I know that deodorizing Toilet Fizzies don’t really fit in the “Beauty” category, but they can work wonders to bring some beauty to the odor of a bathroom and add shine to the bowl. Drop one into the bowl after a flush to freshen the room naturally without harsh chemicals, and clean your toilet between scrubbings at the same time. It’s a win-win! At my house we call them “toilet bombs,” and I have a set of them on the back of every toilet. It’s really something how quickly they can eliminate odors that usually linger in the bathroom, if you know what I mean…
Toilet fizzies are easy to make and so much better at eliminating odor than spraying a harsh, perfumed chemical deodorizer.
I made a bunch of fizzies to take to a bathroom at work that has no fan or ventilation installed (is that even legal?) Going in there after the industrial air freshener has been sprayed makes me feel like I’m choking. I can feel myself inhaling the poison! I plan to put these in there and see what happens.
Try this easy recipe for deodorizing toilet fizzies!
*1 1/3 cup of baking soda (neutralizes acids and deodorizes)
*1/2 cup citric acid (helps remove hard water stains – provides “the fizz” when reacting with baking soda and oils)
*1 teaspoon of water (or a little more if necessary)
*20-30 drops each of lavender, peppermint and lemon essential oils (these help eliminate germs and bacteria and leave behind a clean, fresh scent)
Even though they are pictured here, I do not use the Young Living essential oils for toilet fizzies because I am quite literally, flushing money down the toilet. I save these for body balms, shower gels and to cure whatever ails us. For toilet fizzies, I use store bought essential oils.
*Mix the citric acid and baking soda together in a bowl.
*Next, add the water and essential oil. Use a small spray bottle to mist the mixture to cut down on fizzing.
*Gently mist as you stir the dry mixture. Test it by squeezing some in your hand. If it isn’t clumping together yet, spray a little more water on it. Not too much, just until it starts to clump together.
*Continue to mix and stir until all the oils have been added.
Pour the mixture into a silicone mold of your choice (or ice cube tray, plastic Easter eggs, or tablespoon measuring spoon), or flatten small pieces at a time and use small cookie cutter shapes like I did here. Allow the fizzies to dry for an hour or so, and then place into a container with a lid. Place the container on the back of your toilet.
Have you tried making toilet fizzies? What recipe did you try? How did they work?