DIY toilet bombs
The first time I made these, I realised I had forgotten my moulds. A bit of rummaging around and I found Dave’s Harley Davidson ice cube moulds (which he treasures). The indignity of using them to make toilet fizzies required him to have a restorative whisky. The ‘bombs’ actually look good too. Ingredients 1⅓ cups baking soda ⅓ cup citric acid 20-30 drops of essential oil/s (I use lemon, bergamot and lavender) METHOD Place dry ingredients in a bowl. Mix the essential oils with a little water, then pour into a spray bottle that produces a fine mist. Spray a little at a time onto the dry ingredients without making it too wet or it will fizz in the mixing bowl and lose its effectiveness in the toilet. When it clumps together, place the mixture in moulds (anything about ice cube size) and press down hard. Leave overnight to harden. Don’t take out of the moulds until they are completely hard and dry or they will crumble. Press the bombs out of the mould and store in an airtight container. Use one cube in the toilet as required. They fizz up and clean the bowl, and smell beautiful.