We’ve started off the summer holidays by having some fun in the thunder storms making more cleaning products. My goal is to have the house on track before the kids go back in August! I won’t lie the puppies have caused absolute carnage and I’m barely keeping up with chores at the moment.
We made bath bombs last week, you can find out how that went >here< and this week we made toilet bombs!
We saw this originally on War on Plastic over on BBC1 and thought we’d give it a bash. To stress something they didn’t really explain very well on the TV show; they don’t actually clean your toilet, but they do freshen it up in between uses.
I am all for encouraging my boys to keep the toilet clean and fresh. I’ve finally managed to get them to stop peeing on the floor or in the bath so anything that encourages toilet hygiene is a win.
I am more than happy to properly clean my toilet with a Violets Mineral bleach mix on my hands and knees once week (or more) but the kids can easily pop in a toilet bomb after every poop!
I had a look on the Dri-Pak website and found a simple recipe to make the wee fizz bombs >here<
We changed the recipe a little to suit what we had in and added eucalyptus and peppermint essential oils for that lovely fresh bathroom smell!
We used an ice cube tray to help make these and again the boys were involved start to finish.
Here is what you’ll need
- Citric acid – 1/2 cup
- Bicarbonate of Soda – 1 cup
- Essential oils – we used Peppermint and Eucalyptus
- Water – spray
- Ice cube tray/mould
The method, just like the bath bombs is super simple;
- Mix everything together and add a squirt of water at a time until the powder comes together like a crumbly dough.
- Pack into the ice cube tray and press in firmly
- Turn out of the mould quickly and leave to dry for a few hours
- Store in an air tight container
- Oh and we also dyed them blue at the mixing stage… ?!
We found this mix completely filled a normal ice cube tray – Perfection!
Well poops are often a cause of celebration in this house as our smallest is still toilet training, but now we’re using these toilet freshener bombs the kids are a lot more aware of the cleanliness of the toilet itself, which can only be a good thing!
Definitely calling this another win!
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