Make your own toilet bombs

If you have already made your own dishwasher tabs then you have also already made your own toilet bombs too. It is exactly the same process! All you need to do now is drop two into your toilet and leave overnight. No more bleach needed. 

If you have not made your own dishwasher tabs, the  here is how it is done.


  • 1 cup Bicarb soda
  • 1/4 cup citric acid 
  • 1 tbs Castile soap
  • 3 or 4 drops of eucalyptus essential oil

You can also double or triple these quantities to make more if you like, but the above is a rough guide on proportions. 

Mix all the dry ingredients in a large bowl and add the Castile soap and essential oil and then mix until completely damp. The mixture will look a crumbly.

To form the tabs, you can use a baking tray lined with baking paper. A flexible ice-cube tray will work just as well. Anything that will allow you to form tabs of the right size to fit into your dishwasher.

Press the mixture firmly into the tray so that it is about 1.5cm thick. If you use a baking tray, take a metal ruler and compact the mixture down evenly, and then cut them into the right size, about 2cm by 2cm. Treat it just like the base of a slice.

Leave the tabs for about an hour and they will all be solid. Break them apart, or push out of the ice cube tray. Leave them out in the open until they are completely dry, and then store in an airtight container. 

Leave a few tabs in a lovely airtight jar next to the toilet. A eucalyptus room spray is also recommended next to the toilet, and if you leave a bottle of neat eucalyptus oil also on the toilet for the times when the toilet does not smell like it should.

All you do is flush, wait for the water to refill in the bowl, and add 4 drops of neat oil. This will spread out over the surface of the water and leave the bathroom ready for the next visitor.

Remember, if you put these 3 things:

  • A jar of toilet bombs
  • Some eucalyptus spray
  • A neat bottle of eucalyptus oil

into your bathroom, it will ensure the WC is always a pleasant place to visit. Bleach and commercial products are no longer needed.