DIY Toilet Cleaning Fizzy Tablets

6 Materials
10 Minutes

Cleaning the toilet isn't something most of us look forward to, but these homemade fizzy tablets can make that chore a little quicker and simpler. Just drop one or two of these tablets into the toilet bowl, let them fizz and dissolve, give a quick swish with your brush, and you've got a clean and fresh toilet!

The base of this mixture is made with baking soda and citric acid. Citric acid can be found with the canning supplies in most stores. You'll need to combine 2 parts baking soda with 1 part citric acid. (I usually do a 1/2 cup baking soda and 1/4 cup citric acid). A few drops of essential oils can be added too (I like to use Eucalyptus and Tea Tree Oil).

Then comes the part where you have to go gently. You'll need to give your mixture just one or two sprays of vinegar. If you use too much your mixture can start fizzing, and too much vinegar will also keep the mixture from drying out well into tablets. Usually just two quick sprays are all that's needed.

After you have mixed in your sprays of vinegar, test the mixture and see if it will hold together in the shape of a tablet. I use a melon baller to make the tablets. If a test tablet holds together in my hand, I know I don't need to add any more vinegar.

Then you can keep going and make the rest of your tablets. I lay mine out on a piece of wax paper to let them dry. I usually let mine set for a complete 24 hour day to be sure they have completely dried into hard tablets.

Once they've dried you can transfer them to a covered container with a tight fitting lid to keep the moisture out. So now in addition to using my homemade all purpose cleaning spray in the bathroom, I have this safe, natural, and frugal way to clean the toilet bowl too!

You can get the complete printable recipe for these toilet fizzies over on my blog (or you can use the GO button below).

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  • Colleen Colleen on Jul 07, 2019

    Can you use. In a septic tank

  • Tonya Tonya on Jul 11, 2019

    Would this also work with well water?

  • Judy Kritikos Judy Kritikos on Aug 27, 2019

    Can I just use my bath bomb mixture? It's only missing the vinegar - used water instead. Will that be as effective - or will it still work?


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  • Carol Smith Carol Smith on Oct 26, 2019

    I've made two batches of these and haven't quite perfected it yet. I guess there's a really close margin of too much or too little when adding the vinegar, because I keep thinking I have it right, make the tablets, and they expand while they're drying. I did try using an ice tray, and they stick to it and won't easily come out. Gonna keep trying!

  • Yes, it took me a few batches too before I got it just right. You do have to get a feel for not spraying on too much vinegar. You still will have some expansion while they are drying, but as long as they dry (instead of staying sticky), then you should be good! I also tried an ice cube try for one of my first batches and like you said, it didn't work!