No one likes cleaning the bathroom. I have yet to meet someone who enjoys this dirty, smelly task. So I’m always on the lookout for ways to make it easier and possibly, a little less stinky. In the past I’ve made DIY bath fizzies and I started thinking about how to use that same principle to clean.
These are fairly easy to make and you might just have the ingredients on hand. If not, they are easy to acquire. I love dropping one of these into the toilet and letting it do it’s work FOR me. I also love the clean fresh scent it gives the bathroom.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Parchment paper or silicone mat
Measuring scoops or cookie dough scoop
To make the fizzies you’ll need:
Citric Acid (I bought mine on Etsy)
Essential Oil (I used lemon eucalyptus because it’s a fresh scent, but you can use anything you want)
In the bowl, combine:
1 cup baking soda
1/4 cup citric acid (it looks like sugar)
Mix it together.
In another small bowl, mix together 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide and 1/2 tea spoon vinegar.
The next step is a little tricky. You want to add it to the dry mixture. However, if you do it all at once, you’ll have a MESS in your hands. So drop it in slowly, mixing every time you add. The mixture will look almost the same but be a little chunky and of course, moist.
Add the essential oil next. This is entirely up to you how much you add….I added about 20 drops. Again, mix well. Now comes the fun part…
Using a measuring spoon or the cookie scoop, place scoops onto the cookie sheet. I found it easiest to pack it into the measuring spoon and then quickly flip it over onto the sheet. Some needed a little coaxing. Some broke….you can see on the cookie sheet that I’m NOT Martha Stewart and every project is a little messy and far from perfect.
Let the fizzies dry over night or longer on the cookie try. Then, put them into a air tight bag or jar and place it where you can easily grab and use them. Super easy and effective. Oh and chemical free!