One of the necessary household jobs we do (not a favourite job) is cleaning the toilet.
What are you breathing in when you are cleaning it? Toxic chemicals. Now let’s think about this? We are standing over a toilet that has toxins in the cleaners (step 1). Then we swish the stuff around and breathe (step 2). Then on top of it all many of us flush the toilet to complete the process (step 3). Now again let’s think about that? Did we just not put tiny particles of a toxic cleaner in the air and we are still standing there! Well I don’t know about you, but those are some steps I don’t need in my life.
For me, this was enough for me to know to invest the time and energy and make my own DIY essential oil toilet pods. Want to learn how?
It is so easy — just a few simple ingredients and so little time. You can thank me later!
What do we need?
Baking soda, citric acid, castile soap, essential oils, ice cube tray with silicone bottom for ease, stainless steel bowl, measuring cup, and spoons.
1 cup Baking Soda
1/4 cup Citric Acid
2 tbsp. of castile soap (unscented)
15 drops doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil
15 drops doTERRA Purify cleansing blend essential oil
Mix baking soda and citric acid together in stainless steel bowl. Add castile soap to the dry mixture. Make sure well mixed. Add the doTERRA Wild Orange essential oil. Then add the doTERRA Purify cleansing blend essential oil. Mix well. The mixture when touched and squeezed with your fingertips should be the consistency of wet sand and will bond together easily.
Then take this blended mixture and place inside your cubes in your ice cube tray. Press down on the mixture so it is well packed. I then put in the freezer (for at least 4 hours) to remove the extra moisture and stop any expanding process.
Pop out the cubes out of the ice cube tray and store in an air tight container.
Now when it is time to clean your toilet pop in the toilet bowl and you will see it bubble slightly from the citric acid. Clean your toilet as normal. Breathe in the essential oils while you are cleaning … now that makes the job definitely healthier!
written by: Teresa Timmerman, DIYHealthy4U