Who here actually enjoys cleaning the toilet? Anyone?
I've been known to put it off, pay my kids to do it and even pretend I have one more load of laundry that just has to get done now before it gets cleaned.
Well, I'm not sure if today's post is a good thing or only a way for me to procrastinate just a wee bit longer, but here is an awesome way to keep the toilet fresh between scrubbings.
Toilet bombs are these amazing little things that remind me a little of my grandpa's denture tablets. They fizz just the same! Packed with germ fighting essential oils, they freshen and deodorize the toilet in those in-between times or when last minute company shows up and you realize, oops, I forgot to clean the toilet again.
DIY Toilet Bombs
1 1/3 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid (Where to buy)
30 drops Lavender Essential Oil* (Where to buy)
30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil* (Where to buy)
30 drops Lemon Essential Oil* (Where to buy)
Water approx. an ounce or so
* All three oils I use have great antimicrobial properties and kill odor-causing bacteria PLUS this combo smells heavenly.
In a small bowl, mix the baking soda and the citric acid together.
Now you need to add the water and essential oils to the mixture. To minimize the fizzing action, use a small spray bottle that produces a fine mist for the water.
Gently mist and stir the dry mixture until all of the oils have been added. Test the mixture at this point by squeezing some in your fist. If it isn’t clumping very well, put a little more water in the spray bottle and wet it down some more, but just until it can form a good clump in your hand.
Then, pour the mixture into a silicone mold (must be silicone!) of your choice, and pack each one down firmly. Allow the bombs to dry for several hours, then remove them gently from the mold and they’re ready to use!
All you need to do is drop the bomb in the toilet and stand back! Let the fizz do the work and leave your toilet clean and smelling fresh.
Using essential oils in your home can be a healthy alternative to chemicals. We strongly recommend you use essential oils which are therapeutic grade such as Young Living Essential Oils. To learn more about how to get your own Young Living essential oils, click here.
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