I’ve been making homemade toilet bombs for years now and seeing as I’ve just made a batch today, I thought I’d share how I make them.
I love homemade cleaning recipes and I think these little toilet bombs were actually my first little DIY cleaning project. They worked really well so I often make a batch to keep in the main bathroom – especially since I discovered that Wilko do boxes of citric acid and baking soda quite cheaply! I used to buy Citric Acid from Amazon which usually cost more than double the boxes I can get in Wilko.
There’s a couple of reasons I like these little homemade toilet bombs so much – (a) they’re just brilliant for a quick toilet refresh between cleans, (b) I love to leave the lid open slightly so they smell amazing sat in their little jar in the bathroom and (c) you’d never catch one of my kids cleaning the toilet but ask them to pop one of these in the toilet and they’re all over it thanks to the fact that they fizz away as they do their job.
Nothing to do with homemade toilet bombs but how amazingly cute are my little flamingo cups? They’re little stacking flamingos and there’s one that measures one cup, one that does half a cup and one for a quarter of a cup. I got mine from Tesco but you can find them on Amazon too. They make me smile when I see them sitting on my kitchen shelf.
The fancy ones did turn out lovely but they’re actually not that practical as I have a little jar that I put the bombs in and they really take up too much space. Next time, I’ll stick to the ice cube tray shapes.
Just pop 1 or 2 of these tablets into your toilet on a night before you go to bed and they’ll keep your toilet fresh. I do still use bleach once a week when I give the toilets a proper clean but I’d need to use it much more often without these to use in between.
As ever, when you’re using essential oils, make sure you read this post before you get started!
(Added after writing the post: I knew I’d shared how to make homemade toilet bombs before but I couldn’t find them when I searched so presumed I’d just written about them as part of a weekly five frugal things post. Turns out I had written about them before but I called them toilet fizzers rather than toilet bombs so they obviously weren’t going to come up when I search for toilet bombs, were they? It’s written now though so I’m going to publish it anyway – this one is way better! 😂😂😂 )
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