As part of my ongoing quest to swap disposable items for reusable ones, I’ve started using reusable cups and water bottles more frequently. I have a 30oz YETI tumbler that I love, but it’s not great for carrying around with me. On Prime Day I saw a great deal on one of those cute vacuum-insulated water bottles, and I thought it would be perfect for carrying around in my purse. I decided to give it a try, and I’ve been using it for the past several days now.
I love the water bottle itself, but the small opening makes it kind of tricky to clean! I figured I would probably have to order a special brush to clean it, until I came across a genius solution online – fizzy cleaning tabs! These fizzy cleaning tabs are simple to make, and they make cleaning your water bottles SO much easier. It’s also much quicker than throwing them in the dishwasher, which is great when you’re in a hurry!
These cleaning tabs contain a few of my favorite cleaning ingredients, like baking soda for its abrasiveness, citric acid for its fizzing action, and good ol’ Dawn dish soap for a good overall clean. Whether you have one hard-to-clean water bottle or a shelf full of them, I definitely recommend giving these cleaning tabs a try. You might just fall in love with your water bottles all over again! :-) (And for more homemade fizzy tab ideas, check out the links below!)
Fizzy Cleaning Tabs For Water Bottles
Add the baking soda, citric acid, and salt to a small bowl, and mix well.
Next, add the dish soap dry mixture in the bowl. Then add the hydrogen peroxide a few drops at a time while stirring gently. (There will be a bit of bubbling, but that’s fine! Adding the peroxide a little bit at a time will help keep the bubbling at a minimum.)
When all the ingredients are well-incorporated, prepare a baking sheet by lining it with a piece of parchment paper. Then grab your melon baller or a small scoop, and pack it full of the damp mixture from the bowl. Place your formed tab on the lined baking sheet. Repeat the process until you’ve use all the mixture you prepared.
Leave the baking sheet in a warm, dry spot overnight to let the tabs dry completely.
Using Your Fizzy Cleaning Tabs
Using your cleaning tabs is easy! Fill your bottle or container with water, then just drop one of your cleaning tabs in. Let the tab bubble and fizz for about 2 minutes, then place the cap on the bottle. Give it a good shake, then dump the cleaning water out and rinse with clean water.
You can use your fizzy cleaning tabs to clean glass, plastic, and metal water bottles (You can also use them to clean other glass, plastic, or metal containers!)