These fizzy cleaning bombs are an effective and safe way to quickly and easily clean up toilets, drains, and garbage disposals. Just pop one of these babies in the drain and it will fizz away any grease, buildup, and stinky odors that may be lingering. They contain all-natural ingredients so you don’t need to worry about coming into contact with harsh chemicals that most store-bought household cleaners contain, and they are packaging-free which means no environmentally damaging waste. Oh, and did we mention how much FUN these are to use?
This recipe is not that far off from our eucalyptus shower steamers recipe, only it’s even easier to make because you just shape the cleaning bombs with your hands and don’t need to use molds.
DIY Cleaning Bombs
- Spray bottle
- Diluted castile soap
- Essential oils of your preference (see some suggestions at the end of the recipe)
- 1 cup citric acid
- 2 cups baking soda
Add the baking soda and citric acid to a bowl and mix together with your hands. Add about 20 drops of essential oil, mixing that in with your hands as well.
Dilute the castile soap by adding one part soap to four parts water inside the spray bottle. Spray the solution lightly onto the top of the powder mixture, mixing it in quickly with your hands as you spritz.
Continue to spray the solution and mix it in until the powder mixture packs together easily in your hands like a snowball. Be careful not to spray too much liquid or the mixture will begin to fizz.
Roll the mixture into teaspoon-sized balls in your hands. Lay the balls out on a piece of parchment paper and allow them to dry until they feel firm. This will take up to 24 hours.
Store them in a glass jar and pop one out when you need to refresh your bath, sink, or toilet. Simply toss one down the drain with a little water or into the toilet bowl and watch as it fizzes away, leaving the drain or toilet clean and fresh smelling.
Essential Oils to Use
Here are our favorite essential oil combos for different cleaning jobs.
Sink and Garbage Disposal
Bathtub and Drain
Using bath products such as oils, bubbles, bombs (not the cleaning kind), and melts can cause oily buildup in pipes. Cleaning bombs will go right down the pipes and clean them up instantly. Just drop one down the tub drain after your next bath. You can use any essential oil you like for this, but we like lavender because it is a calming and relaxing scent for the bathroom.
To refresh and clean the toilet, make bombs using eight drops each of rosemary, tea tree, and peppermint essential oils. These essential oils all have disinfectant properties and work wonders to get rid of unwelcome odors.
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