Fragrance Bombs

Natural DIY Recipe


  • 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.  Then 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, then pop out & store in an airtight container


This is more for fragrance as opposed to any great cleaning power.



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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