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3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

I'm not sure anyone enjoys cleaning toilets...if you know someone that does, please send them my way! Seriously, though...I hate cleaning toilets, so anything that makes it easier for me is great!  I discovered an easy way to clean your toilet with only 3 ingredients and basically no effort. These homemade toilet cleaning bombs can be made with 3 household ingredients and will leave your toilet sparkling clean! The crazy thing is that I use the same recipe for my Homemade Dish Tablets, so they do double duty!

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

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What you will need to make Homemade Toilet Bombs:

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1 Cup Baking Soda

¼ Cup Citric Acid

1 Tablespoon Dish Liquid (any brand will do)

Silicone Ice Cube Tray 

Airtight Jar or Container

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Add one cup of baking soda to a large bowl.

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Next, add ¼ cup of Citric Acid.

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Squirt in 1 tablespoon of dish liquid...you can find my Homemade Dish Liquid Recipe HERE or you can use any dish liquid you like or have on hand!

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Mix together well using your hands, a spoon or a whisk.

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Now press the mixture into your silicone molds or an ice cube tray, making sure to wipe any excess away.

***PLEASE NOTE*** These will expand more if you use more liquid, and that is perfectly ok. Let them expand for a few moments, then wipe any excess away and use to fill your mold again. If you don't have enough molds or ice cube trays to hold the extra, store the extra mixture in a sealed plastic bag until you can use to refill more of your molds. Expanding is absolutely normal.

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Let them dry for at least 4 hours or overnight. Once they are completely dry, gently pop them out and store in an airtight container.

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

To clean and deodorize your toilet, simply toss a toilet bomb into your toilet bowl.

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

It should start fizzing, which means your toilet cleaning bombs are doing their work!

3 Ingredient Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

These homemade toilet cleaning bombs make toilet cleaning easy and hands free!

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Thieves Toilet Bombs

Thieves Toilet Bombs

These homemade Thieves toilet bombs will keep your toilets smelling fresh between cleaning!Thieves Toilet Bombs

Note: This post has been updated 4/7/2019. The original recipe used vinegar, which should NOT be mixed with hydrogen peroxide. We tested the recipe again without the vinegar with success! 

I’ll be honest…

I don’t really LOVE to clean my toilets.

I have toddlers and boys, so messes happen often. I’ve discovered something that has helped to keep my toilets fresh and stink free between cleanings.

TOILET BOMBS!!!

Toilet bombs are a mix of baking soda, citric acid and essential oils. They absorb icky odors and help to keep toilets cleaner between cleanings. I drop one into each of our toilets every night before bed. These serious work and smell so nice!

I use Thieves essential oil blend because it’s one of my favorite essential oils for cleaning. Thieves is so popular that Young Living has a whole line of cleaning products made with Thieves essential oil! Of course, you can use your favorite essential oil to freshen your toilet. Lemon and tea tree are two both amazing too!

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How To Make Thieves Toilet Bombs

You’re going to need baking soda, citric acid, your favorite essential oils, hydrogen peroxide, a spray bottle and a cookie sheet. I purchased my baking soda and citric acid from Mountain Rose Herbs. Their baking soda is natural sourced and aluminum free.

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Next you’re going to mix 1 cup of baking soda with 1/4 cup of citric acid together in a small bowl.

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Spray the peroxide over the baking soda and citric acid. Stir the mixture and continue to spray until its damp enough to form. I used 3/4 of the spray mixture. Add 15-20 drops of essential oils to the mixture and mix very well.

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Now you’r going to scoop your toilet bombs out using a teaspoon. Carefully place each bomb on your cookie sheet. Don’t worry if the mixture is a little crumbly. It’ll harden up when it’s dry!

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Lastly, you’ll spray the toilet bombs with more peroxide. This step is important because it helps to harden the bombs so the don’t crumble. After you spray the top of the bombs you need to let them dry for 4-6 hours. They’ll harden up nicely and you’ll be able to store them in a container once they’re dry.

How To Use Toilet Bombs

Toss 1-2 bombs into your toilets anytime they need to be freshened up!

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These homemade Thieves toilet bombs will keep your toilets smelling fresh between cleaning!

