Almost nobody enjoys cleaning toilets. Unfortunately it’s one of those necessary evils. Read how this easy DIY toilet bombs makes cleaning fun. It’s not magic, but if even Little Bit likes dropping these in the toilet regularly, it helps cut down on the build up. It still needs a toilet brush sometimes, but every little bit helps.
Add fun to cleaning
In an ADHD affected household, tedious and distasteful cleaning tasks often get neglected. Any hacks to make cleaning routine, easier or fun are welcome. If my 6 year old looks forward to dropping these in the toilet, it’s a win! The toilet bombs are fun to watch fizz when they hit the water, and they smell good. Whatever colors you choose to add can be fun to watch too.
Accessible and Cute
This article explains the dilemma of clutter being unattractive, but the purpose of keeping things in sight with ADHD. A bonus of these toilet bombs is they can be kept handy on the back of the toilet, and look cute in the jar. Accessibility and visibility increases the likelihood of them getting used. These can be a cute decoration that doubles as a cleaning tool.
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- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/2 cup citric acid
- 40 drops lemon or eucalyptus essential oil
- 1/2 tsp white vinegar
- 1 TBS hydrogen peroxide
- food coloring (optional)
Instructions for easy DIY toilet bombs
Mix the baking soda, citric acid, and essential oil in a bowl. In a small spray bottle, mix white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Slowly spray the baking soda mix with the vinegar solution until it resembles damp sand. If too much spray is added, the solution will react in the bowl rather than in the toilet water. Add food coloring as desired. Press mixture into silicone mold and let dry overnight. Once dry, toilet bombs should be stored in an airtight container like these jars.
Use 1-2 toilet bombs to fizz and soak. A quick scrub with a toilet brush will finish the job. However, since Little Bit loves to add these daily, the scrub brush probably only happens once every week or two in our house. The regular fizzing action still helps keep residue to a minimum though.
Decrease the toxic load
Check out my post for a daily shower spray here. I have recently added making some of our home cleaning products myself. Decreasing the toxic load is one more layer of the strategies to help decrease triggers for ADHD. Knowing exactly what is in our cleaning products is another way of doing this.
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