While many of us may be trying to cut out toxic chemicals from our cleaning regime, there are a few areas where it can be tough to feel confident in cleanliness with homemade cleaning options. The bathroom is a prime example of a room where we’ve been conditioned to think in terms of strong bacteria-killing, disinfecting chemicals. These toilet bombs may look cute and adorable, but they are also packed full of strong natural cleaning power.

The Baking Soda, Borax, and Citric Acid all serve well as cleaning agents and the essential oils add more beneficial cleansing properties, as well as a wonderful clean scent!

Fresh Citrus Toilet Bombs


  • 1 cup Baking Soda
  • ½ cup Citric Acid
  • 1/8 cup Borax, optional
  • 20 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 20 drops Juniper Berry essential oil
  • 20 drops Sweet Orange essential oil
  • 20 drops Lavender essential oil
  • Peppermint Hydrosol 


    Caution: Do your mixing in a well-ventilated room. You may also want to wear a mask while mixing if you are sensitive. Use a wooden or non-reactive spoon and a glass or stainless steel bowl.

    Combine Baking Soda, Citric Acid, and Borax in a bowl. Stir to combine. Add 20 drops of Lemon essential oil and stir well. Repeat with each essential oil—adding the drops and stirring well.

    Spray about 5 spritzes or pumps of hydrosol into the mix and stir well. Add a little more hydrosol and stir. You will want to do this a little at a time as the liquid will cause the mixture to fizz and liquefy if you add it too quickly. Continue adding hydrosol to the mixture until it is just damp enough to pack together.

    Pack into a soap mold, ice cube tray, or another type of mold you have on hand. The mixture will puff up a little once it is in the mold, so allow a little room for this. Let the molds dry for several hours or overnight. They should pop out easily and you can store them in a lidded jar, plastic bag, or other airtight container until ready to use. We like to use these glass pantry jars the best!

    Feel free to experiment with other essential oils or hydrosols: Rosemary, Sage, Grapefruit, Cinnamon and Geranium essential oils would all be great options and Rose, Lemon Balm, Lime, and Rosemary hydrosols would be nice to use too!

    Note: Please keep out of the reach of children and pets; these are not meant to be eaten or taken internally.

    To use, drop one bomb into the toilet bowl and allow to fizz and dissolve. Scrub and flush. You do not have to restrict their use to just the toilet, either! You can drop one in a bucket of cleaning water and use as a surface cleaner, use one in a sink of hot water to clean toys, or plop one in hot water to clean a tub or shower. They are great all-purpose bundles of cleaning magic to have on hand!

     via mountainroseblog

    See also:

    Natural Cleaning Products

    Easy Homemade Oven Cleaner Recipes

    Make Your Own Swiffer Wet Pads