DIY Toilet Bombs - Deodorize & Kill Bacteria! Just Drop Them in the Bowl;-)))

Remember I told you in my previous post that the next product in my store will be an "outside the box" one? Well, you've been warned;-))) I came up with the idea of Toilet Bombs a few months ago. At first I thought it would be embarrassing to make a post about them but I fell so much in love with these toilet bombs that I just HAD to share the idea with you - I'm seriously addicted! When I drop them in the toilet bowl they start fizzing (= exploding;-) and not only do they smell amazing they also deodorize, kill the bacteria (including the odor-causing ones!) and keep the bowl clean. And on top of that, these bombs became a part of my bathroom decor - don't they just look adorable?;-) I actually keep a few outside the container also, because they're great at deodorizing the air. Again, it might be embarrassing, but I love these babies A TON!!!



WHAT I USE: (for approx. 24 bombs)
--1 1/3 cup Baking Soda - amazing for all-natural cleaning AND deodorizing!
--1/2 cup Citric Acid - (low-strength acid that exists naturally in fruits like lemons & oranges) - used in many kitchen & bathroom cleaners for its cleaning, whitening & deodorizing properties
--30 drops Lavender Essential Oil***
--30 drops Peppermint Essential Oil***
--30 drops Lemon Essential Oil***
--Medical Mask

*** All three oils I use have great antimicrobial properties and kill odor-causing bacteria PLUS this combo smells heavenly!!!



WHAT I DO:

Since I work with citric acid and baking soda, I always put medical mask first and then mix together soda and acid. After that I put oils in a spray bottle and spray little by little stirring the mixture at the same time in order to not let it fizz away. If the mixture isn't damp enough I add just A TINY BIT of water in my spray bottle and spray the mixture - but again, I try to prevent the acid from fizzing away, because bombs won't be exploding, if they're too moist.
After that I put the mixture in silicone molds and let them dry for about 6 hours. And then I store the bombs in a container with a lid - don't they look adorable?...I usually drop one in the toilet bowl whenever I feel like it;-)

http://www.mariasself.com/2013/11/five-additional-uses-of-toilet-bombs.html


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255 comments:

  1. These are worth much more than 45 cents Maria! You're amazing!

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    1. YOU'RE amazing, Elba! Thank YOU SO incredibly much for placing your order;-)) When I saw "Elba" I knew right away it was you and went: "I ♥ this girl!!!!";-)))

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    2. Haha! ♥ I love supporting awesome products!!! ^_^ I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

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    3. Elba, you're so sweet;-))) thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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    4. Maria, can you use these in an RV? Are they safe for septic tanks? I would love to try them, not sure about the critic acid. Lois.



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    5. Hi Lois! Sorry I missed your comment - I will definitely do some research on whether citric acid is ok for RV septic tanks tonight - I'll write back here in the comments. Thank you so much for stopping by;-)

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    6. I am curious too about the septic tank safety. I have already done baking soda and vinegar in my toilet, so I would think it would be just the same. Thank you for the idea!

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    7. I keep seeing online people and websites actually recommending citric acid as one of the safe products for septic tanks... I can't say yet whether it is a proven fact though, I'm just looking at what other people have been saying:-(

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    8. I have lived in an RV for many years and the majority of the tank cleaning fluids as well as the enzyme packets that you put in your septic tank in the RV usually have some type of citric acid in them because they are safe for plastic unlike most other cleaners. I think these would be just fine to use in an RV septic system as long as you have the lines open just like when you are flushing your septic system. This way the gases and fumes that build up will not cause undue pressure on the walls of the tank. With the lines open it gives someplace for the excess gases and any foam or liquids to escape in a safe manner.

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    9. I use citric acid in my homemade dishwasher soap and haven't had any problems with my home septic tank.

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    10. I wouldn't use them in a septic tank unless you are one of those who pumps your tank instead of keeping your tank empty by having an abundant supply of bacteria in it.

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    11. I would like to make these. Where do you purchase citric acid??

      Denise

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    12. I make bath bombs all the time, only I use rose water instead of regular water.

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    13. Hi Maria, looked interesting. Do you send abroad if I place an order on the item?

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    14. Great idea and cheap since I keep all these oils... I have always used Baking Soda followed by Vinegar- always get a bomb sound when one ingredient hits the other. I will be making these...

