You might recall a post I wrote a few months ago about how to make your own fizzy toilet bombs. Those tabs are great for “freshening up” your toilet in between cleanings, but sometimes you need more for a DEEP clean. And that’s where today’s post comes in! I’m sharing a clever twist on my original toilet tabs that provides an extra cleaning punch when used with your toilet brush. Use these toilet cleaner tabs in addition to the original freshener tabs as an overall homemade toilet cleaning system that covers all the bases!
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Homemade Toilet Cleaner Tabs
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- 1 cup baking soda
- 1/4 cup citric acid
- 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1 Tbsp hydrogen peroxide
- Essential oil(s)
- Parchment paper
- Baking sheet
- Tablespoon or other small scoop
- Spray bottle (optional)
Add baking soda and citric acid to a mixing bowl and mix well.
In a separate container, mix the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide together.
Then slowly pour the liquid mixture into the bowl of baking soda and citric acid, and stir until it starts to clump together.
Add a total of 40 drops of your essential oil or oils of choice. I chose to use lemon oil here, but I love using any kind of citrus oil in my cleaning recipes. Citrus oils not only smell wonderfully fresh and clean, but many of them have antibacterial and disinfectant properties, too.
Next, prepare your baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Use your tablespoon or another small scoop to scoop up some of the cleaning mixture you made. Pack the mixture down into the scoop with your fingers, then gently tap it out onto the baking sheet. Repeat until you’ve used all of the mixture in the bowl.
If your cleaning tabs look a bit dry or crumbly, follow the next step. (If not, you can just skip to the drying stage.) Pour a small amount of vinegar into a spray bottle, then lightly spritz the tabs to help them stick together.
Finally, place your baking sheet somewhere out of the way and allow the cleaning tabs to dry overnight. When the tabs are completely dry, store them in an airtight container.
Using Your Toilet Cleaner Tabs
To use, drop one tab into the toilet bowl. Let it fizz and bubble for a few minutes.
Grab your toilet brush and give the bowl a good scrub. Flush the toilet, and admire the clean! (Sparkly!) Use once a week for a deep clean.