I’ve had a few emails and comments regarding my previous recipe for toilet bombs not working out very well; some people had trouble getting them to stay in the tray and form a cube, while others had cubes that stuck together once in the jar. I’ve revised the recipe to make it easier and more reliable. Click the button below for the new version.
Toilet bombs are perfect to drop in the toilet for an instant freshen up. The citric acid creates a good fizz while dispersing the baking soda, Castile, and peppermint essential oil. Keep them in a sealed jar within reach so they’re very easy for anyone to use – just make sure you close the lid tightly or you’ll end up with a big blob.
1 Cup Green Goddess Premium Baking Soda
1/4 Cup Citric Acid (was 1/2 cup)
1.5 Tbl Green Goddess Unscented Castile Soap (was Dr Bronners Peppermint)
4 ml Peppermint Essential Oil (was 3ml)
2 x Silicone ice cube trays
Mix the baking soda and citric acid together until combined then slowly add the Castile soap and peppermint essential oil, stir well until it resembles wet sand.
Carefully but quickly squash the mixture into your ice cube trays and push down really well, leave to set in a dry place and check after 15 minutes, push back down if they are rising up. Then leave to set solid, this can take anywhere from half an hour to a couple of hours depending on the humidity.
Once set hard carefully remove the bombs from the trays and place into a jar that has a very firm lid, to help keep them solid put a couple of silica gel sachets in the jar. Every time you use them seal the jar again, any air especially warm air, will make them form into a big blob.
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.