I’ve been having a good old think and a bit of an organise with my blog and I’ve found that my Tuesday’s Tips aren’t really tips but more like tutorials as I seem to be doing a hell of a lot of DIY’s so I’ve decided to change the name and go with Tutorial Tuesday so I can share all my little DIY ideas with you and I’m really hoping that you enjoy them.
Since it’s the start of Plastic Free July and I will be taking part and I’ll be sharing lots of posts about going plastic free and how to reduce your plastic waste during this month I thought I’d kick off with this really easy Fizzy Toilet Cleaning Tablets tutorial for you. If like me you want to have a greener household and get rid of those harsh chemical cleaners then this tutorial is for you.
These tablets only contain a few ingredients and are basically bath bombs. I’ve chosen to use essential oils with antimicrobial properties to help fight bacteria. These are great to keep on hand as a quick freshener between deep cleans. I keep mine in a cute glass jar in the bathroom in the under sink storage cupboard so they’re close to the toilet.
What You Will Need:
Bicarbonate of Soda
Essential Oil Of Your Choice (I love Peppermint, Tea Tree and Lavender)
Water In A Spritz Bottle
In a bowl mix 1 cup of bicarbonate of soda and 1/2 cup of citric acid (You can find both of these online or in your local supermarkets) Be careful as it can get messy and be careful not to inhale too much of the dust it can make.
Add at least 40-60 drops of the essential oils in to the mixing bowl and make sure you mix it really well, you can make a lovely blend of scents or keep it simple and just choose one to start with.
Be careful when adding the Essential Oils and make sure you don’t get a fizz from over saturating any areas. If your mixture feels too dry grab your water and spritz it in the bowl and mix really well, you will know when your mixture is moist enough if you can squeeze it in your hand and it holds its shape or if you place your mixing spoon in the middle of the mixture and it stands on its own.
Spoon the mixture into you moulds and really pack it in and press it down I use the back of a spoon or my fingers to make sure it’s really packed in.
Let them dry overnight. Once they are dried you can remove them from the moulds and place them into your cute glass jars and you’re good to go.
I really hope you like this little tutorial and give it a try.
Do you make your own fizzy toilet tablets?? What essential oils do you use??