent)
  • spray bottle


  1. Combine in bottle and spray toilet.
  2. Swish with toilet brush.
  3. *Remember to label bottle.


Most Helpful

Great stuff! I used lemon-eucalyptus essetial oil to give a fresh scent. I have a toddler who is still practicing with his aim, so I love the disinfectant properties of this! It cleaned up our little messes quite well LOL!! I didn't have any extra spray bottles around, so I picked some up at Home Depot 3 for $3. Made for VEG*N tag.

JanuaryBride July 24, 2009

I'm on a septic tank too, so this was great to find posted here. I used lemon oil for the scent. It doesn't work great on stains, but it is a good everyday cleaner.

breezermom December 23, 2008

This is a great spray for the bathroom. I used Tea Tree and Lavender oils. It leaves a nice clean smell, not vinegary at all. It wasn't the greatest cleanser, but it is meant to be a disinfectant. As a bonus, it works great for shining the sink! I wasn't sure about the photo of my toilet on a recipe site, but I've seen stranger things around here. Recipe #112019 ;) made and Reviewed for Photo Tag - Thanks!

LilPinkieJ December 01, 2008

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