When I first saw the recipe for these toilet bombs on Maria’s Self about a year ago, I thought it looked super awesome. I was still in the beginning stages of learning about green cleaning and it seemed like a more “advanced” recipe to me. Well, trust me, it’s not. I just didn’t know what citric acid was yet. This recipe is ridiculously simple and that’s what makes it so great!
There’s something so satisfying about dropping one of these into water and watching it fizz away. And they smell so fresh. Obviously these can’t replace cleaning your toilet, but they do deodorize smells and kill bacteria! So they are great for in between cleans.
It cost me $3.91 to make one batch of these toilet bombs. For me, that was about 30 toilet fizz bombs. And they’re green and all natural. And so much fun to use.
The best part is, there are only three ingredients:
- Citric Acid: removes build up and scale, reduces effects of hard water, antibacterial, adds awesome fizziness (you can get it here)
- Baking Soda: deodorizes smells, great all purpose cleaner
- Essential Oils: bind baking soda and citric acid together, antibacterial (depending on which oils you use), natural scent
So don’t be scared if you haven’t heard of citric acid before. It’s a great thing to have around for green cleaning.
Homemade Toilet Fizz Bombs
- 1 1/3 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 90 drops of essential oils (I used 30 drops of lemon, 30 peppermint, 20 orange, and 10 lavender)
- Put the essential oil mix you want to use together in a small spray bottle and set aside
- Mix baking soda and citric acid together carefully. If you want, you can use a medical mask to ensure you don’t breathe in any fumes from mixing these together.
- Slowly spray the essential oils on the baking soda and citric acid while mixing until you’ve used all 90 drops. It should fizz a little bit when the moisture touches the mixture, but if there is excessive fizzing you are spraying too quickly. The mixture should start to clump and look like the picture on the right above when it is ready to be put into molds
- If necessary, you can add a small amount of water in addition to the oils to help bind the baking soda and citric acid together. Don’t use too much or they won’t fizz when they touch water
- Put the mixture into a silicone mold- or you can press it into an ice cube tray
- Let the bombs dry for at least 6 hours, then remove from the molds and store in a container with a tight lid
- Drop into the toilet and fizz away!
And you gotta love it when you can make a cute shape out of a cleaning product. I love my little hearts! I also made some cool star shapes and some plain cubes. But the hearts were definitely the cutest.
Try making some yourself and let me know how it goes!
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