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If You Aren't Doing This With Your Toilet Brush, Start Now

When it comes to household chores, cleaning the toilet is probably everyone's least favorite task. If you're like most people, you probably leave it 'till last.

We spend so much time scrubbing and wiping away household germs, especially the ones in our bathrooms, that we often don't stop to think about the tools we use to remove them.

When was the last time you cleaned your toilet brush?


Well, consider this: each time we scrub away at the toilet bowl, that brush collects fecal matter and then sits in it's little container (usually in a little puddle of toilet water) until the next time we take it out to clean the bowl. Gross, right?  

There is one solution to cutting down on the germ transfer from brush to bowl.

Pour about 1 cup of this natural cleaner (or your own bowl cleaner) into the your toilet brush caddie. After you scrub out the bowl, rinse off the toilet brush and place it back into the caddie. You'll want to replace the cleaner once a week to keep everything fresh.


  • 1/2 cup water (distilled or boiled for long term use)
  • 1/4 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup castile soap
  • 15-30 drops of essential oil


Pour all ingredients into a lidded container and shake vigorously to blend. Pour into the toilet brush receptacle and insert toilet brush.

Separation of the ingredients is normal, so you may want to give the brush a swirl daily.

[Source: Live Simply ]

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