How to Freshen a Stinky Toilet – Naturally!

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Is it safe to say that I’m not the only one that has a stinky toilet? At least on occasion, right?


Well, maybe you don’t have any boys in your family.  Maybe you have all girls that never miss and keep things sparkly and shiny.

But even if you do, this is a fantastic way to get that not-so-great-smelling wonder-throne fresh…naturally!

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How to Freshen a Stinky Toilet…Naturally!

Today, we’re going to make some home-made, all natural Toilet Fizz Bombs! They are so, super cheap to make.

I found this little recipe over on Pop Sugar and tweaked it to fit my very special needs, i.e. I need lots more. Lots.

You can read all about the ingredients here if you want to know more about what they do.

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What you need:

  • 2 cups of Baking Soda
  • 1/2 cup of Citric Acid
  • 2 TBS of Hydrogen Peroxide
  • 1 Tsp of White Vinegar
  • 30 drop of Essential Oil – I used Lavender
  • Mini Muffin Pan
  • Mini Muffin Liners
  • Spray Bottle filled with 1/2 water and 1/2 Vinegar

First, mix your baking soda and citric acid together.

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Then, in a separate glass, mix the hydrogen peroxide, vinegar and essential oils.

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I use Essential Oils from Mountain Rose Herbs. They are amazing and VERY reasonable compared to other oils I’ve seen.

Click the image above to check out Mountain Rose Herbs. {aff link}

Then, a little at a time, pour your liquid mixture into your baking soda mixture and combine.  Just a warning: it will fizz on you, but it’s not too bad.

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Once you have everything combined, it will be a damp, sandy mixture.

Place the muffin liners in the muffin pan and mist each liner with the vinegar/water.

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Then fill each with a scoop and press it down firmly.

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Be sure to brush off the extra that spills or you might have trouble removing the bombs from your pan.  {yes, I know from experience!}

Then spray the tops with the vinegar/water. This helps create a crust and keep the bomb together.

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Allow to dry overnight.

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To use, just drop one or two in your toilet and let it fizz.

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I wait for about 10 minutes before I go scrub-a-dub, but you can wait longer if you want.

They leave your stinky toilet smelling rosy!  {or in my case, lavendery.}

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And thank goodness, because with three boys in da howse, this is the best kind of bomb dropped in the bathroom all day.

For more ways to naturally freshen your home, visit my

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Can’t find Citric Acid anywhere?  Just visit my Amazon Store!  There, you can find most all of the ingredients you need for a Naturally Fresh home.

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  1. love this because you make more than one at a time- part of my problem is i am too lazy to do some of the more natural cleaning projects because it’s a one time shot… i need something like this! thank you!

    1. Haha! I know what you mean. I do so love these little guys.

      And the deodorizing mix? I make that in bulk big time! It smells so good!

  2. I’m missing something… Whete is the recipe for the scrub and the DIY fizz BOMBS?!!!!!?

    1. I would think so, Lisa, but I’m on a city sewer, so I would definitely check around if you are concerned about it! Sorry I can’t be of more definite help!

    2. I researched the recipe since I have a septic system also. All of the ingredients are safe for the septic and actually encouraged in lieu of other harsher cleaning products like bleach.

  3. After I make these, do I need to use them within a certain time frame for them to be potent still?

    1. If you keep them in a tightly closed jar, I think they’ll last for a long time, Danii!

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