Love poo pourri but don’t love the price? Check out this all-natural homemade poo-pourri. It’s made with essential oils and costs less than $3 to make!
Homemade Poo Pourri Spray with Essential Oils
Poo pourri is a must-have for any and every bathroom. At least, I think so. But maybe that’s because I share a bathroom with three boys.
Nevertheless, I always make sure we are fully stocked with poo pourri spray. If you’re unfamiliar with poo pourri spray, it’s basically a bathroom deodorizer.
It prevents and eliminates stinky bathroom odors that occur when someone goes number two. You can check out the original product here.
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I used to buy the original formula but recently decided to try and make my own DIY version.
I wanted to make my own homemade poo-pourri spray for several reasons.
I wanted to know exactly what was in it. The creators of the original Poo-Pourri claim their product is free of parabens, ethanol, and many other harsh chemicals, but they don’t actually list the ingredients on their products.
So you don’t really know for sure what you’re spraying or breathing in.
I also wanted to save money. The original Poo-Pourri will cost you around $4.50 an ounce, and we go through a lot in my house. This DIY version costs less than $1 an ounce (if I did my math correctly).
The cost will vary depending on which essential oils you choose to use for this homemade poo pourri recipe.
DIY Poo Pourri Spray Ingredients
Before you make your own diy poo pourri spray, you’ll first need to gather all the necessary ingredients and supplies. Everything you will need is listed below.
The size of the spray bottle and the amount of spray bottles you need is totally up to you. I prefer to use 4-ounce bottles like these. But you can use whichever size you prefer.
Just keep in mind that the recipe below is for a 4-ounce bottle of poo pourri spray, so if you decide to use a larger or smaller bottle, you will need to adjust the recipe.
It’s also really important to only use dark glass bottles. Essential oils contain strong chemical compounds that can break down and react when coming in contact with plastic.
Witch hazel helps to combine the essential oils and water, which helps the scent to linger longer.
Water is the base for this homemade poo pourri spray. It is best to use distilled water whenever possible.
The minerals in tap water can clog your spray nozzle and leave residue on surfaces.
Vegetable glycerin also helps all the ingredients blend together better.
Essential oils are, of course, what gives this homemade poo pourri spray its scent. You will need a variety of essential oils to make all the recommended scent combinations that are listed below.
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How To Make Homemade Poo Pourri Spray
To make this homemade poo pourri spray, simply add the following ingredients to a 4 oz spray bottle.
- 30-40 drops of essential oil (my favorite essential oil combos are below)
- 2 tbsp of vegetable glycerin
- 2 ounces of witch hazel
- fill the bottle the rest of the way with filtered or distilled water
- shake well
Shake well before each use.
Favorite Essential Oil Combos
Essential Oil Combos for Fall
How to Use DIY Poo Pourri Spray
The secret to using poo pourri is to spray it before you go, not after. Just spray 2-4 times in the toilet before you go.
The poo pourri spray creates a barrier that traps the odors in the toilet where they belong! And your bathroom stays fresh and clean.
How to Store DIY Poo-Pourri Spray
Heat can cause mold and bacteria to grow, so try to store this DIY poo pourri spray in a cool, dark place, like under your bathroom sink.
It is also important to keep it in a dark glass bottle because sunlight can damage the essential oils used in this homemade poo pourri spray.
And the bottle should be made out of glass because pure essential oils are very potent, and plastic may begin to deteriorate and leach into the DIY poo pourri spray.
How Long Does This Homemade Poo Pourri Spray Last?
Homemade products made with water that does not contain a preservative don’t last very long. That is because bacteria and mold can grow in water quite quickly.
So since this DIY poo pourri spray is made with part water, its shelf life isn’t very long.
If you follow the directions above and make sure to store the DIY poo pourri spray in a cool, dark place, it should last around 30 days.
Why Do You Need Witch Hazel in Poo Pourri Spray?
Witch hazel is an important ingredient in this homemade poo pourri spray. It helps to combine the essential oils and water, which helps the scent to linger longer.
What Can I Use Instead of Witch Hazel in Poo Pourri Spray?
If you don’t have witch hazel on hand, you can use drinkable grain alcohol (ethanol) or vodka instead.
Can Tap Water Be Used Instead Of Distilled Or Filtered Water?
I personally only use distilled water because the tap water where I live is full of toxins.
Also, the minerals in tap water can clog your spray nozzle and leave residue on your home’s surfaces.
But you’re free to use whatever type of water you would like. Distilled water is just my personal preference.
If you know your tap water is safe or you are just not concerned about the potential toxic chemicals in the tap water, then by all means, use that instead.
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I’m kind of addicted to making my own copycat DIY products. Some of my creations have been a success, and some have been complete failures.
This one is definitely a winner. I compared it to the original formula, and it works just the same.
I like to add the above mixture to these super tiny spray bottles to create little on-the-go poo-pourri spray bottles. They’re so small you can just throw them in your purse.
If you have any questions or comments, please share them below!
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