Make-Your-Own Toilet Cleaner Pods
Make-Your-Own Toilet Cleaner Pods
Make-Your-Own Toilet Cleaner Pods
Make-Your-Own Toilet Cleaner Pods

Make-Your-Own Toilet Cleaner Pods

Make Your Own
Plastic Free
Zero Waste

Alternative for: Toilet bleach / cleaner in a plastic bottle

These toilet pods can be made with 100% plastic-free natural ingredients. There's no bleach but they still get the job done. 

Difficulty Rating: Easy

Time: 15 mins + 4-12 hours drying time

End of Life: Zero waste - biodegradable

 Recommended by Kat G.
founder of Zero Waste Making Circle

"Oh how I love toilet pods! They make the final landing strip of stench smell more than bearable, they don't make you feel sick like harsh chemicals and they do a pretty nifty job to boot."


  • 1 Cup Baking Soda (250ml) - also known as bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 Cup Citric Acid (63ml)
  • Distilled vinegar
  • Essential oil


  • Measure cups
  • Silicone ice cube tray*
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Spray bottle (for the vinegar)
  • Metal spoon


  1. Add one cup of baking soda to a large bowl
  2. Add 1/4 cup of Citric Acid
  3. Add a few drops of essential oil and stir well
  4. Squirt a little distilled vinegar carefully (not so it fizzes) then stir
  5. Repeat until mixture starts clumping (like pastry crumb)
  6. Press the mixture into your silicone ice cube tray, making sure to wipe any excess away
  7. Leave to set for between 4-12 hours
  8. Push out of ice cube tray and keep in an airtight container


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  • Making tips:
    • Where to buy common cleaning ingredients
    • Starting with a small amount of vinegar spray is best; too much vinegar will cause the solution to fizz making it difficult to set.
    • * If you don’t have a silicone ice cube tray you could use a 1tbsp measuring spoon instead - press the mixture into the spoon and then turn out onto a baking tray or baking paper and leave to dry. 
  • How to use:
    • Drop one cube into the toilet and let fizz for 15 minutes
    • Once fizzing has finished use the residue to brush toilet surface and flush away

Download and keep this guide [PDF]


© 2019 Kat Goodwin. Zero Waste Making Circle. Reproduced with permission.

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