  • Author:The Coconut Mama
  • Prep Time:5 mins
  • Total Time:5 mins
  • Yield:40 Toilet Bombs 1x
  • Category:Cleaning

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Cup Citric Acid
  • 1 Tablespoon Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 20 Drops of Thieves Essential Oil (or essential oil of choice)

Instructions

  1. Mix baking soda and citric acid together in a small bowl.
  2. Spray peroxide over the baking soda and citric acid.
  3. Stir the mixture and continue to spray until it’s damp enough to form into balls. I used 3/4 of the spray mixture.
  4. Add 15-20 drops of essential oils to the mixture and mix very well.
  5. Scoop your toilet bombs out using a teaspoon.
  6. Carefully place each bomb on your cookie sheet. Don’t worry if the mixture is a little crumbly. It’ll harden up when it’s dry.
  7. Spray the top of the toilet bombs with more peroxide. This step is important because it helps to harden the bombs so the don’t crumble.
  8. After you spray the top of the bombs you need to let them dry for 4-6 hours.
  9. Once your toilet bombs are dry you can store them in a container.
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Does anyone enjoy cleaning the bathroom?

I’m guessing next to no one reading this just raised their hand. Who wants to put on a pair of rubber gloves, a clothespin over their nose, and hold the magic wand? Not I!

Some things just have to be done – like regularly cleaning the bathroom. But that doesn’t mean we can’t find ways to make it easier…

I discovered an easy trick that helps keep the toilet clean and the bathroom smelling fresh – no gloves or clothespins required! All it takes is five ingredients and the drop of a fast-acting DIY toilet bowl cleaner bomb.

Why Make Homemade Toilet Bowl Cleaner?

What you should be asking is, “Are toilet cleaners safe?”.

Out of 75 toilet bowl cleaners, the Environmental Working Group tested from 28 different brands, more than 50% received a rating score of “F.”

In fact, most commercial toilet bowl cleaners contain harsh chemicals that can pollute your home’s environment, creating potential health risks.

For example, the Organic Consumers Association reports, toilet bowl cleaners contain corrosive ingredients that are severe eye, skin, and respiratory irritants. In addition to sulfates which can trigger asthma attacks in those with asthma.

Enough reason for me to make a natural toilet bowl cleaner! Read on for a quick reference on the ingredients you’ll need to make toilet cleaner bombs.

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Use these homemade toilet bowl cleaner bombs to keep your toilets smelling fresh in between cleanings!

Natural Toilet Bowl Cleaner Ingredients Without Health Risks

Thankfully we can keep things clean and smelling fresh in the bathroom without the use of harsh chemicals. Not only that, we can do it at an affordable price tag too. Here are the natural toilet bowl cleaner ingredients you’ll need to make a homemade toilet bowl cleaner bomb.

Citric Acid

What it is: A natural crystalline acid found in citrus fruits like lemons. Citric acid is antibacterial and antiseptic without being corrosive.

The Purpose: This natural toilet bowl cleaner binds with minerals and helps to release stuck-on particles and debris. Citric acid is additionally effective at keeping mineral deposits or tough hard water stains out of the toilet.

Baking Soda

What it is: Also known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is a naturally occurring substance. Popularly known for its use as an odor absorber and scouring agent.

The Purpose: I include it in DIY toilet bowl cleaner bombs to naturally deodorize and lift the ring around the bowl. This cleaning agent can do most of the job on its own!

Essential Oils

What it is: Pure essential oils for cleaning are the best kept secret weapon to homemade cleaning solutions.

The Purpose: Outside of their cleaning power, essential oils add a natural, non-toxic scent keeping your toilet smelling clean after each flush.

Some of the best essential oils to use in homemade toilet bowl cleaner are:

Hydrogen Peroxide

What it is: Hydrogen peroxide is anti-fungal, anti-mold, antibacterial, and anti-mildew, so it clearly makes sense to use it as a toilet cleaner.

The Purpose: Practical, non-toxic, and cheap – hydrogen peroxide kills a large number of tiny pathogens in a toilet bowl. But, it can take some time to sanitize.

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Discover the ultimate lazy toilet bowl cleaner - fizzy toilet bombs! They make the task so easy, it’s hands free.

The Lazy Toilet Bowl Cleaner

While I am not someone who thinks they are too good to clean the toilet, I still don’t prefer to get too close to the job. Nor do I want to spend several minutes elbows in scrubbing the toilet.

