What if I told you that you can poop in public restrooms without fear of stinking up the place? Let’s face it- no one wants to deal with the embarrassment that comes from smelling up the workplace toilet, or bathroom at a dinner party.
Poo Pourri changed lives when their before you go bathroom spray went mainstream, allowing people to poop in shared restrooms without shame. Well lets be real, it helps women poo in shared restrooms without shame because I highly doubt men care about stinking up the joint all that much.
Today I’m going to show you how to make your own DIY before-you-go-spray with essential oils.
How to make homemade Poo Pourri
This recipe for homemade before you go spray will save you money. You probably already have a lot of the ingredients you need in your pantry. You can switch up the essential oils and create a custom blend just for your bathroom. Try some of these scent combinations:
- 12 drops eucalyptus, 12 drops peppermint, 6 drops lemongrass
- 12 drops lavender, 12 drops geranium, 6 drops orange
- 10 drops lemon, 10 drops rosemary, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops mint
- 17 drops patchouli, 13 drops sweet orange
- 10 drops lemon, 10 drops bergamot, 5 drops lavender, 5 drops orange
- 1/2 tsp. rubbing alcohol or vodka.
- 30 drops essential oil.
- 1 tsp. vegetable glycerin (or a squirt of dish soap)
- water to fill the rest of the bottle.
- 4 oz. glass spray bottle.
- measuring spoons
- label (optional)
- Small funnel
Time needed: 10 minutes
How to Make DIY Poo-Pourri Spray
- Gather supplies
Assemble your supplies in the kitchen or bathroom. Rubbing alcohol can be substituted for vodka and vegetable glycerin can be replaced with a squirt of dish soap. Use whatever is cheapest or you already have on hand.
- Add ingredients to bottle
Measure out the ingredients and add them to a small bottle.
- Give bottle a gentle shake
Gently swirl the bottle to combine the ingredients. Give it a bit of a shake before each use.
- Spray on toilet water
Spray the homemade Poo-Pourri on the surface of the toilet bowl water 2-5 times.
- Do your business
The oils in the spray create a barrier on the water. When you poop the feces and their stink molecules get trapped under the oily barrier, preventing the bad smells from floating all over the room.
Flush the excrement, toilet paper, oils and your worries down the toilet.
- Repeat if necessary
Repeat if necessary. A courtesy flush will help make this product work even better.
What is the original Poo Pourri citrus fragrance?
The original Poo Pourri blend is orange and vanilla scent. Use 20 drops of orange essential oil and 10 drops of vanilla essential oil. If you don’t have vanilla essential oil you can substitute vanilla extract used for baking.
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No. Your toilet, plumbing and septic systems will not be harmed by the ingredients in this recipe. The ingredients in this recipe are no worse for your plumbing system than soap or hair care products.
Yes, see above. The essential oils will not harm your toilet or water system.
Technically yes, you can use perfume or air freshener but they won’t work as well as Poo-Pourri. They disguise the odor instead of eliminating it. Poo-Pourri has oils that sit on top of the water trapping the odors below.
Poo-Pourri floats on top of the toilet bowl water. It creates a barrier that will trap the stink underneath the water, then you simply flush it away.
Yes, the ingredients in either homemade or store bought Poo-Pourri are extremely toxic to dogs, cats and other household pets. Keep out of reach of young children who may accidentally ingest it.
It’s the alcohol in the recipe that makes it look slightly milky and translucent. Both the homemade and store bought versions have a milky look to them because of the mix of ingredients.