Cleaning Bombs Make Household Chores Easy

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Cleaning bombs are one of the best-kept secrets out there! Instead of scrubbing your toilets, drains, and garbage disposals, why not let a magic combination of ingredients do it for you? Here’s how cleaning bombs work, and how to make them at home. 

These fizzy cleaning bombs are an effective and safe way to quickly and easily clean up toilets, drains, and garbage disposals. Just pop one of these babies in the drain and it will fizz away any grease, buildup, and stinky odors that may be lingering. It really is that easy!

Why Cleaning Bombs?

They contain all-natural ingredients and they are packaging-free which means no environmentally damaging waste. Oh, and did I mention how much FUN these cleaning bombs are to use?

Natural Ingredients

It’s no secret that I am all about going natural in my life. From beauty products I put on my skin to growing food straight from my garden, I like to know what ingredients I am using. This is why I opt to make as many at-home products as possible.

The same goes for cleaning. Cleaning agents are filled to the brim with potentially dangerous chemicals. If it has a ton of safety hazards on the label (hello skull and crossbones!), I avoid it at all costs. Just because it is not being ingested or touched doesn’t mean I want to have it around the house.

Eco-Friendly

Creating my own cleaning products is also a big win for the environment. The less plastic containers I have and the less amount of cleaner going down the drain, the better!

Makes Cleaning Easy (and Even Fun!)

Beyond its natural benefits, cleaning bombs make cleaning easy. First, they are simple to make and require very few ingredients. Then, you just pop them in and watch them do their magic. They are great for a quick refresh in between deep cleanings because they require no scrubbing!

Watching them fizz is also super satisfying. It somehow makes cleaning fun and can be a great way to encourage kids (or even stubborn husbands) to help with chores.

cleaning bombs on a tile floor

How to Use Cleaning Bombs

You can pop your cleaning bombs pretty much anywhere water is found. I use mine for the sink, toilet, bathtub, and garbage disposal. Once the fizzing begins, it will begin to release the essential oils, leaving behind a fresh scent and a clean surface.

The fizzing that happens when you use a cleaning bomb is not the magical powers of grime washing away. It’s a chemical reaction between the baking soda and citric acid. Since one is a base and one is an acid, they neutralize each other. The reaction creates carbon dioxide which is the fizzing!

This recipe is not that far off from my eucalyptus shower steamers recipe, only it’s even easier to make because you just shape the cleaning bombs with your hands and don’t need to use molds.

store cleaning bombs in a glass jar

My Favourite Scent Combinations

For different cleaning jobs, I like to use different scents. Here are my favorite essential oil combos for diverse smelling cleaning bombs.

Sink and Garbage Disposal

A combination of lemon and rosemary essential oils helps to cut tough grease that often builds up in kitchen sinks. The scent also helps to get rid of any yucky old food odors that may be lingering. Instead, it will smell like fresh herbs and citrus!

Bathtub and Drain

Using bath products such as oils, bubbles, bombs (not the cleaning kind), and melts can cause oily buildup in pipes. Cleaning bombs will go right down the pipes and clean them up instantly. Just drop one down the tub drain after your next bath. You can use any essential oil you like for this, but I like lavender because it is a calming and relaxing scent for the bathroom.

Toilet Fresheners

To refresh and clean the toilet, make cleanings bombs using eight drops each of rosemarytea tree, and peppermint essential oils. These essential oils all have disinfectant properties and work wonders to get rid of unwelcome odors.

DIY Cleaning Bombs

Cleaning bombs are super easy to make and store well. I prefer to make them in big batches and store them in my bathroom and kitchen for easy access. They don’t have to look pretty, so I use my hands to mold them. However, you could also place them in a silicone mold if you want some special shapes.

View my step-by-step instructions below with photos or skip to the end to see a simplified recipe card.

Materials

Cleaning bombs ingredients including castille soap and baking soda

Make it!

Add the baking soda and citric acid to a bowl and mix together with your hands. Add about 20 drops of essential oils, mixing that in with your hands as well.

making a cleaning bombs recipe by adding citric acid to bowl

Dilute the castile soap by adding one part soap to four parts water inside the spray bottle. Spray the solution lightly onto the top of the powder mixture, mixing it in quickly with your hands as you spritz.

making cleaning bombs for the bath, toilet, and sink

Continue to spray the solution and mix it in until the powder mixture packs together easily in your hands like a snowball. Be careful not to spray too much liquid or the mixture will begin to fizz.

Roll the mixture into teaspoon-sized balls in your hands. Lay the balls out on a piece of parchment paper and allow them to dry until they feel firm. This will take up to 24 hours.

cleaning bombs drying on a baking sheet

How to Use and Store Cleaning Bombs

Store them in a glass jar and pop one out when you need to refresh your bath, sink, or toilet. Simply toss one down the drain with a little water or into the toilet bowl and watch as it fizzes away, leaving the drain or toilet clean and fresh smelling.

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How to Make Cleaning Bombs

Follow these instructions for easy to make cleaning bombs for the sink, bathtub, toilet, and garbage disposal.

Equipment

  • spray bottle

  • Parchment paper

Ingredients

  • Diluted castile soap
  • Essential oils
  • 1 cup citric acid
  • 2 cups baking soda

Instructions

  • Add the baking soda and citric acid to a bowl and mix together with your hands. Add about 20 drops of essential oils, mixing that in with your hands as well.

  • Dilute the castile soap by adding one part soap to four parts water inside the spray bottle. Spray the solution lightly onto the top of the powder mixture, mixing it in quickly with your hands as you spritz.

  • Continue to spray the solution and mix it in until the powder mixture packs together easily in your hands like a snowball.Be careful not to spray too much liquid or the mixture will begin to fizz.

  • Roll the mixture into teaspoon-sized balls in your hands. Lay the balls out on a piece of parchment paper and allow them to dry until they feel firm. This will take up to 24 hours.

  • Store them in a glass jar and pop one out when you need to refresh your bath, sink, or toilet. Simply toss one down the drain with a little water or into the toilet bowl and watch as it fizzes away, leaving the drain or toilet clean and fresh smelling.

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