What? Toilet bowl bombs… I came across a recipe for toilet bowl bombs and just the title intrigued me. These are cleaners for your toilet. I wanted to see how well they worked – so I did not clean the toilet for several weeks. I know gross, but I really wanted to test them. Since we also have clay in our water – the toilet bowl tends to get a orangy red tinge to it.
I threw one of these in the toilet and watched the bubbles go. I could see some of the clay deposit starting to lift – so I decided to leave it over night. The next morning I just had to take the toilet bowl brush and do a little swirl around the bowl and it was clean and boy did it smell fresh.
The original post of this was for a larger quantity, but since I only had 1 mold to use I cut the recipe in half. I think I need to get another mold and make the full batch next time – I LOVE these!
Toilet Bowl Bombs (see original post here)
Ingredients (half recipe)
You will need to have a silicone mold or two.
Note: Wear a mask when mixing the ingredients. I used a bandana.
1. In a glass bowl, mix citric acid and baking soda. Always put medical mask first and then mix together the soda and acid.
2. Put essential oils in a spray bottle (because the quantity was so little – I just put a few drops in at a time and mixed) and spray little by little stirring the mixture at the same time in order to not let it fizz away. If the mixture isn’t damp enough I add just A TINY BIT of water in my spray bottle and spray the mixture – but again, be careful too much moisture will make the citric acid fizz and then when you go to use the bombs they will not explode. (I think I could have done not so much moisture – will keep it drier next time.)
3. Put the mixture into silicone molds and let them dry for about 6 hours. Store the bombs in a container with a lid.
Drop the bomb into the toilet and watch it fizz. I had to just do a wipe with the toilet brush and it was very clean. The smell was refreshing and it kept that clean smell for many days!