Thursday, 13 March 2014

DIY Toilet Bombs & Scented Rocks

Toilet Bombs ~ deodorise & kill bacteria

You will need:
2/3 cup baking soda (bicarb soda)
1/4 cup citric acid
30 drops each lavender, peppermint and lemon essential oils (I used 30 drops of eucalyptus and lemon eo)
cold water in a spritz bottle

Sift baking soda and citric acid in a bowl.  Add the essential oils and mix well.  Spritz the water onto the dry ingredients and mix well before mix starts to react and bubble.  Keep spritzing a little water at a time until mixture comes together to form clumps.

Roll mixture into teaspoon size balls and place on baking paper on a flat surface.  Leave to dry thoroughly before storing in a pretty jar.

Note: the balls swell up if you add too much water.

Alternatively you can place the mixture flat (a slab of mixture) onto baking paper and leave to dry. You can then break it up into pieces when it's completely dry.  Or into chocolate moulds for decorative balls.

To use:
1) Plop one ball into the toilet water after flushing for a fresh scent.
2) Plop one ball into the toilet tank and leave for 15mins before flushing.
3) Add a ball to the toilet water before giving your toilet a clean.

Scented Rocks ~ room, draw, car deodorisers (from JOLI Natural Skin Care)

You will need:
1/2 cup plain flour
1/2 cup table salt
1/3 cup cold water
1/8 teaspoon fragrance
1 drop food colouring
*makes about 15 balls

Sift flour and salt into a bowl.  Add fragrance and colouring to cold water then add the water to dry ingredients.  Mix into a soft dough.

Roll mixture into teaspoon size balls and place on baking paper.  Leave to dry over night.

To use:
Groups of balls can be placed in organza bags and stored in the car, your nicker draw or hanging off the toilet door.

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