Sometimes going to the bathroom can be a little embarrassing. Most people like to keep what goes on behind the bathroom door private but that can be a bit difficult when you leave an unpleasant odor behind. However, you may be able to eliminate embarrassing smells by using homemade poo-pourry with essential oils.
Poo-pourry is an ingenious creation that allows you to trap the smell underneath the water so you never have to worry about embarrassing odors again. All you have to do is spray the poo-pourry into the toilet bowl before you use it and it traps the unpleasant smells under the surface of the water.
Why Homemade Poo-Pourry With Essential Oils Is Better than Air Fresheners
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You can spray your bathroom full of commercial air fresheners to help mask the unpleasant odors lingering in the bathroom but it may not be your best option. These sprays often contain harmful chemicals that can cause serious health problems over time. In addition, most of these sprays just cover up the scent instead of eliminating them.
You can make your own air freshener using essential oils and other natural ingredients to clean and freshen the air. However, there is no need to eliminate the odor when you can simply prevent the smell from entering the room to begin with.
Here’s a simple recipe:
- 2 teaspoons rubbing alcohol
- 20-25 drops of your favorite essential oil
Spray that before you go, and never smell it!
Household Tips has a good recipe for making your own poo-pourry spray using distilled water, rubbing alcohol, essential oils and a low forming detergent. You can also add a few drops of blue food coloring to the mix if you want to see the barrier the oils create.
If you’re traveling, and want to take some poo-pourry with you, use a small plastic bottle (like this) so your oils aren’t in there too long.
Of course, you can keep it simple and add a few drops of essential oil to a spray bottle of water and it will still work. However, the added ingredients will make your homemade spray work more efficiently. Be sure to store your spray in a cool, dark place to prevent the light from breaking down the oils.
How Poo-Pourry with Essential Oils Works
It may seem like a dream come true but poo-pourry really works and here’s why. The essential oils are not water dissolvable. When you spray them into your toilet, the oils create a barrier on the surface of the water. When you have a bowel movement, it drops into the bowl beneath the barrier and the smell is trapped underneath the oils. As a result, it never reaches the air where you or anyone else can smell it. All you smell is the wonderful scent of the essential oils you used in your recipe.
There is no need to keep a bottle of air freshener under the sink anymore. Homemade poo-pourry allows you to eliminate embarrassing odors before they even reach the air. All you’ll smell is the wonderful scent of essential oils and it’s so simple to use. Just spray it into the toilet bowl before you go and all odors will be trapped below the surface of the water. Are you ready to try out your own homemade poo-pourry. It’s so easy to make and it really works!
My Favorite Essential Oils for Homemade Poo-Pourry