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Monday, June 29, 2015

Combat that Stinky Toilet the Easy Way

If you have boys you will understand what I'm talking about. You might even shout an "Amen, Sister" after reading this next sentence.

Boys are stinky and gross! 

Yep, I said it. Not only are they stinky and gross but so is their bathroom. I swear, I need a gas mask just to go in there and clean. Don't get me started on the lack of toilet flushing going on in there. Investing in Biohazard suit seems like a great idea right now.


I must be allergic to their bathroom. My eye water, my nose runs, even my stomach does a dance. It's usually one boy in particular. I use the term, usually, very loosely.  I mean how does one get pee on the walls, floor, seat, and still manage to get most of it in the toilet. What are they doing in there? 

Never mind, I don't want to know. 

Don't get me wrong, I love my boys . I really do. They precocious, curious, smart, ingenious, and very very lovable.  But I can't stand cleaning their bathroom.  I tried ignoring it. I couldn't ignore it more than 24 hours. I tried making them clean their own bathroom. That only resulted in shampoo science experiments, lots and lots of  bubbles and water  everywhere. 

I went to Pinterest, my go to place for cleaning ideas, and found a inexpensive and easy way to clean the toilet bowl and rid the bathroom of that awful smell that radiates into the hallway. Toilet Fizzies!!! 

I am in love!!! It makes my life so much easier. Especially when I can get one of them to drop on in every few days to combat the smell. Best of all, it makes being able to clean their bathroom much easier. The toilet gunk and smell is to a minimum and it doesn't permeate the hallway. I can actually clean the bathroom once a week rather than once a day. 

Best of all it is so easy to make. 




Toilet Fizzies are the Bomb!

Ingredients

1 Cup of Baking Soda
1/4 Cup of Citric Acid (you can find it in the canning section of your grocery store)
1/2 tsp. Vinegar
1 TBS Hydrogen Peroxide
15 - 20 drops of Lavender and Lemon Grass Essential Oil
Muffin Tin 
Baking Cups
Spray bottle filled with 1/2 water and 1/2 Vinegar (makes a great cleaner too)





Directions

1. Add the baking soda, and citric acid to a bowl and mix with a fork to break up any clumps. 
2. In a small glass bowl or measuring cup, mix together the vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Here is where you can add your essential oil. I used Lavender and Lemon grass (approximately 10 drops each). 

3. With a spoon, slowly drip the liquid mix to the powder. If you pour it all at once, it will fizz and create a big mess. Trust me, I know!

4. Gently mix to incorporate the oils. It should clump together kind of like Moon Sand only a little more clumpy (does that make sense?). 


4. Place your baking cups in your muffin tin and spray each cup lightly with the spray bottle (filled with the vinegar/water solution). Not enough to soak the cups but just enough to lightly coat them. 

5.  Fill your baking cups about halfway full if you are using a regular sized muffin tin. If you are using a mini tin, fill them to the top.  Make sure you clean off the top muffin tin off the mixture. It makes taking them out much easier. 


6. Pack those suckers down really well and spray each one lightly on top. Set to dry overnight. 



7. Once dry, place them in a pretty jar and store them in the bathroom. Just pop one in your toilet and let it fizz for a good 15 minutes then use your scrub brush and flush. That's it!! 

It deodorizes and helps loosen the gunk off the sides of the bowl. Best of all, your nose will thank you!!

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11 comments:

  1. This is such a great idea. I'm sure my girls would use them much quicker than they need to simply because they are cool! Considering how inexpensive they are to make, it would be totally worth it!

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  2. I love DIY home cleaning products. I am not a huge fan of cleaning the bathroom, to say the least. This sounds like a great way to cut down on the cleaning time.

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  3. I couldn't help but laugh when you said boys are stinky and gross! Having a few of them myself I totally agree and will be trying out this idea!

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  4. Awesome! I LOVE homemade, natural things to use in your home. This is a recipe that I am for sure going to make. I have all the ingredients!

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  5. Haha I think this is great for the home in general. I'm going to try to make it!

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  6. Anonymous7:23 PM

    Great idea and looks great in your pretty container.

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  7. Yes, I agree. Boys are stinky and gross. I'm so glad I ended up with at least one daughter. LOL!!

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  8. These would definitely leave a nice scent. That hydrogen peroxide would do some serious work too.

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  9. There's something about fizz that seems to make a cleaning product more effective. I definitely want to try making these!

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  10. I had to chuckle, because I always dread cleaning the bathroom since I basically have to deal with the same thing with my son. I'll definitely have to make some of these.

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  11. Toilet fizzes makes good sense. I have used denture cleanser before to get a toilet clean. I mean, if it works on ceramic dentures, why not?

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