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Let’s face it your poop doesn’t smell good!
I love the smell of poop! Anyone that says it does is lying between their teeth. Bathroom fresheners are a dime a dozen. Personally, I don’t like using those aerosol bathroom fresheners because they are actually toxic to the body.
If you’re like a lot of people you don’t want to use those toxic chemicals as bathroom air fresheners.
Don’t get me started about the filmy smell that sticks around after you spray it.
So, I am sure we have all hear of Poo Pourri spray. It’s a good bathroom air freshener. I believe it was advertised in the Super Bowl years ago. At least that is how I first heard about it. There is a good chance that you got one as a gag gift, admit it. And, I know that you used it. But, let’s be completely honest it works and it works really good.
You might be surprised to hear that Poo Pourri spray contains a lot of essential oils, though. But, Poo Pourri spray is different from those aerosol sprays because you spray it in the toilet bowl before you take a number 2.
Here is a short video that shows how it works:
Here is the down side to Poo Pourri, though. It cost almost $15 for a spray bottle. That is some expensive bathroom freshener! However, you can make your own and I am going to show you how in this DIY Poo Pourri guide.
Ingredients For Poo Pourri Spray
- Distilled water.
- Rubbing alcohol or witch hazel.
- 100% natural essential oil. (lemongrass, lemon, and bergamot)
- 1 tsp low-foaming detergent or handsoap.
- 4 oz glass spray bottle.
- Glass mixing bowl.
- Glass funnel.
Why These Ingredients Work In Poo Pourri Spray
The reason you should use distilled water instead of tap water is that tap water contains other minerals that could change the recipe. However, if you do use tap water you might want to make sure you boil it first.
Rubbing alcohol or witch hazel is a stabilizer. What it does is turn your liquid into a milky white substance. Really, it just helps all the essential oils and water mix together. Essential oils do not mix with just water.
I can’t stress the importance of using an essential oil that is 100% pure. There are a lot of garbage essential oils out there. They adulterate the essential oils and your results won’t be very good. A couple of companies that I highly recommend are Aura Cacia and Plant Therapy.
With a low-foaming detergent, you can use regular hand soap. You want something that emulsifies fat/oil and will absorb odors like sulfur. Don’t overdo it with hand soap! You don’t want it to foam up a lot when you shake the bottle.
It’s important to note that you can adjust the essential oils to your own liking. Play around with the mixtures until you create something you like.
I use glass bottles because essential oils can eat through plastic. Probably not going to in this case, but just to be safe I would use glass. Also, use dark amber glass bottles. You don’t want natural lighting hitting the oils because they will lose their effectiveness.
Some people will make the spray with plastic bottles. It is cheaper, and it’s really about personal preference.
Lastly, food coloring is optional. I wouldn’t recommend using yellow or brown for obvious reasons, but use any food coloring color that you want. Personally, I don’t use food coloring because I’m not really concerned with the color that I spray in the toilet.
Here Is How You Make Your Own Poo Pourri Spray
- Add your distilled water to your glass mixing bowl. Make sure the glass mixing bowl holds at least 8 oz.
- Combine 20 to 30 drops of essential oil. For this example, I use 14 drops of bergamot, 10 drops of lemon, and 6 drops of lemongrass.
- Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of witch hazel or rubbing alcohol (rubbing alcohol is cheaper).
- Add a tsp of hand soap (hand soap is cheaper) or low-foaming detergent.
- Add 4 oz of distilled water.
- Use your glass funnel to pour the mixture into your glass spray bottle.
- Shake the bottle for about 1 to 2 minutes. You want to make sure that all the essential oils, witch hazel, and water are mixed up really good.
Poo Pourri Spray Recipes:
You do have a lot of different options when making your own spray. You can easily mix the following essential oils any way you want. Down below are some good combinations for homemade Poo Pourri:
- Bergamot + Lavender + Grapefruit
- Spearmint + Eucalyptus
- Orange + Clove Bud
- Vanilla + Orange + Lemon
- Sandalwood + Lemon + Lavender
- Peppermint + Lemon
- Lavender + Peppermint + Eucalyptus
This is one of my favorite recipes and let’s face it taking a poop without anyone knowing brings a smile to everyone’s face. You can tie a little string around the bottle that states “shake well, lift lid, and spray 5-7 times before you go”.
There you have it. Now you have made your own Poo Pourri spray and it won’t cost you a lot of money. Feel free to dress up the bottle with your own fancy labels. You can go all artsy fartsy on your bottles, too.
Happy pooping and remember to tell your friends and family about your new exciting creation. They will be amazed!
I would like to hear your feedback, though. If you have any questions feel free to leave a comment down below.