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Easy, Affordable And Effective: DIY Two Types Of Cleaning Bombs For Your Bathroom And Your Dishwasher

No one likes to be bent down and clean the toilet bowl – this is one of the toughest and dirtiest choir when it comes to cleaning bathrooms. But what if you can just throw a bath bomb that starts to bubble and clean your toilet bowl? In addition, these cleaning bombs can wash your dirty dishes when using the dishwasher (completely safe). You can do these cleaning bombs yourself and it’s very simple. We bring two methods of preparation, but we recommend that you use only the first one for the dishwasher, while the other one for cleaning the toilet bowl.

How To Make Cleaning Bombs At Home

Dishwashing bomb

You will need the following ingredients:

  • 4 tablespoons of Epsom or sea salt
  • 2 cups of baking soda
  • ½ cup of liquid detergent for dishes
  • Paper cupcake liners
  • Molds for muffins


First, you need to mix salt and baking soda. (Baking soda naturally attacks accumulated dirt, and the salt dissolves it and helps to unclog off the drains). In the end, add the dishwashing detergent, one spoon at a time and mix continuously until the mixture gets the consistency of wet sand.

Put the cupcake liners in the molds, and then start putting the mixture into the molds (spread the mixture evenly). Leave it to dry overnight. Afterwards, lightly remove the cleaning bombs from the mold and, keep them in large jars, well closed.

Clean the toilet bowl (even if it is clogged) by simply inserting one “bomb” into the toilet bowl and then add 4 cups of hot water in it. Let it work for several hours or overnight. In the morning flush the toilet.

(If you use them instead of dishwasher tablets, you should just insert one cleaning bomb into the tablet dispenser and turn the machine on as usual).

Scented bombs for toilet cleaning

These bombs are a little different, but excellent for dirt and bad odors removal.

You will need:

  • 4 tablespoons of citric acid
  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons of hydrogen peroxide
  • ½  teaspoon of vinegar
  • 15 drops of essential oil (your favorite one)


Mix the sodium bicarbonate and citric acid in a bowl. Then, mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide in another bowl and add it slowly, into a mixture with a baking soda. (If you add all the fluid at once, you will get a foam reaction and destroy the mixture). Finally, you add the essential oils.

cleaning bombs

Mold the bombs with a spoon and place them on a baking sheet covered with baking paper. You can spray them with a mixture of equal parts of vinegar and water to create some kind of cover on the cleaning bombs. Leave them to dry at least 4 hours or overnight.

Keep them in jars and occasionally put one in the toilet, leave it to work and then just flush the water.

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