Here I show you how to disinfect your toilet without bleach. We all know that toilets can be filthy places. And full of bacteria. So, you need to clean and disinfect it regularly. But don’t overuse bleach. It’s far too polluting for the planet. That’s why I asked my grandmother how to do it. She’s a former housekeeper in a big house: she knows all about cleaning! She gave me her natural and super-effective trick for fighting toilet bacteria. All you need is a simple garlic clove.

How to disinfect toilets with garlic?

  1. Peel a fresh garlic clove.
  2. Slice it in half with a knife.
  3. Then throw it into the toilet bowl one night before going to bed.
  4. The next day, brush the bowl using the garlic water.
  5. Flush.

Result: a bacteria-free bowl And voilà!

Your toilet is spotless, deodorized and disinfected. Easy, fast and effective, isn’t it? And all without chemicals or bleach. Perfect for the environmentally conscious. Want something even better? This technique requires almost no effort. The garlic works for you overnight. Not bad, eh? Repeat the operation once a week.

Why put garlic in the toilet?

Garlic has many properties that can be used for cleaning. Among other things, it is a disinfectant and antiseptic. In other words, it kills most of the bacteria that can be found in the toilet bowl. This is thanks to allicin, one of garlic’s components. But that’s not all. It quickly neutralizes unpleasant odours. Having tried this trick several times, I’m very satisfied with it. But I’ve noticed that it’s even more effective if you pour 2 quarts of hot water into the bowl at the same time as the clove.

A garlic infusion to get rid of germs

As I said, the action of garlic is amplified with hot water. That’s why I came up with the idea of making a cleansing infusion. To make it, boil 1 pint of water. Meanwhile, chop two cloves of garlic. When the water is hot, pour it over the cloves and cover with a lid. Leave to infuse for 15-20 minutes. Pour the infusion into the bowl while it’s still hot, preferably in the evening. Why should you do this? Because it’s sure to be used less than during the day. Leave overnight. The next day, scrub and rinse. Not only does this kill bacteria, it also prevents the proliferation of fungi. Not to mention neutralizes odours. By adding white vinegar (approx. 3 fl oz), the infusion becomes super-powerful. It also attacks limescale and rust. Total purification not only of the earthenware, but also of the air in the room. Who says you have to spend a fortune on cleaning products?