This leads me to the ultimate lazy toilet bowl cleaner – fizzy toilet bombs! They make the task so easy; it’s hands-free. Each is made with the natural cleaning agents above to keep things fresh longer so that you can scrub less.

MAKE THESE FIZZY TOILET BOMBS TO QUICKLY FRESHEN UP YOUR BATHROOM WHENEVER NEEDED!

Here’s what you’ll need to make toilet bombs:

1 cup baking soda

1/4 cup citric acid

1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide

15 drops lemongrass essential oil

15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

1 silicone mold, 12 to 15 cavities, or bath bomb molds

How to Make DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner Bombs:

Add one cup baking soda and a ¼ cup of citric acid to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend and remove any clumps.

Next, pour one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide into a separate, small glass bowl. Add fifteen drops each of lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oil the hydrogen peroxide and stir to combine.

Then VERY slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.

After mixing the bowl of wet ingredients into the dry mixture, scoop a small amount into the side of the bowl to test the consistency. (It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon more of hydrogen peroxide. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.)

Once the toilet bowl cleaner mixture is ready, scoop each side of a bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Then press together and let stand 2 minutes. (I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting.)

Once set, gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again. Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered for 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a dry place or container until use.

Yields: 6 to 8 toilet bombs

DIY toilet bowl cleaner bombs are made with the natural cleaning agents to keep things fresh longer, so you can scrub less.

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Materials

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
  • 15 drops lemongrass essential oil
  • 15 drops eucalyptus essential oil

Tools

  • 1 silicone mold, 12 to 15 cavities
  • large glass mixing bowl
  • metal whisk

Instructions

  1. Add one cup baking soda and a ¼ cup of citric acid to a large glass mixing bowl. Whisk to blend and remove any clumps.
  2. Next, pour one tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide into a separate, small glass bowl. Add fifteen drops each of lemongrass and eucalyptus essential oil the hydrogen peroxide and stir to combine.
  3. Then VERY slowly pour the wet ingredients into the dry mixture, whisking as you go. If the mixture begins to fizz or foam, slow down.
  4. After mixing the bowl of wet ingredients into the dry mixture, scoop a small amount into the side of the bowl to test the consistency. (It should stick together and hold its shape. If the mixture is too dry and powdery, add a ½ teaspoon more of hydrogen peroxide. Then mix well and test again. Repeat until you have the correct consistency.)
  5. Once the toilet bowl cleaner mixture is ready, scoop each side of a bath bomb mold into the mixture until it’s just overflowing. Then press together and let stand 2 minutes. (I recommend using multiple bath bomb molds so you can keep going while the others are setting.)
  6. Once set gently release the bath bomb onto a cutting board or cookie sheet. If the bath bomb cracks while removing it, scoop a little more mixture and press together again. Allow bath bombs to dry uncovered 8 hours or overnight. Once dry, store in a dry place or container until use.

Notes

Toilet bombs are best used to keep toilets clean longer in between cleanings. I recommend dropping one bomb into the bowl of the toilet at night.

Overnight they will clean, absorb unpleasant odors, and help to extend cleanings. And you’ll awaken to a fresh-smelling bathroom. Simply give it a flush in the morning and you’ll see the difference.

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How do DIY Toilet Bowl Cleaner Bombs Work?

It’s all in the fizz! When citric acid and baking soda react with water, the ingredients will start to bubble and then fizz.

While they are each completely natural ingredients, the process makes the fizzing action. And this fizzing action, along with hydrogen peroxide and essential oils, cleans the toilet bowl from germs and debris, in addition to absorbing unpleasant odors.

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What’s the best way to use a toilet bomb?

Toilet bombs are best used to keep toilets clean longer in between cleanings. I recommend dropping one bomb into the toilet bowl at night when you finish your nightly skin care routine.

Overnight they will clean, absorb unpleasant odors, and help to extend cleanings. And you’ll awaken to a fresh-smelling bathroom. Simply give it a flush in the morning, and you’ll see the difference.

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Drop a DIY toilet bowl cleaner bomb in your white throne for a long lasting natural fresh scent.

These homemade natural toilet bowl cleaner bombs are so easy to use – because you just drop them in! You can use them as often as you like to freshen things up. And you don’t need to use a toilet brush to make them work.

