Freshen before you go with DIY Poopourri, why? Because we all go, and yes, it all stinks despite those that think they smell like roses :)
There are some icky things that we all deal with in our homes. One of those is the toilet. Toilet smells can be a real pain, and they seem to linger no matter what you do. But not anymore!
DIY "Poo pourri" is a much needed spray for the bathroom. Great for use in home or at your workplace. This post will show you how to make your own natural toilet spray so that you never have to worry about smelly toilets again.
What is Poo-pourri?
Poo-pourri is a spray that you can use to cover up the smell of poop. It is made with essential oils and other natural ingredients. Making your own poopourri spray is easy, and it will save you money in the long run. Plus, you can customize the scent to your liking!
Homemade Poopourri Spray
While pooping is natural and nothing to be embarrassed about, the smell it leaves behind is definitely not socially acceptable. Store bought air freshener sprays are not helpful in this matter either because they leave their own nastiness in the air. Toilet spray lets you take care of business without sharing with everyone that you have.
Skip the grocery store shelves with name brands poopoo sprays, homemade versions are easy. Homemade poo pourri is inexpensive to make, and we love saving money.
What makes poo pourri spray unique is the fact that you spray it into the toilet water before you go, unlike air fresheners you spray into the air. The poo spray creates an oil barrier on the water surface, trapping odors in the toilet bowl.
Making this bathroom spray at home requires very basic ingredients. I like to use witch hazel and vegetable glycerin. I also like vanilla extract and essential oils to add the poo pourri scents. I prefer using drops of essential oil instead of fragrance oils too.
I use glass bottles over plastic bottles for all my essential oil toilet sprays. We have free printable labels you can download for your poopourri spray too, see below how to get them.
DIY PooPourri Spray - Vanilla Mint Scent
- 15 drops of Peppermint essential oil
- 5 drops of Orange essential oil
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of Vegetable glycerin
- 2 tablespoons Witch hazel (or isopropyl alcohol)
- 1/4 cup of water
- 4 oz glass spray bottle
1. Add ingredients to glass spray bottle
2. Shake well and label.
3. To use, shake well and spray 6-8 times into toilet before you go to keep your bathroom smelling fresh.
Recipe variations: Use different essential oils to change the scent of your spray, lemongrass essential oil is really popular in toilet sprays as well as lavender oil. You can add a few drops of food coloring to poop spray if you prefer, it makes it fun for kids. You can use rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) instead as listed in recipe above if you desire.
Free Spray Bottle Label and Tag
We have free printable labels for spray bottles as well as a recipe card. Click here or picture to download.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
Essential oils are great because not only do they make you feel good physically but mentally as well. I love having them around since they have so many benefits like clearing the air of bad odors and improving moods by releasing calming scents in your home or office!
We are frequently asked what essential oil brand we like, here are some of our favorites: