While we were making Eucalyptus Shower Disks last week, I remembered another ‘disk’ we had made before – toilet bombs! The method for making them is very similar to the shower disks, but the ingredients are slightly different.
When you drop one of these bombs in your toilet, they start fizzing which means they are cleaning and deodorising your toilet bowl. And once your children see this, they will want to ‘clean’ the toilet regularly!
If you ever had a go making bath bombs when they first became popular (was it in the 90s? Perhaps…) you will recognise these fizzy bombs 😉
So, Maria’s recipe is:
So, put your bicarb and citric acid in a bowl, then very slowly add your oil. As in drip by drip. You need to constantly stir the mix as you want it to not fizz….well, not until it goes in your toilet! It helps to have someone to help, so I poured the oil while my son did a great job stirring
I added a drop or two of blue food colouring as we had just made the shower disks and didn’t want to get them confused!
I just kept adding the tea tree oil until the mixture held together. Maria suggests adding a little water to get the right consistency. Whatever you do, do it slowly and don’t let it fizz!
Once it holds together, spoon it into your moulds and squash it down. I used silicone cupcake moulds again, but use what you have 🙂
Leave to dry for several hours, then pop them out of the moulds and let them dry completely. Then you can store them in a container in your bathroom, ready for use!
I drop one in after flushing the toilet. Watch it fizz and dissolve, then you can leave it to do its work. You can even leave it overnight, then give a bit of a scrub and flush again. If your toilet bomb doesn’t fizz terribly much it could be because the citric acid was not fresh, or perhaps it fizzed too much while the bomb was being made. So it just won’t do as good a job.
As far as I am aware, this is good to use in septic systems, but as we don’t have one you might want to check with whoever would know for sure.
Maria also uses her disks in several other ways, such as washing her fruit and as a facial cleanser. I haven’t tried those and not sure I would. But I might try cleaning under my fingernails with them, or using one in the dishwasher!
In what ways have you ever used citric acid?
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