Toilet Bombs

When it comes to keeping a bathroom clean, there’s a lot of work involved, and it seems like the minute you clean, it’s dirty again!  Toilet bombs are the perfect thing to keep next to the toilet so you can toss one in when you’re ready to give the bowl a little freshness!  It’s perfect for those times that someone says they’re on their way over but you have no time to do full cleanings!  Toss one or two toilet bombs into the toilet and watch the fizzing happen!

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Ingredients for Toilet Bombs

1 1/3 cup Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid (in the canning aisle of the grocery store or on Amazon)
2 tsp water
30 drops Lemon Essential Oil
30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
30 drops Lavender Essential Oil
All three oils have great anti-microbial properties and kill odor-causing bacteria.

Mix the baking soda and citric acid together in a small bowl. Add the water and essential oils to the mixture, but you need to add the liquid in small batches to minimize the fizzing action in the bowl!  Gently stir the dry mixture until all of the oils have been added.  Squeeze some of the mixture in your hand.  If it clumps well, you are done!  If the mixture is still too powdery you can add a teaspoon of water slowly and mix.

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Scoop the mixture into your silicone mold (I poured the mixture into my mold and just used my fingers to push it into the squares of the mold.

Pack each square down firmly.

Let the mold sit for a few hours and then pop your bombs out of the mold.

Store in an air-tight container.

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I add a bomb when I need to freshen up the bathroom but don’t have time for a full cleaning!  Check out these other fun projects I’ve used essential oils with! SEXLVIV.COM

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About Melanie L.

Melanie works full time at Tuft & Needle and blogs part time evenings and weekends when her daughter is working on the cars with her dad!

2 thoughts on “Toilet Bombs

  1. Do yours actually fizz up?? I made some and I think the recipe I followed was almost the exact same but they didn’t fizz up or anything. I was less than impressed with them. Maybe I did something wrong.

    1. mine DO fizz up. If you add the liquid slowly it keeps the fizzing from happening while you’re making them. Try the same but add in a tablespoon (slowly) of vinegar and see if you have good results with that!

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