How To Make Your Own “No. 2 Spray” Bathroom Deodorizer

no 2 spraySomeone 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!

no 2 sprayHere what you’ll need:

  • 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!

no 2 spray

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 thisand 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!

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  1. Nancy M says

    How funny! Never thought anything like “#2 Spray” could exist. Definitely going to give this a try. In fact, I have tried several of your ideas and they have all worked, especially the “smelly” towel solution. Thank you so much for all you do to make this blog so great, I love reading it! Good luck with your procedure today:)

  2. Lisa H says

    I heard of this stuff but never knew how it worked. And being told in your magical way really made my Friday start wonderfully!! Thanks!!

  3. Landon says

    I keep a bottle of Eucalyptus oil by the toilets. 2-3 drops in the water before doing your business eliminates any odors. The best thing about it is that the bottle is small enough to stick in a pocket or purse for those emergencies when you are not at home.

  4. says

    Here in Germany we do not have anything similar to that “poo-Pourri” you mention. The concept is completely new to me. But it sounds great. Can’t wait to try this out. :))
    Thank you Jillee! :)

    • Debbie says

      I’ve never seen or heard of anything like this before either (in Northwest Canada) but am excited (can you believe that? lol) to try it. I find air sprays are hard on my respiratory system and gels are ineffective so this is awesome!

      • Amanda says

        You should go look up the commercial for Poo-pourri on Youtube just for fun. It’s hilarious. But I like your homemade version. My husband says I should make some for the bathroom at his office. :)