The basic idea is that you combine a couple ingredients together and then drop it into the toilet where it cleans the toilet and the essential oils make your bathroom smell lovely.
I used the instructs from Healthy Holistic Living to make my toilet bombs! Check out their website because they made the toilet bombs look super cute with a little flower pattern! Love it!
- 1 1/3 c Baking Soda
- 1/2 c Citric acid
- Essential oils (total of 90 drops) I recommend this brand
- Mixing Bowl
- Spray bottle or misting bottle
- A flexible or shallow mold (ice cube trays, small silicone molds, madeleine cookie tray)
- Mask for mixing (recommended)
- Glove to prevent an irritation to your hands (optional, but recommended)
Put your essential oil mix into a spray or misting bottle because too much liquid too fast will cause problems (read further to find out why!)
I used 20 drops peppermint, 20 drops tea tree, 30 drops orange, and 10 drops lavender. If you want to use less essential oils or opt out of using them completely, you can use water. I added a little bit of water to mine because I didn't use all 90 drops of essential oils.
Spray the essential oil blend on the baking soda mixture slowly as you whisk. Take care to pay attention so that the mixture doesn't start to fizz.
Fizzing = less of a cleaning "explosion". Fizzing bad.
The mix should be wet enough that if you pick it up and squeeze it, that it clumps together a bit, but some will parts will still crumble away. You'll probably think you'll need more spray, but you don't.
Place the mixture into the mold and let it sit for at least 6 hours to dry and harden.
Remove the from the molds and you can store them in a jar by the toilet. Drop one in each week to keep the bowl fresh and clean.
How Did It Do?
I tossed mine in the bowl and jumped back, waiting for the thing to blow up. It fizzles fiercely and swirls around the bowl, but there is no big explosion. So, unfortunately no, you do not need protective eye wear. It was very anti-climatic.
Here is a picture of my nasty guest room toilet and how nice and clean it looks AFTER the toilet bomb.
It definitely did a nice job with minimal effort and worked well with these hard water stains, but it does still require scrubbing if you get that "ring"-- you know what I mean! I've had to go at that with a pumice stone before. Yuck!
Does anyone else use toilet bombs or have any recipes that they use to clean their toilets?!
If you want to learn more about essential oils please read "How to Find Quality Essential Oils".
Citric Acid Questions
One of the most common questions I get is "Where do I buy citric acid"? I have always found Amazon.com to the the cheapest.
Citric Acid (non-GMO)