Household chores such as cleaning of the house or the apartment, cooking, home maintenance, shopping, doing the laundry etc. are really boring tasks, but someone has to finish them. When it comes to cleaning, many of you probably would agree that bathroom should be impeccably clean.

In this article we are going to present you how to prepare DIY cleaning bombs that will the toilet look clean and smell nice.

With the help of other members of your family you can keep the entire bathroom spotlessly clean. First of all, ask everyone to rinse off the sink after brushing the teeth or after washing the face. Also, ask other members of the family to pick the towels and to help you while you are cleaning the bathroom. After a while, these simple tasks will become a habit and there will be less work.

What is in your bathroom cleaning product?

On the market and in the pharmacies, there are numerous commercial products that are specially created for cleaning the bathroom, but most of them are packed with chemicals that are dangerous for the health of you and your loves ones. Moreover, these products are detrimental for your pets and the environment, as well. For instance, bleach is one of the most dangerous precuts, particularly for small children. Namely, bleach contains chlorine, a chemical that reacts with acids and releases toxic gases. Probably many of you are familiar with the fact that bleach is irritant and corrosive and in contact with skin or any other organic material, it causes severe damage.

Another fact that should be mentioned is that some products for cleaning of the bathroom contain up to 10 – 50% hydrochloric acid, the acid that is found in human stomach. There are many scientific studies which have associated use of these products with kidney damage and irritation of the respiratory tract when are inhaled.

Some of the products that you can buy in any market also contain fragrances that can cause allergic reactions, headache, and if are inhaled might irritate the lungs.

Instead of chemical laden products, our advice is to use natural ingredients that are as efficient as the commercial products.

Below we are going to present you recipe for preparation of ultimate toilet bowl cleaner.

You will need:

  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup citric acid
  • ½ cup corn starch
  • 25 drops essential oil of your choice (you can use orange essential oil because it has great cleaning properties; in addition to that, you can use other oils to enhance the scent)
  • Water

Note: you will need a spray bottle, a gallon-size zip-top bag and molds or muffin pan.

Method of preparation:

Take the zip-top bag and put the baking soda, citric acid and corn starch and close the bag. Shake well and then add 2-3 spritzes of water. Close the zip- top bag and shake well. The baking soda and the acid will react and the bag might puff too much. Simply release the air, seal the bad and knead the mixture until you get a homogenous paste that looks like dough. The mixture should stay together when you squeeze a handful.

Next step is to add the essential oils and knead the mixture once again. Then, take the molds or muffin pan and pack the mixture. Leave the mixture to dry for a few days and then take out the ‘DIY cleaning muffins’ and let them dry for another two days. Store the toilet cleaning bombs in a well sealed container and use them when it is needed.

How to use them?

All you should do is to drop one of the ‘DIY bombs’ into your toilet and that’s it. The mixture will start making foam. The next step is to take a scrubby brush and carefully cleanse the toiled and finally flush.

These bombs are consisted of completely natural ingredients, so they are safe for use and еnvironmentally friendly.