DIY Toilet Cleaning Tablets? Need a quick fix for cleaning the toilet? Or just a quick freshening up? Drop one of these toilet cleaning tablets in and let it sizzle away. Give it a scrub or just let it sizzle, then flush.
Here’s a recipe you can use for DIY Toilet Cleaning Tablets:
- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1 tablespoon hydrogen peroxide
- 20-30 drops of essential oil (e.g., tea tree oil, lavender oil) for fragrance (optional)
- Water in a spray bottle
- Mix Dry Ingredients: In a bowl, combine the baking soda and citric acid. These two ingredients will create a fizzy reaction when they come into contact with water, helping to clean the toilet bowl.
- Add Essential Oil: If you want to add a pleasant scent to your tablets, add the essential oil drops to the dry mixture. Essential oils like tea tree oil have antibacterial properties that can enhance the cleaning effectiveness.
- Spray Hydrogen Peroxide: Gradually spray the hydrogen peroxide over the dry mixture while stirring. The mixture should become damp but not too wet. The hydrogen peroxide will help bind the ingredients together and aid in the cleaning process.
- Pack into Molds: Quickly transfer the mixture into silicone molds. You can use ice cube trays, candy molds, or any other shape you prefer. Press the mixture down firmly to compact it.
- Let Them Dry: Allow the tablets to dry and harden for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. The drying time may vary depending on the humidity in your area.
- Remove from Molds: Once the tablets are completely dry, gently pop them out of the molds. If they are still a bit fragile, give them more time to dry.
- Store: Store the finished tablets in an airtight container. Make sure to keep them away from moisture to prevent premature activation.
- Drop a tablet into the toilet bowl.
- Allow the tablet to fizz and dissolve for a few minutes.
- Use a toilet brush to scrub the bowl, including under the rim.
- Flush the toilet to rinse away the cleaning solution.
Keep in mind that while these DIY toilet cleaning tablets can be effective, they may not be as potent as commercial cleaners for heavily stained or soiled toilets. Regular cleaning and maintenance are key to preventing buildup.
Remember if you want to get your house Sparkling Cleaned without moving a finger, don’t hesitate and call Cleany!