DIY “Before You Go” Poo-pourri Toilet Spray

If you’ve followed along on One Essential Community for long, you know that I LOVE a good essential oil room spray!  Over the past couple of years, I think I’ve shared close to 100 of my favorite essential oil room spray recipes for summer, fall, winter, and Christmas.

But if there’s something that I love even more than a good room spray, it’s this amazing homemade “Before You Go” No. 2 Toilet Spray {a.k.a. Poo-pourri}.

“Why?  What’s Poo-pourri?”  you say.

followed quickly by … “Did you say POOPourri?”

Yep.

Yes, I did.

I said Poo-pourri.

You spray it into the toilet bowl before you go no. 2 (that’s the “poo” of Poo-pourri), and the spray floats on top of the toilet water to create a fresh-smelling barrier (that’s the “pourri” of Poo-pourri).  It traps the odors inside the toilet bowl so that the stink does not come out of the toilet, which keeps the air in the bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

Simply amazing!

 

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

Here are a few of the reasons why I love this DIY Poo-pourri

natural –  Absolutely no artificial fragrances or toxic chemicals

cheap – You make it yourself, and it’s just pennies per use.

easy to make – It’s just 3 ingredients.  Pour, shake, and you’re done.

favorite scents – Because I make it myself with essential  oils, I can create and customize my favorite scents.  I’ve shared 8 of my family’s favorite scents below – everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

most importantly, it really works! – Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know.

 

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

How to make homemade no. 2 toilet spray (a.k.a Poo-pourri)

step 1:  use a funnel to pour 1/3 cup of witch hazel into a 4 oz glass spray bottle

click here for my favorite witch hazel

click here or here for 4 oz glass spray bottles

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

step 2:  add 2 tablespoons of vegetable glyercin

find the glycerin I use here

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

step 3:  add 30 drops of essential oils

here are some of my favorite essential oil combinations for this No. 2 Spray:

 

20 drops lemongrass + 10 drops peppermint

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15 drops grapefruit + 10 drops lavender + 5 drops peppermint

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15 drops lemon + 15 drops lavender

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15 drops eucalyptus + 15 drops spearmint

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15 drops lavender + 10 drops lime + 5 drops spearmint

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10 drops tangerine + 10 drops grapefruit + 10 drops bergamot

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20 drops orange + 10 drops cinnamon

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15 drops fir + 10 drops orange + 3 drops cinnamon + 2 drops clove

 

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

step 4:  shake vigorously to mix

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

step 5 (optional):  add a label

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

Here’s the Poo-pourri No.2 Toilet Spray recipe one more time

use a funnel to pour 1/3 cup of witch hazel into a 4 oz glass spray bottle

add 2 tablespoons vegetable glycerin

add 30 drops essential oil (see step 4 above for some of my favorite combinations)

shake well to mix

click here to get a free printable of the No.2 Toilet Spray recipe and labels


 

How to use homemade Poo-pourri spray

  1. Shake well before each use
  2. Spray the toilet water surface 4-5 times before you go no.2 — this will create a barrier on the surface of the toilet water that will trap odors in the bowl

That’s it!

There isn’t even a need for a curtesy flush.

The no. 2 spray traps the stink.

The odors stay in the toilet bowl, and the air stays fresh and clean.

Easy peasy!

 

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

 

DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

 

here are a few other essential oil posts that I think you’ll like:

DIY Stinky Shoe Spray {made with essential oils}

Essential Oil Room Sprays for Summer, Fall, Winter, & Christmas

8 Tried & True Favorite Essential Oil Cleaning Recipes

30 Clever & Creative Uses for Empty Essential Oil Bottles

 

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DIY "Before You Go" Poo-Pourri No. 2 Toilet Spray -- natural, cheap, and easy to make, but best of all - it really works! Give the toilet bowl a few quick sprays before you go and the odors will be trapped discreetly inside the toilet bowl and flushed away.  No one will ever know. Simple to make with only 2 ingredients plus essential oils. With recipes for 8 of my family's favorite scents - everything from floral to citrus, warm fall scents and holiday aromas.

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By | 2017-09-25T09:37:26+00:00 September 17th, 2017|Essential Oils|13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Irene Wimpress September 18, 2017 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Hi Sarah
    Can I use your face Serum under my daily moisturiser

    Irene

    • Sarah Lewis September 22, 2017 at 8:30 am - Reply

      Yes, you can. I would just let the serum soak in a for a minute or two before putting on moisturizer.

  2. Lori September 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    Is this okay to use with a septic system?

    • Sarah Lewis September 22, 2017 at 8:23 am - Reply

      I’m sorry, I don’t know that answer to that. I don’t have a septic system, so I’m not sure what works and what doesn’t.

      Maybe someone else here knows?

  3. jo-ahnu September 22, 2017 at 1:51 am - Reply

    HI Sarah, thanks for the post… what is the specific purpose of the witchazel and glycerin that makes this work so well

    • Sarah Lewis September 22, 2017 at 7:39 am - Reply

      The glycerin will float on top of the water. The witch hazel floats a bit as well, but it also helps to thin out the glycerin so it will spread across the surface of the toilet water.

  4. Michele September 22, 2017 at 7:52 am - Reply

    I love the recipe … I will try it and share with my oily friends! Where did you get the awesome labels? I love them!

    • Sarah Lewis September 22, 2017 at 8:05 am - Reply

      Thanks, that’s very kind. I made the labels and then just printed them. You can print on label paper or I often will print on plain printer paper and adhere to the bottle with packing tape- I find that holds up really well, is water and oil proof, and it’s super cheap.

      I’d be happy to share the label. I’ll write myself a note to add a printable of the bottle label to this post. Hopefully, I’ll have it up in the next week.

  5. Elain September 23, 2017 at 5:27 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the recipe! Is it okay to use sweet almond instead of witch hazel?

    • Sarah Lewis September 23, 2017 at 6:03 pm - Reply

      I haven’t tried that, but I think it would likely be too thick to go through the sprayer. My guess is that it would probably clog the sprayer.
      But you could try it with a partial batch and see if it works. If you try it, let us know how it goes.

  6. Patti September 24, 2017 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    I would love a printable label for the poo-pourri. I love your recipes! I am new to the essential oil using.

    • Sarah Lewis September 25, 2017 at 9:53 am - Reply

      Hi Patti.
      Thanks for letting me know.
      I just added a printable for the Poo-pourri label and recipe.
      Sarah

  7. Elsa October 12, 2017 at 11:16 am - Reply

    Hi! Great recipes! Is there a more common household item that I could sub for the vegetable glycerin? Would extra virgin olive oil work?

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