So, if you’re looking for a lazy toilet bowl cleaner – this is it! Let the fizzy action do the job while you sleep!

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How To Clean a Toilet using Baking Soda and Vinegar

Toilet Bombs: Easy DIY Toilet Cleaner

Cleaning the toilet just got a whole lot easier! Whip up some of these DIY toilet bombs, and you’ll have a fast and easy natural toilet cleaner that leaves your toilet sparkling clean and smelling fresh. 

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How to make fizzy toilet bombs

What is a fizzy toilet bomb? Toilet bombs are easiest way to clean the toilet, and you need them in your life.

I mean, who actually enjoys cleaning the toilet? Not me! With a perfectly natural toilet cleaner that is as easy as drop and fizz, your life will be changed. No longer will you hate cleaning the toilet!

You can use these toilet bombs without any scrubbing for freshness boost in between cleanings. Or, you can use them when you do your actual bathroom cleaning routine. Speaking of cleaning, I share the best non toxic cleaning products in this post.

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These are the bomb! I couldn't believe how easy it was to make these toilet bombs. They make cleaning the toilet so easy, and I love how natural they are! #toiletbombs #diy #essentialoils #nontoxic #cleaning

How can you keep your toilet clean naturally?

Commercial cleaners are full of toxins. This isn’t good for us, or our environment (source). 

How do you make a toilet bomb? It’s as easy as mixing together a few simple ingredients. You probably have all or most of them on hand already!

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DIY toilet cleaner bomb recipe

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Add baking soda and citric acid to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Add essential oils, one at a time, and mix well after each addition. 
  3. Slowly sprinkle about 1/4 tsp. water into dry ingredients, and immediately mix well.
  4. Repeat with about two more 1/4 tsp. of water, one at a time, mixing well in between each addition, until mixture is just damp enough to hold together when packed, like the perfect, damp, sandcastle building sand. 
  5. Pack mixture tightly into mold, pressing corners in well.
  6. Allow to dry overnight for at least 12 hours.
  7. Remove from mold and store in an open container. 

Easy non toxic toilet cleaner

How to use toilet bombs

We like to keep a jar of these toilet bombs in the bathroom. Whenever the toilet needs some freshening up, it’s as easy as dropping a bomb.

I take a toilet bomb, put it in the toilet, and watch it start to fizz. Next, I grab the toilet brush and give the bowl a scrub. I flush, and it’s done! So easy. 

How do you make a toilet bomb fizzy?

When these toilet bombs hit the water, it triggers a chemical reaction between the baking soda and citric acid. This fizzing actions helps to spread the cleaning power around the toilet bowl. 

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Why do toilet bombs have essential oils?

Essential oils are powerful tools when it comes to all natural, toxin free cleaning. They are the perfect addition to these toilet bombs, because they add cleaning power and a nice, fresh smell. 

My favorite essential oils for cleaning are tea tree and lemon. I have more essential oil spray recipes for the home in this blog post here. I also have a recipe for an essential oil stain remover that uses lemon essential oil to remove laundry stains. 

Tea tree essential oil has powerful antibacterial properties, and has such a fresh, clean, zesty scent. 

Lemon essential oil is also great for getting rid of bacteria, and has is wonderful for loosening and scrubbing away grime. The smell is also very clean and fresh!

If you’d rather, you can also grab some toilet cleaning bombs online. 

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Toilet Bombs | Easy DIY Toilet Cleaner

Toilet bombs

Cleaning the toilet just got a whole lot easier! Whip up some of these DIY toilet bombs, and you'll have a fast and easy natural toilet cleaner that leaves your toilet sparkling clean and smelling fresh. 

Total Time12 hours5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid
  • 40 drops essential oils (I like tea tree and lemon)
  • 1-3 tsp. water

Instructions

  1. Add baking soda and citric acid to a mixing bowl and stir well to combine.
  2. Add essential oils, one at a time, and mix well after each addition. 
  3. Slowly sprinkle about 1/4 tsp. water into dry ingredients, and immediately mix well.
  4. Repeat with about two more 1/4 tsp. of water, one at a time, mixing well in between each addition, until mixture is just damp enough to hold together when packed, like the perfect, damp, sandcastle building sand. 
  5. Pack mixture tightly into mold, pressing corners in well.
  6. Allow to dry overnight for at least 12 hours.
  7. Remove from mold and store in an open container. 

