Clean And Deodorize Your Toilet Brush With A Citrusy Ingredient

A toilet brush is an essential addition to your bathroom to ensure you keep the toilet bowl free of any stains, but over time it can start to look less than squeaky clean. Your toilet brush must stay spotless to avoid the spread of germs. In fact, you should aim to deep clean your toilet brush monthly at the very least. If you find yours is looking a bit worse for wear, the following hack involving citric acid will restore it to how it looked when you first bought it. 

There are plenty of great and super inventive ways to clean with citric acid around the home, with this toilet brush trick being just one of them. We love this method, in particular, as it only requires two simple ingredients: Citric acid and water. Plus, it's likely you already have them to hand so you can get started cleaning sooner rather than later. Even better, in less than an hour, your brush and its holder will both be free of pesky germs and any stubborn odors. 

This hack will leave your toilet brush squeaky clean

You can use citric acid in powder or liquid form. However, if you are unable to find it as a separate ingredient, lemon juice, which contains high amounts of citric acid, will work well too. To carry out this cleaning method, add one to two tablespoons of citric acid/lemon juice, along with a small amount of water, into the toilet brush holder and then put the brush back in. Let it soak in the citric acid and water mix for around half an hour before removing it. Follow up by cleaning out the holder to get rid of any residue. If you don't have a holder, you can put your brush in a bowl containing the citric acid instead — just make sure to wash it out thoroughly afterward, to ensure no cross-contamination occurs.

The reason citric acid works so well when it comes to cleaning your toilet brush is that it will break down the proteins, or building blocks, of any lingering viruses. In turn, this will also disinfect your toilet brush and stop germs from spreading. Moreover, the acidity found in citric acid makes it very helpful for effectively removing any underlying offensive odors too, which will leave the brush and holder smelling fresh and clean once you're done. This hack will keep your toilet brush fresher for longer, but suffice it to say that it's always best to replace it completely if you find that the above method hasn't made much of a difference. After all, ensuring your bathroom remains a hygienic environment is key.