DIY toi­let bombs

NZ Lifestyle Block - - Farmhouse Kitchen -

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.

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