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I remember when Poo-Pourri hit the shelves and laughing because…wow. The first time I ever saw it was at my nail salon. Yep, where I get my mani-pedis. I was used to the usual items in the retail area - flip flops, nail polish, boob tape. Then one day there it was: toilet spray. I was surprised. I was intrigued. I giggled while I bought it. I couldn’t even tell you why I was buying it. I just felt like I’d stumbled upon something that might very well be a winner. Punchline: it was. 

Poo-Pourri became a staple in our home and a must-have when we traveled as a family. It does what it says. It’s a star. Here’s why:

  1. It uses all natural ingredients. 
  2. Rather than mask odors, it traps it beneath the toilet water before they go into the air. 
  3. The essential oils form a barrier on the toilet bowl water’s surface. What lies beneath takes the scent with it.

I was so excited to learn how to make a version of it. So now we never have to run out, and I can make sure every bathroom in the house has a supply. 

It’s a really easy and inexpensive DIY. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Distilled water. This is the base of your spray and you can usually grab a gallon while shopping. Avoid tap water, as it has minerals that could clog the bottle and affect the spray.
  2. Rubbing alcohol (or witch hazel or vodka). This is your stabilizer. It helps enhance the shelf life of the spray and helps the water and oils mix well. 
  3. 100% natural essential oils. This is going to give you the scent you desire and trap the bad scents you don’t desire into the toilet water. Do not use synthetic oils.
  4. Dishwashing soap (or pure castile soap). The soap helps emulsify the oil, helps absorb odors and helps create a strong barrier. It also helps prevent the oils from affecting the plumbing. You may be thinking: “how could just a few sprays hurt a toilet?” Someone in my home (who shall remain nameless) opened the name-brand bottle and accidentally dropped the entire bottle in the toilet. Use the soap.
  5. 4 oz spray bottle. You could adjust the ingredients and use whatever size you like, though. 
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How to Make It:

  1. To a glass bowl, add 30-40 drops of essential oil. I used 20 drops lemongrass, 10 drops orange and 10 drops peppermint. 
  2. Add 2 drops of soap
  3. Add 2 tbsp rubbing alcohol
  4. Stir to mix
  5. Pour into a 4-oz spray bottle
  6. Fill with distilled water
  7. Add top to bottle and shake well

Favorite Combinations:

  • Lemongrass + Orange + Peppermint
  • Eucalyptus + Lavender
  • Peppermint + Lemon
  • Bergamot + Lemongrass 

How to Use It

Spray 3-5 times into toilet water before going.

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