In this post, I’ll show you how to make your very own “before you go” spray for the bathroom.
This deodorizer is made with all natural ingredients and does a really good job to mask embarrasing bathroom smells.
DIY “Poo-Pourri” Spray
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Everyone knows that I hate cleaning the bathroom, but what I hate even more are the smells that’s produced while people are in there. Yuck!
For the sole purpose of saving my dignity, I prefer to use air fresheners to mask scents after using the toilet however, those can only go so far as the smells mix together and make it even worse.
Stumbling upon the Poo-Pourri Spray while out shopping one day was a complete shock to everything that I understood about the world. Like, I could use this spray before I go and no one would ever know?
Of course, this sounded too good to be true! Until I tried it for myself and was pleasantly surprised after discreetly using it and asking my husband if he smelled anything. He replied, “Did you eat an orange in the bathroom?”. So that response was good enough for me.
However, paying close to $10 for each bottle wasn’t ideal. So being the DIY’er that I am, I began researching for a few homemade recipes for Poo-Pourri so that I could create my own.
Through trial and error, I made a recipe that I absolutely love and will be sharing it with you in this post!
Now that I have it, I keep a bottle in my purse and in the bathroom whenever I have to go #2. I call it my “Lady Spray” as my husband likes to remind me all the time that “girls don’t poo!”
My “lady spray” contains all-natural ingredients just like Poo-Pourri, but for the fraction of the cost!
The Special Ingredients Used in My “Lady Spray”
Castile Soap is a natural and biodegrable soap made from the oils of plants and vegetables. A little goes a long way, making it an economical cleaner for the entire home. Castile soap is non-toxic and an amazingly gentle cleanser.
Witch Hazel is a natural astringent derived from the leaves, bark and twigs of the Witch Hazel Shrub. It has long been used in Native American culture for medicinal purposes and can be used to treat skin irritations.
Baking soda is an all-purpose cleaner and a wonderful deodorizer as it absorbs orders and kills bacteria. Also, it’s a non-toxic cleaner that can be used around pets and small children.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon Essential Oil is a natural oil extracted from lemon peels. It is a powerful cleaner as it has disinfectant, antifungal and antiviral properties. The scent of lemon also has a positive affect on one’s mood making it’s use in aromatherapy a major plus.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Essential Oil has antibacterial properties making it a great addition to any cleaning product or deodorizer. The crisp, cool scent of peppermint is associated with invigorating the mind and senses making it a favorite in it’s use for aromatherapy.
- 4 oz Fine Mist Spray Bottles
- Dr.Bronner’s Unscented Castile Soap
- Witch Hazel
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Peppermint Essential Oil
- Baking Soda
- (optional) Labels
Here’s the recipe for homemade “Before You Go” bathroom spray:
- 1/4 cup distilled/ purified water
- 1/2 cup Witch Hazel
- 1 teaspoon Unscented Castile Soap
- 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 25-30 drops Lemon Essential Oil
- 5-10 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
In a separate container mix water, witch hazel, castile soap baking soda, and essential oils and stir well. Pour mixture into spray bottle. Before using the toilet, gently shake bottle and spray 3-4 times directly into toilet to mask odors.
- I’ve noticed that some recipes call for rubbing alcohol instead of witch hazel but I do not like the scent of rubbing alcohol. In my opinion, the witch hazel has a milder scent which doesn’t overpower the aroma of the essential oils.
- If carrying spray bottle in your purse or bag, please place in a plastic bag to avoid accidental spills and messes.
- Feel free to experiment with different essential oils mixtures, however, always consult a professional in regards to dilutions for any sensitives/allergies and use around small pets or children.
I really hope you enjoyed this post and as always, Happy Cleaning!
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