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Citric acid toilet cleaner in a glass spray bottle with cleaning cloths.

Fume Free Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Citric Acid

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  • Author: Bren
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Total Time: 5 minutes


This naturally fume-free bathroom cleaner is made from citric acid. It’s perfect for cleaning hard water stains and soap scum. Try cleaning toilets with this green cleaner, that’s just as effective as vinegar-based cleaners.


  • 68 tbsp (60-80g) Citric Acid Powder
  • 1 cups (8 oz) Hot Water
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz) Unscented Dish Detergent (the kind used for hand-washing dishes)


  1. Measure the powdered citric acid into the glass measuring cup. 
  2. Add hot water and stir until the citric acid dissolves.
  3. Gently stir in dish detergent.
  4. Pour the mixture into the spray bottle and screw on the top.
  5. Use immediately or cool to room temperature and store.


Label the container (get free printable label here) and store any unused cleaner in a cool, dry place for future use.

If the solution sits undisturbed for a long period, it may separate. Swirl the bottle to dissolve the citric acid crystals.

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