DIY Zero Waste Toilet Bowl Fizzies

I can admit it, I hate cleaning. My hygiene has not always been top notch for two reasons. One – I can think of a billion things I would rather do before clean my toilet, so I usually do those instead. Two – I refuse to buy harsh toxic cleaners for my home.

Therefore, the bulk of this cleaning has been left to my fiance. Recently, I caught her cleaning our toilet with some left over Clorox that our landlord left in our apartment when we moved in. With internal screaming, I knew I had to do something.

These fizzies only require 3 ingredients with 1 optional ingredient and are completely toxin free.

Ingredients

1½ cups Baking Soda ½ cup Citric Acid 1 Orange, Zested (optional) 40 drops Orange Essential Oil 1-2 tsp. water

* You will also need a mold. I used a metal one I got from the thrift store but it was a bit difficult to get the fizzies out afterwards. I would recommend getting a silicon mold.

Also, keep in mind that you can purchase Baking Soda and Citric Acid in bulk at some stores. In Austin, Texas, this includes stores such as in.gredients, HEB, and Whole Foods. Just snag some of these reusable produce bags and head to the store.

Instructions

1.) Combine Baking Soda and Citric Acid in a bowl.

2.) Add the Orange Zest and Essential Oil then stir to combine completely.

3.) Add water by droplets at a time. (I personally added water by dipping my fingers into a glass and dripping the water in little by little. You may also use a spray bottle.) You need to be sure not to pour all of the water in at once because this will make the mixture react.)

4.) Press the mixture into your molding of choice.

5.) Let the fizzies sit over night before removing from the mold.

Get to Fizzing

Use 1 or 2 tablets in your toilet at a time. Drop them in and let sit for 5 minutes. Use a bamboo toilet brush and the mixture to clean your toilet.