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  2. Nice information dear. I have More stuff about Bathroom Decoration Ideas to share


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  3. Very interesting idea Maria. But I agree with Elba, these are worth more then 45 cents! I will give them a try soon.

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    1. Ohh, thank you, Anna! I just want EVERYONE to be able to afford these babies, because they're sooo addicting;-)))

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    2. Too bad international shipping is so expensive :( But I hope you get many orders and can expend your store!!

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    3. Thank you, Anna! I definitely will;-)))

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  4. I'm so totally making these soon!! You are a DIY Diva Maria!! :) x

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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    1. Lol, thank you, Jadirah!!! Please let me know how it goes;-)))

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  5. You're posts are so amazing! The things you are able to make at home are so great - I want to try all of them! :) Are you going to get more stuff up in your store? I'm heading over to the link now! xx

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    1. Thank you for your wonderful words, Emilie! I know - I sometimes feel like a little kid coming up with this stuff;-))) Yes, I'm definitely planning on adding more and more to my store. I have a huge list of new products, just need to get down and make all of them happen!;-))) Actually my next product is also something very different and Andrey's friends got so fired up about that idea, they can't wait for me to launch this product - so I'm working on it now and will launch next week;-)))
      Again, thank you for your interest, Emilie♥

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  6. I need to make it ASAP! thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Jazmin! Let me know how it goes;-)))

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  7. This is amazing. And they even look great as a decoration!

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    1. Lol, yeah - I think that's a huge reason why I fell in love with them;-)))

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  8. After every use? Are you kidding?

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    1. You want people to spend .45 for these after every flush? C'mon!

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    2. Did I say that? I said that's what I do;-) I'm a clean-freak, you see;-)

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    3. "I usually drop one in the toilet bowl whenever I feel like it;-)"
      That sure doesn't sound to me like she's suggesting after every flush. Just whenever you feel like you need to clean your toilet again.
      Thanks for sharing Maria, I can't wait to make them. Do you know how many this recipe makes?

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    4. Thank you so much for the support, Kristi! This recipe makes about 24 bombs - depending on the molds you'll be using. Again, thank you for stopping by, Kristi, and please let me know how your DIYing goes;-)))

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  9. Мария - вы просто волшебница) из простых и доступных всем продуктов делаете весьма полезные вещи

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    1. Спасибо большое, Инна!

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  10. These are awesome! I use the ones from the store but they smell so strong and chemically. I will have to try these, or order some from you, do you ship to Canada? :-)
    I love all the DIY stuff you make and even if I don't comment on every post, I read them ALL! I'm starting to look through your archives to see what I can make for my girlfriends for Christmas. :-)

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    1. Oh, thank you, Chantal!!! I'm definitely considering shipping to Canada, just need to figure out all the shipping details first;-)
      And thank you so much for your interest in my posts! I actually can't wait to start working on Christmas projects also and dive into pinterest for ideas;-)

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  12. Hey, Maria, I really enjoyed this post, very "out of the box" as you described it, haha. Just wondering - do you ship internationally, if I ever have spare cahs and want to treat myself with something form your store?

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    1. Thank you so much, Hristina;-) I will eventually ship to other countries, just need to figure out what's the best way to do it - I'll probably have someone make products in Europe also, so I don't have to ship from the US;-)
      thank you for all your support♥

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    2. Oh that's such a great idea. You should definitely do it! I'll be waiting!

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    3. I'm looking forward to it myself also;-)))

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  13. What a great idea! Was actually thinking of getting new cleaning products for the bathroom recently but these seem much more appealing! Their adorable to boot will have to try these hun thanks for sharing/ :D
    xxx

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    1. Thank you, Deborah! I know, I sometimes feel like a little kid when I use them;-)))

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  14. you put on there for ingredients ....medical mask....do you mean those paper masks that you put over mouth/nose and hangs on your ears? or is it a mask you have concocted?

