Toilet Bombs Are The Easy DIY Way To Get Your Toilet Fresh

Keeping your toilet clean and fresh-smelling is an ongoing process. Several toilet fresheners on the market today contain chemicals that do the job well, but not everyone wants to release these in their bathroom on a regular basis. Luckily, there is an easy DIY that can keep your toilet smelling fresh and clean — and it only contains natural ingredients.

One reason a toilet can begin to emit a foul odor is due to bacteria buildup. Often, the smell lingers despite regularly cleaning and deodorizing. This is because bacteria will take up residence in your pipes, and the stench travels up through the toilet. If the bathroom pipes smell like rotten eggs, it may be an odor you're familiar with if you've ever gotten a bad whiff while walking past a sewer in the summertime. Heat and humidity in the bathroom encourage foul odors to build. For this reason, a regularly scheduled toilet bomb can do the trick to keep odors at bay.

Make your own toilet bomb

To make a fresh-smelling and simple toilet bomb to deodorize your toilet, head to your kitchen. From @nottheworstcleaner, her TikTok shows how you can use decoratively shaped silicon molds or ice cube trays to perfect the look. The best part is you likely already have many of the ingredients — if not all of them.

In a bowl, mix 1 cup of baking soda, ½ cup of citric acid, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, 3 tablespoons of water, and 15-20 drops of peppermint extract. Mix all the ingredients until they become dry and clumpy. Then add the concoction to your ice cube or silicon mold trays and freeze them for at least a few hours. When the toilet bombs have hardened, remove them and place them in an airtight jar. This will keep them fresh while also providing easy access. You can swap out the peppermint for lavender or lemon oil if you prefer a different scent. You can also change up the essential oils from week to week.