Someone emailed me MONTHS ago asking if I knew how to make a homemade version of the popular bathroom spray, “Poo~Pourri”. Have you heard of it? I hadn’t, but it definitely sounded intriguing…so I immediately went on a search for it.
Turns out almost everybody who has tried this stuff, loves it! It’s a simple (but inspired!) concept. All you do is spray their proprietary blend of “Lemongrass, Bergamot, Grapefruit and other natural essential oils” in the toilet before you “go”, creating a film on the surface of the water, which traps any odors!
Sounds simple enough! Of course I’m sure their super secret, patent-pending blend probably has some fancy scientific formulation behind it that makes it Poo-rrific! But I believe in the power of essential oils to help just about any condition on their own…so I decided to let them shine in MY “super not-so-secret non-patent-pending blend”….Jillee’s #2 Spray!
- 10 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 10 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
- 10 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
- 8 ounces of water
- (1) small spray bottle
Fill the spray bottle with 8 ounces of water, add 10 drops each of the Lemongrass, Grapefruit and Bergamot Essential Oils, and shake.
Here’s how to use:
BEFORE “nature calls”, shake the bottle again and then spritz the #2 Spray into the toilet bowl. Approximately 3 or 4 spritzes should do it. Then do your “business”. The oils will disperse over the water creating a vapor barrier and trapping any offensive odors!
Now, I can hear you all asking in unison…but Jillee….does it work?! You bet your buttons it works! And how do I KNOW it works??? Well, let me try to put this as delicately as I can……….I have been very well-acquainted with the toilets in our house over the last 24 hours because today I have the distinct honor of undergoing my first ever colonoscopy. So suffice it to say…I have tried this…and it works! And for some reason, this whole experience reminded me of the Poo~Pourri idea and I decided to give it a try. Can’t imagine why. :-)
Now it’s your turn. Give it a try and let us know how it all comes out! lol….I’m sorry….that was baaaaaad! Forgive me…I’m in a weakened state! Must rest…big day ahead!