Cleaning the toilet is probably one of my least favorite activities, but someone has to do it. I used to buy those toilet cleaning bleach tablets that you drop into the tank, and while they worked pretty well, the overwhelming smell of bleach was just too much to handle. Plus, I don’t think inhaling bleach vapors is very good for your health.
I started researching for more natural ways to clean the toilet without the use of harsh chemicals, and came across a few different recipes that talked about making toilet ‘fizzies’, kind of like my homemade bath salt fizzies.
I loved the idea of being able to make a fizzy I could drop into the toilet bowl that would clean and freshen, but decided to just make it even easier and keep it in its powder form, rather than molding them into fizzies. This way, I can keep it in a small jar and just add a scoop to the toilet bowl when it was time to clean. Simple and easy.
Natural Fizzy Toilet Bowl Cleaning Powder Recipe
If you’ve already been making your own homemade dishwasher detergent, you will likely have these ingredients on hand. The combination of citric acid and baking soda are the magic behind the ‘fizziness’, and will help make your toilet bowl sparkle after cleaning.
- 2 cups baking soda – (I buy a big bag of baking soda from Amazon because I use it for a ton of different recipes)
- 2/3 cup citric acid
- 20-30 drops of Essential Oil of choice – (Optional, but I love combining lemon and orange for a nice, clean citrus smell)
- Mix the citric acid and baking soda together in a small bowl. Make sure to break up any clumps the baking soda might have.
- Add your essential oils and mix well.
- Store powder in an air-tight jar.
- Use 1 tablespoon of powder and drop into toilet bowl (not the tank!).
- Let the mixture fizz and do it’s magic. Use a toilet brush to scrub bowl if needed. Wait until the mixture has stopped fizzing before flushing the toilet.
- Repeat as needed.
To Make Them Into Fizzies
If you would really like to make this recipe into individual fizzies, simply follow the same recipe above, but take a misting spray bottle with water in it to lightly mist the powder mixture until it starts to turn into a wet sand consistency.
Once the consistency is right, you can use a 1/2 teaspoon to scoop out the mixture, firmly pack it down, and drop onto a sheet of parchment paper to dry, or use a silicone mold to press the mixture into. Once you have formed your fizzies, let them dry for about 24 hours. Store in an air-tight jar, or Ziploc bag, and use 1 fizzy per cleaning.
Have you made your own natural toilet cleaning products? What ingredients do you use?