Testing out the recipe for Maria’s Self Toilet Bombs.
Her recipe calls for:
1-1/3 cup baking soda
1/2 cup citric acid
30 drops lavender essential oil
30 drops peppermint essential oil
30 drops lemon essential oil
I halved my recipe because I’m just testing it out to see how well it works for me. If it works, I might try a full recipe later on down the line.
So I mix the baking soda and citric acid together first.
Then I add my essential oils slowly as to not create fizzing. This is all the different it looked. Didn’t know how these would ever set up in a silicone mold – or an ice cube tray at my house. So I added a little water and it fizzed a lot! Probably screwed them up, but I went ahead and stirred them together and put them in my ice cube tray.
I noticed that they immediately started to grow. I took some off of the first two rows and made another couple of cubes.
Let them dry for about six hours.
The inflated tons, then sunk to a crispy mess. So I tried again, mixing my baking soda with the oils and then adding the citric acid and just a drop of water. Same result just not as exaggerated.
Third try this evening after my mom bought me more baking soda in Manhattan. I didn’t add any water. Resisted the temptation!
I spooned it into candy molds and pressed it down. Still have about four hours for them to dry but I’m not optimistic that they’ll harden into a cute little drop in tablet:( I give up.
****UPDATE**** They worked!!!!! Miss Impatient 2013 should have waited the six hours before posting this. When I got up for work at 4 a.m., I checked, flipped the mold over and one actually popped out! It might take a little more work to get the others out, but they worked!