In case you haven’t noticed, I’m on an “all natural” kick! If I can do something without using a harmful chemical, I’m all for it. Have you looked at the list of ingredients on some cleaners around your home? The list is amazing. And frightening. And we are all breathing in all this stuff, let alone getting it on our skin.
So today’s DIY is how to make toilet bombs! I LOVE these things. I hate cleaning the toilet (who does?) and these bombs don’t take the place of having to give your toilet a good regular scrubbing, but it does keep your toilet fresher and cleaner in between those scrubbings. And, they make your bathroom smell amazing.
So here’s what you need.
- 1 1/3 Cups of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Cup of Citric Acid
- 90 drops of your choice of essential oils (I used Peppermint, Lavender and Sweet Orange)
- Spray bottle
- Some type of mold (or you can roll into balls)
- Measuring Cups
First, mix your baking soda and citric acid together in the bowl and mix until they are well combined. Then, as you stir, spray in your essential oils (I put 30 drops of 3 different essential oils in a spray bottle and shake them, but you can use any combination of 90 drops). Keep mixing and stirring until you have the consistency of wet sand.
Once your mixture can keep form (squeeze a handful and if it stays in shape, it is ready), pack your mold really well. Mine looks like this:
Let them dry in the mold for about 6 hours (may take a little longer if you are using a larger mold). After they are completely dry, remove them from your mold and place in a container. I keep mine in a glass jar above the toilet. Now whenever you need to refresh and give your toilet a quick clean, all you have to do is toss one in.
Toss one in your toilet AFTER it’s been flushed, and let it dissolve and stay in there until the next person uses it.
These also have other uses though! You can actually use these as dishwasher tablets to clean your dishes. Just place one in your dishwasher where you normally put your dishwasher tabs! Got a stinky garbage disposal? Toss one in there too. Also great for cleaning sinks – pour some water in your sink, toss one in and let it dissolve. So many uses!
If you are someone who prefers a visual, check out my video tutorial!
Can you think of another use for these?