If you’ve read other blog posts I’ve written you’ll know I really, really like things that are eco-friendly! Toilet cleaner is bleach so I’m always a bit worried about having that around the house with the kids and pets. I’ve seen these toilet cleaner fizzy bombs around on the internet as an alternative to regular toilet cleaner bleach. They are cheap to make and don’t require plastic packaging (even better if you buy your ingredients from somewhere like plasticfreepantry.co.uk), so I decided to make a batch and test them out.
This makes about a dozen medium sized Fizzy Bombs.
- 30g Citric Acid
- 160g Bicarbonate of Soda
- 6-7 drops each of lemon, lavender and tea tree essential oils.
- Water in a spray bottle
- Ice cube tray
- Jam jar or other airtight jar.
How to make DIY Toilet Cleaner Fizzy Bombs
- Pour the citric acid and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl and mix.
- Add the essential oils and mix well again.
- Spray water on to the mixture a few sprays at a time until it is damp and starts to clump together. It’ll probably only take a dozen sprays.
- Press the mixture firmly into an ice cube tray.
- Leave it to dry and harden for 12-24 hours.
- Turn out and store in a glass air-tight jar. Remember to label it so the rest of your family know what they are and store them out of the way of children and pets.
Tip: if you want to make coloured fizzy bombs, add a few drops of food colouring with the essential oils.
How to use DIY Toilet Cleaner Fizzy Bombs
When your toilet needs cleaning, drop one or two of the DIY Toilet Cleaner Fizzy Bombs into the water in the toilet. Let them finish fizzing before scrubbing the bowl with a toilet brush and flush.
What We Thought of Them Compared to Bleach
In comparison to bleach toilet cleaner I like that these DIY Toilet Cleaner Fizzy Bombs seem to clean just as well. My toilet was left shiny and bright! The smell of the essential oils wasn’t particularly noticeable when they’d been dropped into the water, but I am happy with there being no smell at all. These are a winner in our household. Let me know what you think?