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    1. Hi, Becky! It's the mask you put on your nose/mouth - fabric or paper one. I usually buy a pack of about 10 at a dollar store. Hope that helps... I'm sorry for the confusion;-)))

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  15. Очень полезный продукт! И легко делается. Только не поняла, что такое Medical Mask - у нас это маска(повязка) на лицо:)) Наверное, не это ты имела ввиду:)

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    1. Наташа, да она самая - чтобы не вдыхать лимонку и соду;-))

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    2. Ааааа:) Спасибо, дорогая! Нужно будет попробовать:) А то я весь интернет облазила в поисках мазюки или чего-то сыпучего:)))

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    3. Наташ, очень хотелось бы узнать о твоих впечатлениях;-)))

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  16. Ahh, they look so cute!
    You just got new fans from Holland!
    xoxox

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    1. Oh, this is AMAZING! Thank you, Esther♥♥♥

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  17. Ahh, they look so cute!
    You just got new fans from Holland!
    xoxox

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  18. great diy!
    http://differentcands.blogspot.kr/2013/08/how-to-mix-pastel.html

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    1. Are they septic tank safe??? I live out in the country and we get our water from a well , and have a septic tank, so I have to be careful what kind of cleaners I use,

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    2. Thank you for your interest, Theresa. There is a small discussion about septic tanks safety right underneath the first comment - I hope it will answer your question;-))) Again, thank you so much for stopping by, Theresa!

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  19. Seriously at 45 cents its just better to buy than make my own.

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    1. It's great to have options, but most people do choose to buy - we've been extremely busy ever since the post went live;-))

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  20. Neat site!

    I'll have to look around and see what other cool recipes you have here! Thanks for the information. :-)

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for taking time to leave such a lovely comment - it means tremendously much to me♥♥♥

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  21. Hello! I linked over from Pinterest after seeing a post regarding your toilet bowl bombs. I ordered 2 sets of the bombs and 2 of your solid coffee sugar scrub bars. Can't wait to get them in the mail! I know these are popular DIY projects but some of us (me) are really lazy or don't have the time and would just prefer to buy the finished product. So thanks for the opportunity and please consider adding more body bars and bombs to your store listing. Thanks again and welcome to America!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for making your order and for leaving such a lovely comment - we've been working hard on orders till 4am tonight (our new record;-)) and seeing your message is such an amazing way to finish this (long!) day♥♥♥Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I'm glad I can give people an option of both - DIYing and buying. And I'm definitely considering adding more and more products to the store (SO MANY ideas!) - just need to squeeze in all the time;-)
      Again, thank you so much for your sweet comment!

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  22. thanks for the ideas. I am pining to my account. I'm always looking for new cleaning products. I will be s topping by again to look through all your goodies

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    1. Ohh, Brenda, thank you so much! I hope you'll find other ideas interesting as well;-)

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  23. This is a great idea, I love it! I was wondering if I could join your pinterest blog group my email is moyedashamene@yahoo.com and my pinterest link is http://pinterest.com/shamenemoyeda Thanks!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Shamene! I've just sent an invite;-)))) have a great weekend!

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  24. I just tried to purchase these and it says something about an invalid account..

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    1. Sorry I meant restricted account... same for PayPal

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  25. Hello! Love this idea..where can you buy citric acid? Thanks :)

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    1. Hi, thank you;-) I buy it from Amazon - I included the link in the post, so that people don't try to buy a food grade citric acid;-)

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  26. I am a little confused about the citric acid. What do I use? Sorry just not sure. Thanks

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    1. Oh, no problem - you'll need a powdered citric acid, not food grade one. I included the link in the post so you don't get confused;-)) Hope that helps!

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  27. I do not have silicone molds, could I just roll into a small ball? Also, Would putting them in a dehydrator work for drying? We have alot of humidity lately with the over abundance of rain and I am afraid that it will take too long to dry.

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    1. oh, you can definitely use plastic or metal molds instead - it's just that silicone ones are easier to work with;-) As for the dehydrator - I have never used it for bombds, but I know some people use it for bath bombs (which are similar to these toilet bombs), yet some say their bombs got ruined in dehydrators... I guess it's just a trial-and-error process until you find the perfect temperature...

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  28. Hi, can I use real lemon for the citric acid? I wanted to make some of these today but don't have citric acid :(

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    1. Hi Haydee! you mean, lemon juice? It actually wont work, because lemon juice and baking soda will react and fizz away even before you put your mixture into molds:-( Sorry:-(

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  29. Thinking of trying these out. Just one question, will the baking soda not fizz up when I add the lemon juice - same as it does with vinegar? Thank you I love this. Shipping to Ireland would be too expensive but I'm delighted I found your page. x

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    1. Hi Cinty! thank you for stopping by;-) Lemon juice will definitely make the mixture fizz up right away, that's why I use citric acid instead. Please let me know how your DIYing goes;-))

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  30. Great blog post! I'm in the essential oils business and I'm always looking for tips to pass along to my customers - and I'll definitely share this one! I can't wait to try it in my home! Thanks! Check out www.oils4me.com for oils and and www.Facebook.com/livingwell.socal for the repost!

