Toilet Bowl Fizzies

Cleaning the toilet bowl is my least favorite thing to do. These toilet bowl fizzies will not only help to keep your toilet bowl clean, but it will deodorize it too. Read to the end of this recipe page for two bonus recipes. 

You Will Need:  

  • 1 cup baking soda

  • 1/2 cup  citric acid

  • 1 tbsp hydrogen peroxide

  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar

  • eyedropper

  • spoon

  • 2 mixing bowls

  • ice tray

  • natural mica colors (optional)

  • 20 drops essential oils (optional)

How To Mix It All Together:

Pour the baking soda and citric acid into a mixing bowl

In another bowl, mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide.

Optional - Add the mica to the baking soda and citric acid until you achieve the desired color – mica comes in a variety of colors so you can match it to your bathroom décor.

Mix well until the color is evenly distributed

Optional – drop the essential oil into the baking soda and citric acid and mix very slowly. Only one drop at a time. Spread the drops out so that they are not all in one place. Too much liquid in one spot will set off the fizz which is the chemical reaction you get when you throw the fizzies in the toilet. Stir the essential oils in carefully and break up any lumps.

I like a mix of peppermint (10 drops) with geranium (10 drops) or sweet orange and lavender.

This part takes some patience:

Use the eyedropper to drop two or three drops of the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar mixture into the baking soda and citric acid.

If you try to add too many drops at a time, you will trigger the fizz

Mix with your hands or a spoon, break up any lumps and repeat.

You may not need all the hydrogen peroxide and vinegar mixture, so don’t worry if you don’t use it all.

Keep adding the drops and mixing until you have a mixture that looks and feels like wet sand. It should loosely clump in your hand if you squeeze some in your fist.

Press the mix into molds or ice trays. Pack it in tightly and leave it to dry overnight.

Pop them out and store them in a mason jar or any airtight bottle.

How To Use Fizzies:

It’s up to you as to how often you want to use a fizzie but once or twice a week is not a bad idea.

Throw a fizzie in the toilet bowl and let it sit for a few minutes before you brush the sides of the bowl and flush.

 

Caution:

Don’t use wooden utensils to mix your ingredients. The essential oils may absorb into the wood.

Mica is great to add color but it can stain some toilets. Either use less mica in your mix or eliminate it completely.

If your mix expands in your molds then it’s because you have added too much moisture. A little expansion is normal though. I’m a big culprit here.

If you live in a humid climate, you might find that you need less liquid in the recipe.

If you live in a wet climate, try and wait for a dry day before making your fizzies.

Based on reviews and feedback, I believe the fizzies are safe for septic tanks.

As you can see, I overfilled this ice tray. Only fill your tray cubes to about 3/4 the way to avoid this from happening. It is purely an aesthetic issue. It does not make your fizzie any less effective. I prefer silicone molds because it's easier to pop the fizzies out of the tray. 

BONUS RECIPES

RECIPE TWO

You will need:     

  • 1 1/3 cup of baking soda

  • ½ cup citric acid

  • 1 tbsp water

  • Spoon

  • Mixing bowls

  • Ice tray

  • Spray bottle

  • Natural mica colors (optional)

  • 20 essential oils (optional)

 

How To Mix It All Together:

Pour the baking soda and citric acid into a mixing bowl

Optional - Add the mica to the baking powder and citric acid until you achieve the desired color – mica comes in a variety of colors so you can match it to your bathroom décor.Mix well until the color is evenly distributed.

In a spray bottle, mix the water and essential oils

Spray the baking soda and citric acid mix with the water and oil – just one or two quick spritzers.

Then mix the liquid in.

Spritz it again and mix until it looks and feels like wet sand. It should loosely clump in your hand if you squeeze some in your fist.

You may not need all the water, so don’t think that you have to keep spritzing until you’ve used all the water

Press the mix into molds or ice trays. Pack it in tightly and leave it to dry overnight.

Pop them out and store them in a mason jar or any bottle that is airtight.

 

 

RECIPE THREE

You Will Need:     

  • 1 cup of baking soda

  • 1/4 cup citric acid

  • 1 tbsp dishwashing liquid soap

  • Spoon

  • Mixing bowl

  • Ice tray

  • Natural mica colors (optional)

  • 20 essential oils (optional)

 

How To Mix It All Together:

Pour the baking soda and citric acid in a mixing bowl

Optional - Add the mica to the baking powder and citric acid until you achieve the desired color – mica comes in a variety of colors so you can match it to your bathroom décor.Mix well until the color is evenly distributed.

Drop the liquid soap in slowly, drop for drop, and mix well

Press the mix into molds or ice trays. Pack it in tightly and leave it to dry overnight.

Pop them out and store them in a mason jar or any bottle that is airtight.

 

Note:

This recipe is also a great option for cleaning your toilet tank.

Pop the fizzie in the tank and let it sit for about 15 minutes.

You can scrub the inside of your tank if needed, then flush.

Repeat once or twice a month

Disclaimer:

Do not use any essential oils or essential oil blends if you have any underlying health conditions. Some oils are not safe for children, pregnant women, or pets. Always check with your doctor or certified aromatherapist, if you are unsure about the benefits or contra-indicators of a recipe or its ingredients. ‘A Scented Story’ is solely my platform to share my experiences with essential oils and other natural products. I do not prescribe any treatments.

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