10 years ago when I started blogging I never once thought I'd be talking about poop.
But here we are.
At Christmastime someone bought me a bottle of that Poo-Pourri spray that you might have seen on tv. Not sure why they thought I, of all people, would need it, but whatever.
Prior to using it I thought it was gimmicky, but you know what? It actually works!
You just spray it into the toilet bowl before you drop a load and there's much less of a lingering funky odor.
But my family went through that little bottle pretty quickly, so instead of buying more I decided to make my own poo spray.
How Does Poo-Pourri Work?
When you spritz your homemade poo-pourri into the toilet it creates a barrier on top of the water. Then when something drops into the water (wonder what that would be), the stinky smell is trapped beneath the water.
As a bonus the light fresh scent of the essential oils is released into the air.
How To Make Poo Pourri
Making homemade toilet spray is so easy. It takes maybe 5 minutes to make and is economical once you buy your initial supplies.
And it makes cute gifts.
Here's a video on how to make it:
Or there is a also a printable "recipe" down below.
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- Dish Soap
- Distilled Water
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Vanilla Fragrance Oil (looks like an essential oil, but isn't technically an essential oil)
- Glass Spray Bottles with funnels or dropper (normally comes with the bottles)
Printable Homemade Poo-Pourri Recipe:
Homemade Poo Pourri Spray
- 5 Drops Dish Soap
- 1 Teaspoon Rubbing-Alcohol
- 10 Drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 10 Drops Vanilla Fragrance Oil
- Distilled Water
- 1 - 3 ½ or 4 oz Glass Spray Bottle
- 1 Mini Funnel
- Put funnel in bottle and add Alcohol
- Add Lemon, Lavender and Vanilla oils to the bottle - you can either use a dropper or just tap the drops into the bottle
- Add Dish Soap
- Fill the remainder of the bottle with Distilled Water
- Screw on spray topper and shake bottle to mix the ingredients
- Attach label (printable labels can be found in the post below)
Printable Labels For Your Bathroom Spray
Hey, if you have to use a poop spray, it might as well be cute! I made the labels myself and you are free to get the labels HERE (for personal use only please).
The labels are sized for the 4 oz bottles (although my bottles say they were 3.4 oz, they actually measure to be 4 oz???).
When you pull them up on your computer and click on the printer symbol make sure you print them as Actual Size.
To attach the labels to the bottles, simply cut them off the sheet and use a slightly larger piece of packing tape over top of the labels to adhere them. 3-4 pieces of scotch tape would also work.
Check out the web story version of this article HERE.
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Thanks, Pam, I am going to give this a try. I think we will probably have a reason to use it! LOL
is there a substitute for the oils? Such as vegetable oil?
I guess you could use vegetable oil, but the essential oils is what gives it the nice aroma. If you want to try vegetable oil, then just put about 1/4 teaspoon in the bottle.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces
Great recipe, Pam! Looking forward to making it...thanks for sharing!
Thanks for this, Pam, will definitely try it. New house (finally!) has extractor fans, but I'd rather save the energy.
Congratulations on the new house!!! How exciting!
I’m curious if anyone on a septic tank system uses this. It doesn’t seem like it would cause any problems, does it?
Also, why distilled water?
You could substitute regular tap water. Tap water has other minerals in it that might affect the scents, but if I'm out of distilled water I just use tap.
I have a septic system and I honestly hadn't thought of it until you asked! I googled it and found an article from Septic Safe Cleaning that says essential oils are safer for septic systems than harsher cleaning chemicals. Here's a link to the article. I'll call my septic tank guys in the morning and see if they agree (and is it sad I have septic tank guys?).
Many thanks, Pam!