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    1. Ohhh, thank you Chryssa! It will definitely be an honor to be featured on your site;-) Have a great day!

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  31. I have a question please? I ordered some items from you on the 19th was wondering how long shipping would take? I also got a shipping confirmation from you on that date as well.
    Thanks,
    Teri

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    1. Hi Teri! Thank you so much for placing your order! And I'm truly sorry for the delay:-( It should arrive within the next two days and please feel free to contact me at my email address in case you have any other questions or comments. My address is MariaSself@gmail.com
      Thank you so much, Teri, and again, I apologize for the delay...

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  32. Thank you so much for this fantastic recipe. I will surely do it tomorrow. I was wondering was is the weight of your bomb, I do not want to make a big bomb in my toilet lollll

    Thank you again

    Rachelle

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    1. Lol, Rachelle! you definitely don't want your toilet to explode;-))) mine are usually 0.6oz, so they're "harmless" bombs;-)

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    2. Sorry dear, went to your internet store and found out they were .6oz. I got my answer.

      Doing it as I speak,

      Rachelle

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    3. Nice! Would LOVE to hear how it went, Rachelle!

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  33. do you send to Thailand??:)

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  34. А в Россию?!

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  35. Очень аппетитно выглядит - воздушный зефир!

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  36. Can they be made without the lavender oil and still work as well? I have an asthmatic reaction to lavender.

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  37. you sound like such a sweet person! I am not crafty at all, but this just says try me!!!Plus we have a holding tank and we need anything we can to make it all just a little fresher

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    1. Ohh, thank you so-so much♥♥♥ I will be truly happy if it helps with your tank;-)

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  38. Hi! What a wonderful idea, my only question is do you still have to scrub the toilet?? Haha that's something I'm trying avoid! I hate having a nasty dripping toilet scrubber and no place to put it.

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    1. That was my question too! Do you drop it in and walk away or let it fizz, then scrub the toilet?

      Another question: What kind of sprayer bottle do you use for your essential oils? Mine are all too big to use for 90 drops of oil.

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    2. you would still need to clean the toilet on a regular basis, however bombs help the toilet stay clean MUCHHHH longer - depends on how often you use them.
      As for the spray bottle - you can find small bottles in the area of travel size items of almost all the stores... Dollar stores sometimes have them also.

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  39. I just order the toilet bombs.....can't wait to try it

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    1. Great! And I can't wait to hear what you think;-))) Thank you so much for stopping by!

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  40. I just love that even with a successful blog that you still take the time to reply to comments. It makes me just a little happier! I'm hoping to order some of these and give them as 'gag' gifts over Christmas. I think they'll fall in love, so I will be sure to add a link in the card so they know where to find them!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for your comment - it definitely made me MUCH happier. And what a great idea with Christmas gifts - thank you so much for sharing the love, I truly appreciate it♥♥♥

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  41. Where has this site been on my life?!

    I love it! Just printed a bunch of recipes and my weekend will be filled with creative things!

    Thank you!!

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    1. I'm so happy and super excited for your fun weekend, Megan;-)))) thank you so much for taking time to write me such a lovely comment♥♥♥

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  42. I just love this idea! I've tried the recipe yesterday but it didn't turned out as I was expecting it.. I mixed the oils but I couldn't spray it because there wasn't enough liquid in the spray bottle. So I very slowly drop it while mixing but it wasn't damp enough. I added a little bit of water so I could but the mix in the molds and let it dry overnight. When I tried to put one in the toilet, it wasn't fizzing. Can you help me out with that??!

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    1. I'm so sorry it didn't worked out right - it may feel like the mixture isn't damp enough, yet it's actually perfect! But when you add too much water it makes citric acid start fizzing (keeps fizzing slowly in molds as well) and that's why there's no explosion effect left in the bombs:-( Sorry, I hope next time it will work out better...

