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DIY Toilet Bombs

How to make toilet cleaning bombs your solution to maintaining a fresh-smelling toilet between cleanings! These fizzing wonders effectively eliminate odors.

Cleaning the bathroom can be a daunting chore, especially when it comes to the toilet. However, with these DIY toilet bombs, you can effectively keep the toilet cleaner between regular cleanings and keep unpleasant odors at bay.

What are the ingredients in a toilet cleaning bomb?

DIY toilet bombs are made from a blend of baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils. This powerful combination effectively absorbs unpleasant odors, making sure your toilets stay cleaner between regular cleanings. Simply drop one diy toilet bomb in the toilet and you'll be amazed at how well they work and the refreshing aroma they leave behind!

What are the benefits of baking soda for cleaning and removing odor?

Baking soda is a versatile and effective cleaning agent with several benefits for cleaning and removing odors:

1. Odor Absorption: Baking soda is renowned for its ability to absorb and neutralize unpleasant odors. It works by binding to odor-causing molecules and eliminating them, leaving the area smelling fresh.

2. Gentle Abrasive: Baking soda's fine particles act as a gentle abrasive, making it ideal for scrubbing surfaces without causing damage. It effectively removes stains and grime without scratching.

3. Non-Toxic: Baking soda is a natural, non-toxic substance, making it safe for use around pets and children. It is an Eco-friendly alternative to many chemical-based cleaning agents.

What are the benefits of citric acid as a natural cleaner?

Citric acid is a powerful and Eco-friendly cleaning agent that offers several benefits for various cleaning tasks. Citric acid has natural acidic properties and is a weak organic acid derived from citrus fruits, making it a natural alternative to harsher chemical cleaners. Its acidic nature allows it to break down and dissolve mineral deposits, soap scum, and stains.

Citric acid also serves as a limescale remover and is particularly effective at removing lime scale and hard water deposits from faucets, shower heads, and other surfaces. When combined with water or other cleaning agents, citric acid can break down soap scum, making it easier to clean bathroom surfaces.

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I choose to reduce toxins in my home, so I make most of my cleaning products with all-natural ingredients, including toilet cleaners. Homemade solutions work better in my experience and are not only natural but also much more budget-friendly. Having chemical-free and cost-effective options is a definite win-win for me.

Like many others, I was initially skeptical about trying homemade cleaning products, fearing they wouldn't be effective. However, I can confidently say that they work. At Lia Rose Simply Home, we offer a remarkable DIY scouring scrub that deep cleans the kitchen sink, using just two simple ingredients and a two-ingredient shower cleaner that effectively combats dirt and grime like no other product on the market. Check them out at the end of this post.

How To Make Toliet Bombs?

When crafting DIY toilet bombs you can opt for two choices. One recipe involves using dish soap or Castile soap, while the other does not require it. For the dish soap version avoid using a mold as the soap's consistency causes the mixture to keep rising in the mold. Instead, take a heaping teaspoon of the mixture and form it into a ball using your hands for the best results. I like to flatten the ball like the picture below.

The soap method is a great alternative when you lack a bath bomb or silicone mold.

Ingredients & Instructions


1 cup of baking soda

1/4 cup of citric acid

1 teaspoon of dish soap or Castile soap(optional)

2 cups of water in a spray bottle

20 drops of essential oils lemon or thieves work wonderfully.

Just like bath bombs, these DIY toilet bombs create a "fizzing action" when they come into contact with water due to the reaction between baking soda and citric acid. To ensure the best results it's essential to use as little water as possible during the toilet bomb-making process. Use a few sprays of water at a time and mix thoroughly after every two or three sprays. The mixture is considered ready when you can squeeze it in your hand, and it holds its shape.

1. Mix the baking soda and citric acid in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly.

2. Add the essential oils to the bowl and mix well.

3. Carefully pour the liquid soap into a spray bottle, then gently mist the powder mixture with it. Aim to make the mixture wet enough to stick together when squeezed, but avoid over-soaking it. If you're not using soap, follow the same steps, but omit the soap from the process.

4. Place the mixture into a small bath bomb or silicone mold. If your using soap take a heaping teaspoon of the mixture and form a ball using your hands.

5. Allow the mixture to completely dry and harden for about 4 hours.

6. Remove from the mold and allow it to harden for at least 12 hours. Store the toilet bombs in an air-tight container or even a mason jar.


How to use toilet cleaning bomb

When you are ready to clean your toilet, simply drop one toilet cleaning bomb (two if they are small) into the bowl. Let it fizz and dissolve then flush. You can use a toilet brush to scrub away any remaining dirt and stains.

I enjoy having a jar of these in every bathroom! Personally, I'm fond of the lemon, peppermint, and thieves' scent, but you can use any essential oil to add a pleasant fragrance to them. I use the leftover water and soap mixture to clean the kitchen sink.

If you enjoyed making toilet bombs, you can put your extra citric acid to good use by creating moisturizing bath bombs.

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