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Friday, February 21, 2014

Toilet Bombs

In my theme of making strange household products, I thought I would try these Toilet Bombs.  Yup, that is what they are called, and they aren't what you think.  I saw them made on TV and because I had all the ingredients on hand, I was able to make them right away.  Here they are. 

I know these look a lot like snowball cookies, but they are NOT.

These are all the ingredients you will need.

Toilet Bombs

1 1/2 cups Baking Soda
1/2 cup Citric Acid

Pour these two ingredients into a bowl and mix together.  Then add whatever scent you like.  I used Lavender.  Make it pretty heavily scented because it will be freshening and cleaning your toilet bowl.  Next spritz the dry mixture with water, a little at a time.  Stir the moisture in until the mixture holds together.  Too much moisture will cause fizzing, and you don't want that until later.  I hadn't made these before so I just made balls with my hands.  You could form them into silicone molds or use a meatball maker utensil.

Let them dry for several hours or overnight.

Close up view.  This recipe makes about 14 of this size.

Now whenever you want to clean and deodorize your toilet bowl, just throw one (or two) into the water.  They will start fizzing and circling the bowl until dissolved.  Before you go to bed is a good time to use them. 

I wasn't going to show my toilet bowl.   Immediately they will start to fizz.

They continue to dissolve leaving a good scent and cleaning the toilet.