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  43. Just rec'd my order.......Thanks so much!! I ran around dropping them in all my bathrooms!! Great smells and neat fizz!!!! I Love Them!! I knew I would never make them, so happy you sell them

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    1. OMG, Irene! thank you so much for getting back and leaving such a great comment;-))) I'm unbelievably happy you liked them!!!!

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  44. This sounds just the thing I've been looking for. A shame I'm in Australia or I would order some. Thank you for posting. I will be trying these and sharing your info with my friends. Again thank you Jan

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    1. Oh, thank you, Jan!!!♥♥♥ It means so incredibly much to me;-)))

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  45. Hi Maria, quick question, where do you buy your essential oils? I am hoping to try these great recipes out soon. Thanks in advance!

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    1. Oh, thank YOU so much for stopping by! I'm truly sorry for getting back to you so late (working on our store 24/7!) I usually buy Aura Cacia essential oils on Amazon.com or in most of the natural foods stores (traders' joes, wholefoods, Natural Food Coops & etc.) I hope that helps;-)))

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  46. Do you use ALL 3 essential oils together or?

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  47. Spritz with Witch Hazel instead of water, & your bombs wont fizz :)

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    1. Really? I definitely need to try that - thank you so much!

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  48. I made these and love them but once they were in a jar together, they all stuck together. I will probably have to run water in the jar to get them out, ruining the whole batch. Do you have any tips on how to avoid that? Also, why do you say not to use food grade citric acid? I bought some at the grocery store in the canning aisle. Could that be my problem? Thanks for such an awesome recipe, I will keep trying until I get it right!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much for the support!
      They stuck together because they were not completely dry yet. It all depends on the humidity - I would just leave them dry in the molds until they get as hard as chalk.
      As for citric acid: if it's in the powder form, than it will be perfect! However granular citric acid might be a bit hard to work with because of its texture...

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  49. So I am pretty much in love with these!!! When I get a little extra cash, expect a big order from me! I love everything in your store!

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  50. This is awesome girl! So impressive!!! I have to check out your store!

    XOXO
    Ashley

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  51. Can you tell me why my order has not arrived? Sent you an email = waiting for an answer

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  52. I am interested in making these but...what is medical mask?

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    1. It's just the mask to cover your nose and mouth so you wont breathe in any of the powder or citrus acid. I've seen them at the dollar store.

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  54. THANK YOU, THESE ARE EXACTLY WHAT I NEED! Until I gather the ingredients to make my own I am definitely ordering yours. Quick question, could you tell me what size silicone mold you use? I have one that is 7cm for each mold but I'm wondering if its too big or small. Would the size of the mold change how effective these are? Thanks again for sharing your amazing ideas! YOU ROCK XOXO

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  55. This. Is. Brilliant. Thank you so much for sharing the idea! I'll go check out your shop, now.

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  56. I just received my package in the mail today. They do smell clean and fresh. I couldn't wait to plop one in my toilet.

    I was giddy inside watching the fizzy bubbles. Thanks so much. You may be getting another order from me if I am too lazy to try and make them myself!

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    1. Oh, thank you so much, Donna! I'm so glad you liked them!!! It's embarrassing, but I LOVE watching how they bubble, too;-))) Again, thank you for stopping by and for your lovely comment!

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  57. Hi Maria! Have you tried other combinations? Let me know!:)

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    1. Hi, Breann! We'll definitely need to come up with other combinations - thank you for the idea;-)))

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  58. Hi. Before ordering bombs, I am inquired about how big each bomb is...hard to tell its size from photos. Do I need to buy very large glass container to hold 24 bombs? Cool products, btw

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    1. Oh, thank you so much♥♥♥ They're about 0.6oz each. It's hard to say what size of container would be the best, so I'd probably wait until I get the bombs and then choose a container. Hope that helps;-))) Have an amazing day!

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  59. I tried to make these today. I added a bit of water to the essential oils and then sprayed it little by little into the dry mixture just until it would hold together in a ball. Then I filled the mold, each one to the top. But then they all expanded so much. Did I add too much water? If so, what consistency should they be before you add them to the mold? I thought the mixture should at least be wet enough to hold together....but not sure.

    Thank you!

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  60. Neat concept, but what is the behind the use of the citric acid and baking soda?
    The citric acid and baking soda will be neutralized and converted to salt and carbon dioxide, which aren't very good cleaning products.
    Are the essential the main antimicrobial agents?

