DIY Toilet Bombs

I love having a super clean toilet and our Peppermint Toilet Cleaner does a great job when its time for a full clean, but what about those busy times? I’ve been thinking of ways to keep the toilet fresh and hygienic with something that the kids can use easily in between cleans or that I can quickly pop in when guests are coming over and I’ve run out of time.

These Toilet Bombs are perfect to drop in the toilet for an instant freshen up; the citric acid creates a good fizz whilst dispersing the baking soda, Castile and peppermint essential oil. If you keep them in a jar within reach they’re very easy for anyone to use.

Toilet Bombs

1 Cup Baking Soda

1/2 Cup Citric Acid

1.5 Tbl Dr Bronners Peppermint Liquid Castile Soap

3 ml Peppermint Essential Oil

2 x Silicone ice cube trays

Mix the baking soda and citric acid together then add Castile soap and peppermint essential oil, stir well to combine, cover with a tea towel and leave for 10 minutes to let the mixture expand, don’t leave any longer than this as it can go to hard and you won’t be able to put it easily into the trays.

After 10 minutes squash the mixture into the ice cube trays and push down really well, leave to set, mine took about half an hour. Once set hard carefully remove the bombs from the trays and they’re ready to use, I keep mine in a jar near the toilet and so far they’ve stayed hard.  To use place one bomb in the toilet bowl when it needs freshening up.

 

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      Hi, yes I think it would as they set pretty solid so should lift out of the tray, if you twist the tray it may shatter them though.

  1. This is awesome! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Is it ok to substitute other liquid hand wash for the Castile soap?

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  2. Hi!
    Not sure how this can work – it’s usually the seat, top of the toilet and under the rim that need cleaning. I’d say that you’d still need to wield the brush!
    Judy

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  3. Just wondering if these are any good for dissipating smells in the toilet room? I have one child who leaves a stink!!

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  4. Hi! Is this the same recipe as the peppermint paste cleaner? I bought some but haven’t been using it (too lazy). Could i repurpose it for this?

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      Hi Alice
      No it’s not the same, the Peppermint Paste does not contain Citric Acid so won’t form into cubes. It’s great for cleaning the shower, basin, bath and around the toilet though

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  5. What did I do wrong? My toilet bombs turned into volcano’s and I ended up just putting them onto a baking tray and letting them froth up. I now have some lovely crumbly peppermint smelling stuff which I’m sure will still work but don’t want to make the same mistake again….although my 2 year old was thoroughly amused by “mums cooking growing big, big, bigger”! 🙂

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      Hi Helen, mine did that also but after the 10 minutes they calmed down and I could squish them into the ice cube tray, although i did have to give them an extra push every now and then, you could try adding less citric acid, 1/4 instead of 1/2 should lessen the reaction. Did you use Wendyl’s baking soda or store bought? Ours is not man made (in China) where as a lot is, i’m wondering if that could make a difference.

  6. I tried this recipe today unfortunately it didn’t work for me it just keeps expanding I keep pushing it down but it’s not drying out its been about 5 or 6 hours now and they are still the same wondering if heat would affect this or not no idea what I done wrong lol

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      Hi Lee, Heat could make a difference if it’s unusually warm. Mine frothed up but after about 10 minutes they calmed down and I could squish them into the ice cube tray, although i did have to give them an extra push every now and then, they set no problem. You could try adding less citric acid, 1/4 instead of 1/2 should lessen the reaction. Did you use Wendyl’s baking soda or store bought? Ours is not man made (in China) where as a lot is, i’m wondering if that could make a difference.

  7. Hi
    Thank you so much for your reply, it was an unusually warm day when I made them so will try on a cooler day and with less citric acid as I used the Wendy’s baking soda so it can’t be that ☺

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