I just love DIYs. They’re cheap, fun and so easy to do.
This is a short guide on how we (my husband and I worked on them) made our very own toilet bombs and we are so in love with just having them at home.
We try to save as much time as we can at home. We put marriage/ family (with Boogie, our 11 year-old Boston Terrier) and personal time on top of everything else. BUT, most of the time those hours go to households chores. We decided to make these because (1) we spend lesser minutes cleaning the toilet, (2) they are natural toilet air fresheners, and (3) we love DIYs. Without further ado:
1 and 1/3 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid
Lavender Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil
Silicon cookie or chocolate mold
Spray bottle with Water
Mix the Baking Soda and the Citric Acid on a mixing bowl (one from your kitchen should suffice).
Baking Soda is a known abrasive mostly used to scrub and clean toilets. An all-around home item for baking, cleaning and deodorizing.
The Citric Acid, on the other hand, reacts to the water thus making the bombs fizzle once dropped into the bowl.
Tip: We wore disposable masks. Inhaling Citric Acid will eventually make your throat sore so it’s best to protect your respiratory tract while mixing them.
Keep mixing until the bright and shiny Citric Acid bits mix with the Baking Soda.
Tip: I use a cooking whisk as I feel it mixes more than just using a spatula or a spoon.
Add 20 drops of each of the essential oils (in no particular order).
Spritz water from the spray bottle onto the mixture while mixing them.
Tip : Do this until you feel they’re all clumpy. Some say 1 tbsp of water is enough, others say it’s more. Experiment and have fun with it.
When you feel they’ve clumped enough, spritz a few on the molds and start putting the mixture in. Squish them all into the mold so they are clumped and compact, preventing them from crumbling when they dry up. Use your hands and your fingers.
Let the mixture sit and dry for a day. Carefully remove them and store them in a glass container.
Okay so the recipe wasn’t so fizzy as we expected them too but I have to admit, the whole place smelled so fresh and clean (while we were waiting for them to sit and dry). We have yet to adjust how we make them because some of the bombs overflowed while we were putting them into the mold. If you noticed in the photo above, there are some hollow parts (spaces) on the bombs. To push them down, we placed stainless steel pans right on top of them (filled with water).
These are great for home use and for gifts! Our favorite part? Watching them fizzle!
Soon we’ll be coming up with more fresh scents. Until then, Bombs away!
Love and light,
Photos were taken by the author.
Citric Acid was purchased over at Lazada.