How To Make The Best Self Cleaning Toilet Bombs

As the world gets even more polluted, more people are looking for eco-friendly alternatives and that’s why I am showing you how to make literally the best self cleaning toilet bombs.

They are like bath bombs that clean your toilet and you can make it right now with just a few simple ingredients.

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Let’s admit it, cleaning your toilet isn’t the most enjoyable thing in the world (unless you are weird lol). As our days get busier, we are constantly trying to find new hacks and tricks to shorten our cleaning process. That’s why I love toilet bombs so much plus homemade toilet bombs are so incredibly easy to make.

This post is all about how to make the best self cleaning toilet bombs

Do Toilet Bombs Work?

If you are sceptical about DIY products or just want to confirm if this is not just another homemade product that is satisfying to watch without any real action. I’ll give you good reasons to make toilet bombs today. The simple fact is they work.

The ingredients and combination of ingredients are what gives you the assurance that it does indeed work. Let me show you share some research material to back this up.

Don’t worry, I won’t bore you with technical terms, just pure facts about why these ingredients actually work. 

Baking Soda

Chemically known as sodium bicarbonate, baking soda is a mild alkali meaning it can easily remove grease and dirt. It is also a pure, natural non-toxic product.

It is famous for absorbing smells and booksellers have been known to use it to remove the musty smell from books. It absorbs acid-based odours in water and also neutralises odours in the air. This is why you’ll find that lots of people put some baking soda in a cup at the back of their fridge.

Citric Acid

Citric acid is naturally found in citrus fruits. Go ahead and taste it, and you’ll see what I mean. Citric acid kills many types of bacteria, mildew, and mould. Although it is more popular because it fizzes and it’s also widely used as a preservative in lots of self-care products, Citric Acid is actually an excellent fungicide and bactericide. 

When combined with baking soda it creates a chemical reaction in the form of sodium nitrate, carbon dioxide gas, and water ( I know, I know, I promised not to bore you with the techy stuff) but both items will not react until water is added. 

Dish soap

This doesn’t need much of an explanation but we all know that nothing gets grease and food residue quite like dish soap. This is why I use dish soap to wash my bathroom. It just does such an excellent job.

Another reason I use dish soap for my toilet bombs instead of water is that the final product tends to fizz more that when I use water.

Also, the addition of soap means that I can be sure that my toilet is actually really clean.

Essential Oils

Lastly, essential oils which I consider God’s gift to us. Essential oils are extracted from plants through a steam distillation process and the oils that are extracted are so potent that they can do everything from altering our moods to disinfecting our homes.

They are naturally antibacterial and antimicrobial and they smell so damn good too. My favourite essential oils for cleaning are lemongrass, lemon and sweet orange.

How do you make a toilet bomb?

Let’s get into the toilet bombs recipe, shall we? I will show you two methods; the water method and the soap method.

The soap method is my number one choice not just because it is foolproof but because it cleans better and has a more satisfying fizzing action.

Try the two and compare if you don’t believe me or just to see what you prefer.

Toilet Bombs Recipe 1

Ingredients and Utensils

  1. In a bowl, combine the baking soda and citric acid. Mix very well until both are combined.
  2. Drizzle the dish soap and mix quickly with your hands to avoid fizzing. If it fizzles out, it won’t fizz properly in the toilet bowl.
  3. Clump it up in your palm to see if it comes together without falling apart. If it stays clumped, it is ready for the mould, if it doesn’t, put a tiny bit more dish soap and try again.
  4. Now that it’s ready for the mould, press it really firmly into the silicone mould of your choice and leave it set for 6-8 hours. 
  5. It’s now ready to use.
  6. Store the rest in a ziplock bag or jar. 


Toilet Bombs Recipe 2

Ingredients and Utensils

  • 1 cup of baking soda 
  • 1/4 cup of citric acid
  • Plain tap water
  • Silicone mould
  • Spray bottle
  1. Just like recipe 1, combine the citric acid and baking soda in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. This is the part you want to be careful with because if you don’t get it right, it won’t fizz at all. Spray some water over it and quickly mix. 
  3. You need to work as fast as possible to make sure it doesn’t fizzle out. You can also try sprinkling the water in small quantities if you don’t have a spray bottle but just make sure you work really fast.
  4. Clump up in your hand and if it comes together, it’s ready for the mould. If it doesn’t, spray or sprinkle a little more water
  5. Press really firmly into your silicone mould and leave for 6-8 hours to set. 

How To Use Toilet Bombs

Now you might be wondering, how and when can I use these toilet bombs?

Here’s how: Every other day when you are about to retire for the night, drop a bomb (see what I did there?) into your toilet and let it fizz. In the morning, wash lightly with your toilet brush and see how much it actually makes your toilet sparkles. 

It honestly saves you the time and effort of deep cleaning often and your toilet will smell fresh all the time. This is what I do and I highly recommend it!

On the other hand, you can use it on the day you are deep cleaning the entire bathroom. Drop the bomb (sorry, I had to do it again) and go do other things whilst it performs its magic. 

That’s my method for making homemade toilet bombs. I hope you try it because it really does work and I have shown you the evidence as to why it works excellently for deodorising, killing germs and even whitening your toilet bowl.

Oh, you are gonna love it!

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Hey you, I’m Torera

Hey there! I am Torera, a home care and cleaning enthusiast with a mission to make cleaning as fun and easy as possible for women like you. As someone who had to learn everything from scratch, I have the mindset of a beginner and know exactly how to take you from A to Z. Let us ditch the overwhelm and create a space that is clean, cozy, and totally you!