I have been using my own DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner for a long time, but I like the idea of having something to freshen up the toilets between cleanings… Enter DIY Toilet Bombs.
*If you’d like a little more information on making your own, homemade toilet bombs, a Video Tutorial is provided at the end of this post*
Here’s What You’ll Need to Make Toilet Bombs
- 1 1/2 Cups Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup Citric Acid– Citric Acid can often be found in the canning section of you local grocery store.
- 40 Drops Thieves® Essential Oil- Not sure where to buy essential oils? Check out this post.
- 40 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- Water- Preferably in a spray bottle
- Silicone Mold– You would think you could find silicone molds all over the place, but I had the hardest time, so I ordered this one on Amazon that was perfect.
- Airtight Container for Storage
I did a little reading on citric acid… like, why is it used in cleaning? Apparently citric acid is a great antimicrobial that helps kill, and prevent, bacteria growth. Baking Soda is wonderful for absorbing odors, which, let’s admit, the toilet is known for. As far essential oils, I chose to use Thieves and lemon for a little extra cleaning boost, but other recipes I found use 30 drops each of peppermint, lavender, and lemon. It’s up to you which route you want to take.
Directions: How to Make Toilet Bombs
In a bowl, combine the baking soda and citric acid. Give it a good stir until it’s well mixed.
Add the essential oils, and continue stirring until the oils are thoroughly mixed in.
At this point, you’ll want to add small amounts of water until you reach the desired consistency. I decided to use a spray bottle and add a couple sprays at a time, stirring in between to check for consistency.
You’ll know you have added enough water when the mixture holds its shape when squeezed in your hand. I noticed the mixture still looked powdery in the bowl, but because it held its shape in my hand, I was done.
Spoon the mixture into a silicone mold and press firmly. Allow this to sit at room temperature for 6-8 hours, or overnight.
Once dry, pop the toilet bombs out and place them in an airtight container.
When you’re ready to use the toilet bombs, add two to the toilet bowl, close the lid and let them dissolve for 20 minutes. You are certainly free to scrub with a toilet brush, or simply flush them down. Done. Your toilet should smell fresh and clean.
*Please note that these toilet bombs are not going to remove stains or “markings”. They are simply meant to freshen things up a bit.
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