We have hard water in our home and since it is a rental there isn’t really anything we can do about it. This means that our toilet needs to be scrubbed very often or there will be an orange ring that appears. It’s nasty looking. Plus we have three small children in one bathroom – it would need to be at least wiped down anyways.
Needless to say I was tired of all the harsh chemicals that are in toilet cleaners but I didn’t see a way around it. When cleaning the bathroom became a part of my kids chores there was no way I was giving them even the “natural-ish” toilet cleaners unsupervised. Instead I made up these fizzy toilet cleaning bombs that the kids that are made with essential oils.
They work great and the kids actually like it when it’s there turn to clean the toilet because they get to watch the toilet bomb “go off” – their words not mine. It’s similar to the bath bombs that I make but this has borax which really helps get the nasty toilet clean.
1 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Citric Acid
1/4 cup Borax
2 tsp Witch Hazel
10 drops Essential Oils (tea tree, lemon, and OnGuard are my favorites for this project)
1/4 tsp Dish Soap
In a well ventilated area add the baking soda, citric acid, and borax to a medium sized bowl. Mix well.
Very slowly add the witch hazel while you stir continuously. STOP when the ingredients become mold able. Too much liquid and they won’t stay together.
Stir in 10-15 drops of your essential oil of choice and a drop or two of an all natural dish soap.
Using a tablespoon as a mold, press a tablespoon of the mixture into the spoon and tap out onto the table. Then allow them to sit for 6-8 hours (or until hard) I usually let them sit out over night.
To use drop one into the toilet and let sit for 5-10 minutes. Then scrub away and flush the toilet.
If you toilet it extra dirty add a splash of vinegar to the toilet along with the toilet bomb and allow to sit for 5 minutes before scrubbing.
You could also use two ice cube trays as molds if you don’t want to use the tablespoon method mentioned above.
I hope you enjoyed this DIY that is kid friendly. Even though it’s kid friendly, meaning I don’t mind the kids touching this with their bare hands, I still make it clear that these are not to be ingested in anyway. If you have really little ones make sure to keep them out of reach those babies that like to put everything into their mouth.
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