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Soda cleaning for baking bombs

When your dishwasher isn't wafting the freshest scent or cleaning your dishes as it should, giving it a good cleaning may fix your problems. Instead of spending hours scrubbing, make these supereasy dishwasher baking-soda bombs that do all the work for you. Along with being eco-friendly, this just-about-free cleaning solution does an amazing job freshening your dishwasher while cleaning all those nooks and crannies that collect bits of food, harbor mold — and all that other icky stuff.

What You'll Need:

  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 3 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide
  • 10 to 20 drops essential oil
  • Mixing bowl
  • Large spoon or ice cream scoop
  • Parchment paper
  • Sheet trap
  • 2 cups vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dish detergent
  • Ceramic or glass bowl

Directions:

  1. Start by giving your dishwasher a quick clean. Use a damp sponge to wipe around the door and along the bottom edges, and check the drain for any food bits, which is a bit gross but a necessary step.
  2. Now mix together the baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and essential oil in a mixing bowl until it resembles damp sand. Use a large spoon or ice cream scoop to mold the dishwasher baking soda bombs, and then gently tap out onto a parchment-lined sheet tray. The baking soda naturally scrubs your dishwasher, while the hydrogen peroxide cleans and whitens, and the essential oil gives your washer a fresh scent. Let the baking-soda bombs dry for several hours or overnight.

  1. Fill a glass or ceramic bowl with the vinegar, and add your favorite liquid dish-washing detergent. Mix together, and place on the top rack of your dishwasher. Place one baking soda bomb on the bottom rack in the silverware holder, and run your dishwasher set on the hottest setting. Once your dishwasher cycle is complete, open and enjoy a sparkling-clean dishwasher!

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DIY Homemade Fizzy Toilet Cleaning Bomb - Bathroom Cleaning Tip

How to Make Toilet Bombs – All-Natural + Simple

Looking for a simple, natural way to make cleaning the toilet a little easier? Look no further than these toilet bombs! They are made with natural ingredients and have a neat fizzing action that makes this typically gross chore more palatable.

Okay, let’s be honest. No one loves cleaning the toilet, but this makes it a touch more interesting. I’ve found an easy way to get this chore done naturally with DIY toilet cleaner fizzies! 

Not only do they look cute (what other toilet cleaner can make that claim?!), but they’re fun to watch while they fizz in the toilet bowl! Let’s just say that my daughter has never been so “helpful” in wanting to help me clean the bathroom before!

Toilet Bombs

Toilet bombs are also sometimes called toilet fizzes or fizzies, thanks to the signature fizzing action. This comes from the reaction caused when baking soda within the toilet bomb is met with white vinegar. Think of that classic volcano science experiment, then imagine all that action working against the grime in your toilet!

Essential Oils to Use

The use of essential oils in this DIY are two fold. Firstly, they can help mask the stink that toilets tend to have (ick!). Secondly, they also can bring some powerful cleaning properties to your toilet bombs! Here are the oils I recommend:

Peppermint Oil

Peppermint oil will bring a minty fresh clean to your toilet bowl. Plus, it has antiseptic properties to boot.

Lavender Oil

Despite its gentle and calming scent, lavender oil has a powerful punch of disinfecting properties. I also love the scent – it feels like I’m getting a 2 for 1 special of cleaning my home + a dash of aromatherapy.

Lemon Oil

One of the most popular essential oils for disinfecting is lemon oil. This scent also happens to be a natural deodorizer, which is always welcome in the bathroom.

Disinfecting Essential Oil (Tea Tree, Thieves, or Armor)

Lastly, these toilet bombs call for one last disinfecting oil. I often use tea tree oil, but many people prefer a blend like Thieves or Armor.

How to Make Toilet Bombs

Now let’s talk about how to whip up a batch of these toilet bombs!

Supplies Needed:

All-natural ingredients for homemade toilet fizzies

In a large bowl, stir together baking soda and citric acid until well combined.

Mixing bowl of baking soda and citric acid

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Add the essential oils and stir to mix thoroughly. I recommend using a metal whisk as it does a great job of breaking apart the drops of oil throughout the mixture.

