I first made homemade toilet fizzers last year when we had some mix leftover from our homemade bath bombs but I never shared them at the time as they were just a way of using up waste bath bomb mix and I wasn’t sure how I’d get along with them but I love them and I’ve finally got around to making a second batch so I thought I’d share it with you….
I love homemade cleaning products for most cleaning in my house – the exceptions are any surfaces where food is prepared or eaten and the toilets.
I’m sure you get the first one but just in case, it’s because I want to know that my surfaces are not just clean but also germ-free so any surfaces where food is prepared or eaten are wiped down with an anti-bacterial spray and a microfibre cloth.
As for the toilets, that’s because my Mam always told me to use nothing else on my toilets other than Domestos, no own brands or cheaper alternatives and that’s always stuck. I could try something else which would be a little cheaper but every time I pick a different brand off the shelf in the shop, I hear her voice telling me off. 😉
These homemade toilet fizzers are a good compromise though – they’re easy to make and I can pop one in the toilet whenever I need to in between putting bleach down the toilet. They literally just fizz up and give the toilet bowl a quick refresh which I really like.
How to make Homemade Toilet Fizzers
1 cup baking soda/bicarbonate of soda
1/3 cup citric acid
20-30 drops essential oils (I like coconut, lemon or a mix of both for this)
(I’m do use rubber gloves when I make this – not sure if that’s necessary but I do anyway. ;-))
- Mix the dry ingredients together in a bowl gently.
- I use a spray bottle filled with water and use that to spray enough water on to the mix – you don’t need much at all because too much will make the reaction between the ingredients start. I spray 2-3 time and then give it a mix straight away and then go again IF necessary. You literally just need enough in there to make the mix stay together in the mould and it’s better to use less than more because if it doesn’t stick you can just crumble it and start again. I used too much water in my first batch today as I was distracted and this was the result when I tried to squish it into my moulds…
- Add in your essential oil, drop by drop, being careful to quickly mix it in before the liquid of the essential oil starts the fizzing!
- Spoon your mix into the moulds you’ve chosen and pack it down as hard as you can.
- Leave it to dry overnight and then pop your cute little homemade toilet fizzers out of the moulds.
- I have mine in a glass jar on the shelf in the bathroom and pop one in the toilet to fizz away when I want a quick refresh. I let it finish fizzing before I flush.
And if you like this, have a look at the rest of my homemade cleaning products here.
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