How to make fizzy toilet bombs (eco-friendly toilet bowl tablets) out of low-cost, natural ingredients that freshen and deodorize your toilet without extra scrubbing.
If you’re asking yourself “What the heck is a fizzy toilet bomb?”, I don’t blame you. Until recently, I hadn’t heard of them either. So let’s get started with today’s lesson:
What is a Fizzy Toilet Bomb?
A fizzy toilet bomb is like a bath bomb for the toilet. Drop one in water and it starts to fizz while dissolving and releasing its active ingredients. Unlike a bath bomb, which delivers moisturizing oils for your skin, a fizzy toilet bomb is made with odor neutralizing, disinfecting and stain busting ingredients that help clean and freshen your toilet bowl even without scrubbing.
3 Reasons You Need Fizzy Toilet Bombs in Your Life
One of the easiest ways and best first step to creating a healthy, non-toxic home is to make the switch to green cleaning products. Maybe you’ve already switched out your cleaning sprays or laundry detergent. But have you tackled your toilet yet?
Here’s how eco-friendly toilet bowl tablets – aka fizzy toilet bombs can help you out:
Reason #1: You Don’t Clean the Toilet Very Often
Be honest. How often do you actually clean your toilet? I can tell you it’s not very high up on the priority list for me! Yet when you think about it, the toilet should probably be at the top of the list given what goes into it. Fizzy toilet bombs come to the rescue by freshening your toilet in-between cleanings.
Reason #2: More Maintenance Cleaning = Less Scrubbing
Just looking at my toilet brush makes me cringe. I don’t even want to think about the germs that thing must harbor. Fizzy toilet bombs mean less scrubbing because the fizzy action powers the ingredients to help dissolve stains. Which means you can ignore the brush a little longer!
Reason #3: Natural Ingredients Beat Toxic Chemicals
Traditional toilet bowl cleaners are one of the most toxic cleaning products in your home. Homemade fizzy toilet bombs are made with non-toxic ingredients including baking soda, citric acid, hydrogen peroxide and essential oils. No need to worry about toxic fumes or skin-burning chemicals when you use them.
(FYI – my favorite non-toxic toilet cleaner is Ecover Pine Fresh Toilet Cleaner, which you can get for a very good price on Thrive Market.
(RELATED: The Best Green Cleaning Brands You Need Under Your Sink)
How to Make Fizzy Toilet Bombs
Fizzy toilet bombs are easy to make with just 4 low-cost ingredients. You’ll need baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, citric acid and some essential oil.
My favorite essential oil to use for fizzy toilet bombs is eucalyptus but peppermint essential oil is also good for freshening the toilet.
Mix the baking soda and citric acid together in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in the hydrogen peroxide. Some bubbling will occur but just keep mixing.
Add the essential oil and continue to mix until everything is well blended.
Press the mixture into silicone molds. If you don’t have molds, you can press it into a teaspoon to shape and place on a plate to dry.
Leave molds to dry for at least 6 hours or overnight.
The toilet fizzies should pop out of the molds easily.
Store your toilet fizzies in an airtight container on or near the toilet. Note to parents: keep out of reach of small children. These toilet fizzies could be mistaken for candy so don’t leave them out if you have small kids around.
Toss 1 or 2 toilet fizzies into the toilet bowl after flushing! Let them dissolve on their own – no need to flush again.
Printable Fizzy Toilet Bombs Recipe
DIY Fizzy Toilet Bombs
A natural way to keep your toilet fresh and deodorized in between cleanings.
- 1 cup baking soda
- ⅓ cup citric acid
- 2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
- 20-30 drops essential oil eucalyptus or peppermint
- Silicone molds
- Mix baking soda and citric acid together in a bowl. Slowly drizzle in hydrogen peroxide, mixing as you go. Slowly add the essential oil, mixing constantly. The mixture will bubble and fizz a little bit but that is OK.
- Press the mixture into silicone molds. Make sure the mixture is packed into the molds tightly. Let the molds dry for at least 6 hours or overnight.
- Push bath bombs out of the molds. Store in a sealed container. Keep away from young children who may think they are edible.
After some feedback from users, I have included a range for the amount of liquid in this recipe - both for the hydrogen peroxide and for the essential oils. If you have a humid environment in your home, you may need to stick with the lower amount of liquid. In dry environments, the higher amount of of liquid will be best.
Do you have a favorite eco-friendly toilet cleaning solution? Share in the comments!
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