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    1. ah, yes, just like mixing baking soda and vinegar is essentially is like cleaning with water and salt.

      but lavender essential oil is antibacterial, so that's probably helping a bit.

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    2. Hi guys! Thank you SO MUCH for your great insight and I deeply apologize for not addressing that in the post right away. The salt you're referring to is sodium citrate - a commonly used chelating agent in cleaning products. What it does is it softens the water thus preventing hard water stains and increasing the cleaning properties of the product (Which sounds GREAT to me!). At the same time not all baking soda and citric acid get in contact and react with each other when you drop the bombs in water, so that the product still keeps the cleaning properties of each. To see that for yourself you can take two bowls of water, drop one bomb in each bowl and let them fizz away. After that pour some baking soda in one bowl and citric acid in the other. There will be an explosion in each, which proves that each bowl still has citric acid and baking soda that haven't been neutralized (because neither citric acid nor baking soda can react in such an "explosive way" with sodium citrate alone) I hope that makes sense.... Again, thank you so much to both of you for great insights!

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  61. Same question as Tweet ... how big is your silicone mold? I have some silicone ice cube trays that I'm not using, would they work? Or is it an fully enclosed mold?

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  62. I tried making these and the 90 drops of oil was not enough moisture. I added witch hazel and a little bit of water, but the end product is bumpy. What do you use to make it wet enough to put in the molds?

    They smell great and I hope still work, but they don't look nice at all.

    Thank you!

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    1. Hi! The balance is really hard to reach - I would put water into a spray bottle and spray just a tiny bit, so that the mixture doesn't get that bumpy. Hope that helps!;-)

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  63. Hi, looks like a great idea...just wanted to comment about leaving it out for decoration..essential oils are not healthy for cats...Is it a concern if my cats lick them while out?

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    1. I definitely recommend to keep the bombs out of reach of children and pets...

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  64. Ahh I spent $20 making these and they are still powder:( used a tiny bit of water, then a tiny bit more, then a tiny bit more...still powder! :(:(

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    1. Hi Emily! The amount of water will definitely depend on the amount of ingredients you're using. The mixture is supposed to be in the powder form - just very slightly moist...

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  65. Just ordered a batch of your bombs and the coffee scrubs, looking forward to trying them out! Thanks, Matt

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    1. Oh, I truly hope you like them, Matt! Thank you so much for stopping by;-)))

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  66. What size mold do you use for the bombs? Are they the size of muffins or a bit smaller?

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    1. Those are chocolate candy molds - smaller than muffins.

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  67. just trying these right now and i am wondering... when the mixture is ready for the molds, what consistency should it be? Mine is still just powdery, will that firm up? Even if it doesn't harden up, my dining room smells really good! lol, Ann

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    1. Hi Ann, yes, it's supposed to be in the form of slightly moist powder - but not too wet though;-)

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  68. Ooh I'll have to try this on my toilets in Edmonton. They've been having a few problems lately and this should at least help with the smell.

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  69. Are you using liquid citric acid or powder? I have only ever seen it as powder, but I don't see how they would form together without liquid... unless the essential oils are enough liquid?

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    1. Hi Natalie! I use powder and add a tiny bit of water as well...

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  70. Do the silicone molds retain the fragrance so they're only good for one type of scent? In other words will I need to use a different silicone mold for each fragrance if I choose to use different scents?

    Thank you!

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  71. Hi, Maria! What a fabulous recipe you have there! I'm excited to try it out. What do you think? Do you think utilizing a food processor would work for mixing the ingredients thoroughly? Dry first, pulse, then essential oils and pulse to thoroughly combine? Thanks for your insight!
    -Tori

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  72. I placed an order and my package got lost. I emailed Maria and within hours I got a refund and a tracking number for a new package. I received the bombs and let me tell you, they are DA BOMB, I love how they look in my bathroom and how they clean my toilet. I also got the body scrub and I love it. I am placing another order for sure. Thank you so much Maria for such an amazing service and product. I LOVE IT.

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    1. Wow, thank you SO MUCH for stopping by to leave this amazing review!!! I'm truly sorry the package got lost in the first place and I'm incredibly happy everything worked out great in the end - ahh, reading your comment just made my heart sing, really;-))) That means the WORLD to me♥♥♥

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  73. Where do you buy citric acid?

