DIY Toilet Bombs: A Step-by-Step Guide
March 14, 2024

DIY Toilet Bombs: A Step-by-Step Guide

Keeping bathrooms fresh and clean is a common household challenge. But what if there were an easy, effective, and natural way to maintain a sparkling clean toilet? Enter the world of DIY toilet bombs! These little powerhouses are not only fun to make but also pack a punch when it comes to keeping your toilet bowl squeaky clean. Here's a step-by-step guide to making your own DIY toilet bombs.

What Are Toilet Bombs?

Toilet bombs are small balls made from baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils. When dropped into the toilet bowl, they fizz up, releasing their cleaning and deodorizing properties. They're a natural alternative to commercial toilet cleaners that can be full of harsh chemicals.

Materials Needed

Here's what you'll need to make your toilet bombs:

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1/4 cup of citric acid
  • Essential oils – lemon, lavender, and/or peppermint are great options
  • Water or witch hazel in a spray bottle
  • A silicone mold or ice cube tray

Step-by-Step Guide

Step 1: Mix Dry Ingredients

Combine the baking soda and citric acid in a glass or ceramic mixing bowl. These two ingredients create the fizzing action that helps clean the toilet.

Step 2: Add Essential Oils

Add about 30-40 drops of your chosen essential oil. Essential oils not only add a pleasant scent but also have antibacterial and antiviral properties.

Step 3: Add Liquid

Now, slowly add water or witch hazel, drop by drop, while stirring the mixture. Be careful not to add too much liquid at once, as this will trigger the fizzing reaction prematurely.

Step 4: Mold the Bombs

Once the mixture is damp and can hold its shape when squeezed, press it into your silicone molds or ice cube tray. Make sure to pack the mixture tightly.

Step 5: Let Them Dry

Allow the toilet bombs to dry completely. This may take a few hours or even overnight, depending on the humidity of your environment.

Step 6: Store and Use

Once dry, gently remove the toilet bombs from the molds and store them in an airtight container. To use, simply drop one bomb into the toilet bowl as needed. Watch as it fizzes and cleans your toilet!


DIY toilet bombs are an easy, effective, and eco-friendly way to keep your toilets clean. They're free from harsh chemicals and customizable with your favorite essential oils. So why not give this DIY project a try? Your bathroom will thank you!


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