Place vinegar in spray bottle and spritz baking soda mixture lightly. You will see a small fizzing action, but it will quickly stop. You do not want to soak it or you will cause the fizzing reaction (baking soda + vinegar reaction) to occur too much and it won’t be effective for cleaning.

Spritz and stir, then repeat. Continue doing this until it is just barely misted enough so that it sticks together when squeezed but not dripping.  You want it to be moldable like wet sand – but just barely wet!

Silicone mold filled with DIY Toilet Cleaner Fizzies

Here is the fun part where you can either get the kids involved, or pretend you are on the beach making your own sand castles! 🙂 Take a handful of the mixture and firmly press it into each of the 12 silicone molds. You may see them “grow” a bit from the vinegar + baking soda reaction as it dries.  

I just kept pushing them firmly into the mold to keep their shape. It will take a couple of hours for your toilet cleaner fizzies to fully dry. I let them sit over night before I popped them out of the molds.  

Pop them out of the molds and store them in a mason jar or similar container. That’s how you make all-natural DIY toilet cleaner fizzies!

Container of fun-shaped, chemical-free toilet fizzies
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How to Make Toilet Bombs – All-Natural + Simple

Simple, natural way to make cleaning the toilet a little easier? Look no further than these toilet bombs!

In a large bowl, stir together baking soda and citric acid until well combined.

Add the essential oils and stir to mix thoroughly. I recommend using a metal whisk as it does a great job of breaking apart the drops of oil throughout the mixture.

Place vinegar in spray bottle and spritz baking soda mixture lightly. You will see a small fizzing action, but it will quickly stop. You do not want to soak it or you will cause the fizzing reaction (baking soda + vinegar reaction) to occur too much and it won’t be effective for cleaning.

Spritz and stir, then repeat. Continue doing this until it is just barely misted enough so that it sticks together when squeezed but not dripping.  You want it to be moldable like wet sand – but just barely wet!

Take a handful of the mixture and firmly press it into each of the 12 silicone molds. You may see them “grow” a bit from the vinegar + baking soda reaction as it dries.

Push them firmly into the mold to keep their shape. It will take a couple of hours for your toilet cleaner fizzies to fully dry. Let them sit over night before popping them out of the molds.  

Pop them out of the molds and store them in a mason jar or similar container. 

How to Use Toilet Fizzies

Simply drop one of the fizzies into the toilet, let it fizz for a couple minutes, then scrub your toilet clean. You’ll love how clean your toilet is without any chemicals either!!

Don’t be surprised if your kids suddenly want to help you clean! They’ll love the fizzing action with this DIY toilet cleaner. Happy cleaning!

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Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Your cleaning day just got easier with these lemon-scented homemade toilet cleaning bombs.  Made with all-natural ingredients, these cleaners will leave your toilet sparkling with little effort.

Cleaning the toilets isn’t the most pleasant job, though if you were here when I get out the toilet brush, you would think differently.  All my kids LOVE to scrub the toilets.  Yes, they are weird! But I know this is partly because they are little, the brush looks exciting, and it appears that we are playing in the water. In a few years, I will have to beg someone to clean the toilet. 😉 

If you don’t have 4 little helpers, as I do, I have an easy solution! Heck, even with all my help, I prefer to use these homemade toilet cleaning bombs over getting the scrub brush out. Less mess, and no one has to fight over who’s turn it is. 

This toilet bomb recipe is simple to make, and they work so well! 

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SAFE TOILET BOWL CLEANER 

Most conventional, if not all, toilet cleaners are loaded with toxins and chemicals.  I try to get these ingredients out of my house just in case a child would get into them. And so they can help me clean without me having to worry. Plus, kids love to touch everything and put everything in their mouths. I don’t want to spray all the surfaces in my home with dangerous ingredients. 

Before making my own products, I remember having to wear a mask over my face when I would clean. I couldn’t stand breathing in all the toxic fumes, and it oftentimes gave me a headache. Now that I clean with natural ingredients, I don’t have to worry, and my house is still getting cleaned. 

Good news! You don’t need dangerous chemicals to keep your toilets clean. This DIY toilet cleaner is made with all safe ingredients, and they work so well! Plus, they are hands-off! 

HOW DO HOMEMADE TOILET CLEANING BOMBS WORK?

Similar to bath bombs, when these hit the water, the baking soda, and citric acid will have a reaction causing a “fizzing action,” if you will. This is why it is important to use as little water as possible when making these. 