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    1. Amazon.com. Make sure it's in a powder rather than granule form.

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  74. Just ordered these! I found you through Healthy Holistic Living. Can't wait to try them!

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    1. I can't wait for you to try them out, Garden!

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  75. Those look awesome! And EASY - which is the key! Will have to try them, thanks for sharing!

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  76. Where do you get citric acid?

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    1. you can buy citric acid any where that sells canning jars & supplies. I get mine at walmart.
      I can't wait to try these !

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  77. So excited! I finally got them to work! First they were too wet, then it was too dry, now finally they fizz! Thank you, Maria, for this awesome idea.

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    1. Oh, thank you, Jenn! I'm glad they finally came out right;-)))

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  78. Just bought them!! Can't wait!! Thanks for making these little treats for us! Your very kimd and generous. Do they make your toilet bowl whiter or take off hard water stains? Thank you and hope to try them real soon.♥ I want to make something for you too♥ maybe I might lol.

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  79. Just bought them!! Can't wait!! Thanks for making these little treats for us! Your very kimd and generous. Do they make your toilet bowl whiter or take off hard water stains? Thank you and hope to try them real soon.♥ I want to make something for you too♥ maybe I might lol.

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    1. Ahh, you're so sweet, Hanice!♥♥♥ I can't wait for you to try them out!;-))) They won't really make the bowl much whiter or take off hard water stains (unless you brush the surface after having the bombs fizz away) but they do keep the bowl white longer and help prevent the hard water stains from appearing. Again, thank you SO MUCH for your sweet comment, Hanice! And Happy Holidays!!!!

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  80. My citric acid is sort of like white sugar. Is there something called citric acid powder that's finer?

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    1. Yes. You got granules, and there's powder - it's much easier to work with... Sometimes it's hard to understand which form you're buying, when you buy c.a. online, so I always message stores to make sure I buy powder not granules.

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  81. Okay, I have made these twice now and love, love, love them. First time, I used too much water because it didn't feel "moist" enough. The second time, I added all of the essential oils, mixed well and sprayed with my spray bottle approximately four sprays. They were absolutely PERFECT!! ♥

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    1. Yay! So glad you got them to work perfectly, Shirley!

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  82. Please share where you got the molds?

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  83. Just bought some along with a face scrub! So excited to try them! You should try making larger ones with just lemon oil for the fridge and freezer.

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    1. Oh, that's an amazing idea, Jen! Thank you so much for sharing;-)))

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  84. Are these safe when you have animals that might drink out of the toilet?

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  85. These are awesome! I found some inexpensive ice trays at IKEA, squares and hearts, that worked perfectly. Thanks so much for the recipe!

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    1. Thank YOU, Carla! I'm glad it worked great for you;-)))

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  86. Thank you for sending my order so fast! I really like them and I only have one suggestion. Please your online link or facebook address in sweet note you include in the packages you send! As I looked through my package at the candle, coffee sugar scrub and toilet bombs I could not find any thing giving me your online store address or Facebook address. I googled Toilet Bombs to find you! Your products are awesome and we love them! And honestly, I ordered them because you told everyone how to make them and I read your story. That told me two things about you. 1) you will be successful. 2) you are an awesome person. Thanks!

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    1. Ahhh, thank you, thank you, thank you - it means so incredibly much to me♥♥♥ And I appreciate you took a moment to share the idea about the link - I will definitely nee to do that. You're AMAZING!!!

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  87. I tried these but I must have added too much liquid. I kept thinking they weren't moist enough. I put them in the moulds but then they just expanded like a monster from the black lagoon to point where it was covering the bench :( Will have to try again and be patient. Can you tell me are they still quite dry when you pack them in the moulds? Thanks

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  88. Please be sure to let me know when you can ship to Canada. I am ready to place an order.

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  89. I need to get on a mailing list for you so I will know when it happens. Smiles, Jane

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    1. Jane, thank you so much for your interest! Please feel free to email me (in the Contact Me page) and I will most certainly let you know. Again, I appreciate your interest;-)))

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  90. I hope this is the right place to post my comments.................I received the Toilet Bowl Bombs today and try one right off...............super................Thank you Maria

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    1. Ohh, this is so nice of you! Thank you so much for taking time to leave your feedback - it means the world to me♥♥♥

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