Bath, Toilet & Shower Bombs

These little fizzy bombs of delight don't actually have a great deal of cleaning power, but it is a great way to release natural fragrance in the bathroom.


- 1/2 cup Bicarb Soda

- 1/4 cup Citric Acid

- 10-15 drops of Essential Oil

- 1-2 tablespoons of olive or cooking oil


- Measuring cups

- Bowl

- Spoon

- Ice cube tray


Approx. 12 bombs


1. Add all the dry ingredients into a bowl & mix well.

2. Add the cooking oil & essential oils, make sure you spread it through using the back of a spoon as it will tend to form in a few spots.

3. Add approx. 1 tablespoon of the mixture to each compartment in the ice cube tray & compress.

4. Let set hard, this can take a day or so depending on weather, then pop out & store in an airtight container

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My bombs were not fizzy enough?

Creating the reaction between Bicarb & Citric Acid can often be a bit finicky. The results can often vary depending on the climate & unfortunately you may not get the volcanic fizz you would expect. 

Are the other ways to release fragrance without making bombs?

An alternative is to simply scent the citric acid & add a teaspoon to the toilet after any nasties have been flushed.  

Can I use this in the bath or shower?

Yes you can - but another option is to scent Epsom Salts which is more therapeutic. 

Is this safe for septic tanks?

The ingredients are mild, safe & biodegradable which should not affect the bacteria in septic tanks like harsh chemicals can.

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