How to Clean a Toilet With Dish Soap

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Things You'll Need

  • Dish soap

  • Baking soda

  • Toilet brush


The baking soda lends a mild abrasiveness to the solution; you can omit it if you choose.

With so many products out boasting that they can make your toilet sparkle, it can be difficult to know which one to buy. Rather than wasting time reading labels to determine which one will work the best, look no further than your kitchen, where there's sure to be a bottle of dishwashing liquid. Using a little dish soap on your toilet can render the same results as all the expensive cleaners, and at a fraction of the cost.

Step 1

Mix together ¼ cup of dish soap with ¼ cup of water and ¼ cup of baking soda.

Step 2

Pour the solution into the toilet bowl.

Step 3

Use a toilet brush to stir the solution around in the toilet bowl.

Step 4

Allow the solution to sit in the toilet overnight.

Step 5

Scrub the toilet in the morning to remove any residual dirt or grime that may still be on the toilet bowl. Flush.


Melynda Sorrels

Melynda Sorrels spent 10 years in the military working in different capacities of the medical field, including dental assisting, health services administration, decontamination and urgent medical care. Awarded the National Guardsman’s Medal for Lifesaving efforts in 2002, Sorrels was also a nominee for a Red Cross Award and a certified EMT-B for four years.