Toilet Cleaning Bombs

4 Materials
10 Minutes

Got a dirty toilet, but you’re too lazy to clean up the mess?

No worries, I got you covered with this easy peasy toilet bomb.
You’ll need baking soda, citric acid, an essential oil of choice, and a mold to shape your bath bombs.
STEP ONE: Add 1/2 cup of citric acid (or 8 tablespoons) into a bowl.
STEP TWO: Add 1 ½ cup baking soda (or 24 tablespoons).
STEP THREE: Add 10-20 drops of the essential oil of your choice. I chose bergamot for a fresh, clean scent.
STEP FOUR: Begin spraying water into mixture using a water bottle. Add this water slowly till it gets to a consistency where you can start to hold and form it.

STEP FIVE: Start forming your toilet cleaning bombs. You can roll it with your hands or use an ice cube tray to shape the concoction. Let the bombs harden for one hour.
STEP SIX: Drop the hardened cleaning bombs into your toilet and let the do the work!

Once you drop the bomb in it fizzes, cleans and freshens your toilet. Just let it sit for 10 minutes before you flush!
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  • Melba
    on May 11, 2019

    Is this safe to use with septic tanks I have 2 toilets is using2 bombs everyday too

    much for my system. It’s a 1000 gallon tank

    • Camilia Chammas
      on May 21, 2019

      Yes it’s too much for everyday ! Once a week and ur pushing it . only because the citric aside will erode the pipes

  • Jean Liggett McComb
    on Jun 2, 2019

    Are the toilet bombs good for septic tanks?

  • Kathy
    on Apr 27, 2020


    just wondered if this ok to use with a septic system? Thank yu

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  • Karen Stripling
    on Jun 21, 2019

    My husband suggested using Rain-X like we use on car windshields during rainy seasons.

    • Kathi
      on Jul 16, 2019

      Careful with the Rain-X..... Your tub/shower floor can become super slick when you turn the water on to bathe or shower!

  • Shirley White
    on Oct 3, 2019

    can i use lemon juice instead of citric acid

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