Fizzy Toilet Fresheners
Recipe type: Home Crafts
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Serves: 6-8 Fizzies
Simple to make, these Fizzy Toilet Fresheners keep your bathroom smelling clean.
  • ½ cup Sodium Bicarbonate
  • ¼ cup Citric Acid
  • Witch Hazel
  • 12 mL Lemon Essential Oil
  • 6 mL Peppermint Essential Oil, 2nd Distill
  • Droppers
  • Spiral Flower Wax Tart Mold
  • Optional: Tall 8 oz. Plastic Bail Jar
  1. In a large bowl, add the baking soda and citric acid and mix to combine. The baking soda and citric acid mixture may have clumps. You can use your fingers to break them up, or sift the powders through a strainer.
  2. Add 12 mL of Lemon Essential Oil and 6 mL of Peppermint Essential Oil, 2nd Distill.
  3. Stir the essential oils into the baking soda and citric acid mixture. Using your hands is the easiest method. Wear gloves if you want to protect your manicure, as citric acid will dull nail polish. Note: These fizzies may smell quite strong as you're mixing them together. They're heavily scented so the fresh smell fills your whole bathroom!
  4. Check the moisture level of your fizzies. The mixture should be wet enough so when you squeeze the powder in your fist it holds its shape when you open your hand. If it doesn't hold its shape, spritz with witch hazel. You want to spray enough so that the powders stick together and aren’t crumbly. Be careful though, because spraying too much can cause the mixture to fizz prematurely and ruin your fizzies. How much witch hazel you use depends on a number of factors, including the humidity in your area. We used about 6-8 spritzes of witch hazel on a rainy day in Washington state.
  5. Once the mixture holds its shape, pack it tightly into the mold. Make sure to pack the powder into the flower shape so the details are clear when they're unmolded.
  6. Leave the fizzies in the mold until they're set up, which can take several hours or up to overnight. After they're unmolded, drop a freshener into your toilet and let it fizz. When it's done fizzing, flush and enjoy the clean scent!
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