As the ingredients fizz, it will naturally clean your toilet and work to remove dirt and grim. When using these, you won’t need to use a toilet brush; however, I wouldn’t get rid of the brush for good.  Every once in a while, I like to use my toilet bowl cleaner and scrub it when needed.

ABOUT THE INGREDIENTS

Citric Acid 

Citric acid is a must in toilet cleaner bombs. It can be found in lemons and limes, which is what gives them the tart flavor. However, citric acid is found in many cleaning agents in a manufactured form. 

It is used as a disinfectant and can kill several bacteria and viruses. The environmental working group (EWG) gives it an A rating! 

Baking Soda 

Baking soda is great for absorbing odor and removing stains, making it a go-to for your natural cleaning.  It is a mild alkali and can cause dirt and grease to dissolve easily in water. 

Baking soda is a great deodorizer.  Using baking soda in the toilet is a great way to maintain clean pipes and drains. It can also help to unclog them!

Liquid Dish Soap 

The recipe calls for a small amount of liquid dish soap. I prefer to use my homemade dish soap, but you can really use whatever kind you have on hand. 

My homemade soap consists of water, castile soap, and essential oils. 

When adding the liquid soap, I like to use a spray bottle and mist it.  Getting the ingredients too wet will cause the bombs to not hold together. 

BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR CLEANING 

This is always the best part about DIYing your own cleaning products, or any products for that matter; you get to choose the scent.  I personally prefer citrus oils for cleaning; lemon is my favorite!

You can also use tea tree, lime, wild orange, rosemary, or lavender. All these essential oils have cleansing and purifying properties, making them a great option for cleaning toilets.

HOW DO I USE MY HOMEMADE TOILET CLEANING BOMBS? 

When the toilet needs a little refresher or when it starts to look grimy, simply drop one tablet into the toilet.  Watch it fizz; well, this part is optional! 😉

Let it sit in the toilet for a few minutes before flushing if the toilet is extra dirty. If your toilet needs additional love, you can break out the toilet brush and give it a scrub.

 I am not a plumber, but I feel like it is best to let it completely dissolve before flushing it down. 

You can use these as needed. I personally add one to the toilet about twice a week. As it fizzes, you will smell the essential oils, which will help to freshen the bathroom.  

If you are having guests over, just drop one in the toilet before everyone arrives, and then you will have a clean toilet and a fresh, clean-smelling bathroom. 

HOMEMADE TOILET CLEANING BOMBS

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INGREDIENTS 

1 cup baking soda 

1/4 cup citric acid 

1 tablespoon liquid soap (You can use my homemade kind or any brand you have on hand.) 

30 drops essential oils (My favorites are lemon and wild orange.) 

Bath bomb molds or silicone molds 

Spray bottle 

INSTRUCTIONS 

Mix the baking soda and citric acid in a mixing bowl and stir well. 

Add essential oils to the bowl and mix well.

Pour the liquid soap into a spray bottle and mist the powder mixture with it. You want to get the mixture wet enough that it holds together when you squeeze it together but not soaked. 

Press the mixture into a small bath bomb or silicon mold. 

Allow the mixture to completely dry overnight or until it hardens. 

Pop the toilet cleaning bomb out of the mold and store in an airtight container or bag.

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Homemade Toilet Cleaning Bombs

Toilet cleaner bombs are perfect for a quick, hands-free toilet clean.

Total Time12 hours15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup baking soda 
  • 1/4 cup citric acid 
  • 1 tablespoon liquid soap (You can use my homemade kind or any brand you have on hand.) 
  • 30 drops essential oils (My favorites are lemon and wild orange.) 
  • Bath bomb molds or silicone molds 
  • Spray bottle

Instructions

  1. Mix the baking soda and citric acid in a mixing bowl and stir well. 
  2. Add essential oils to the bowl and mix well.
  3. Add the liquid soap to a small spray bottle. Mist the powder mixture until it starts to hold together. (you should be able to squeeze it in your hand, and it leaves an imprint.)
  4. Press the mixture into a small bath bomb or silicon mold. 
  5. Allow the mixture to dry overnight or until completely hard. 
  6. Pop the toilet cleaning bomb out of the mold and store in an airtight container or bag.
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