DIY: Toilet cleaning fizzies
These are a wonderfully cheap and eco-friendly alternative to helping keep your toilet clean.
- 1 and 1/3 cups of baking soda
- ½ cup citric acid. (You can find this in the cooking aisle of the supermarket)
- 80-90 drops of essential oil. Bosisto’s Tea Tree Oil is recommended due to its antibacterial and freshening properties.
- Small amount of water
- Small spray bottle
- Silicone moulds
In a mixing bowl, add the baking soda and citric acid. Using a fork, flatten out any lumps. Slowly mix in, a few drops at a time, the essential oils. Don’t add it all at once, or the mixture will start fizzing. If you finish adding the oils and the mixture isn’t damp enough to form a ball when squeezed, you may need to spritz the mixture with some water. Don’t make the mix too moist through as they won’t fizz when you need them to.
Place into a silicone mould, pressing firmly. They do tend to expand a little bit so don’t overfill the mould. If you don’t have moulds you can just roll a half a teaspoon of the mixture into a ball and place on a baking tray.
Leave fizzies to dry for at least 6 hours. Once they are fully dry you can store them in an airtight container or jar (keep out of reach of children).
Drop one in the toilet bowl whenever you like. These are safe to use in any type of toilet or system and are septic-system friendly.
Makes approx. 24
(Bosisto’s would like to credit Stay at Home Mum website, stayathomemum.com.au, for this recipe inspiration)