DIY Poo Pourri with Essential Oils

diy recipe for poo pourri spray with essential oils

DIY Poo Pourri Spray Recipe

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. Good news is you can easily stop the embarrassing smell by using this DIY poo pourri spray with essential oils!

Poo pourri spray is an ingenious creation that allows you to trap the smell underneath the water, so you don’t have to worry about embarrassing odors. All you have to do is spray the poo-pourri into the toilet bowl before you use it and it traps the unpleasant smell under the surface of the water.


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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 that is definitely not my favorite option. These sprays often contain harmful chemicals that can cause serious health problems over time. And most of these sprays just cover up the scent instead of eliminating it. 

You can make your own air freshener using essential oils and other natural ingredients to clean and freshen the air. However, you can also simply prevent the smell from entering the room to begin with by using this DIY poo pourri recipe!   

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Household Tips has a good recipe for how to make poo pourri spray using distilled water, rubbing alcohol, and essential oils…

How to make poo pourri spray:

  1. Find a clean 2 oz (or 4 oz) glass spray bottle, aluminum spray bottle, or high quality plastic spray bottle.
  2. Combine 16 (or 32) drops of Essential Oils and 1 (or 2) tablespoons of Rubbing Alcohol in a small spray bottle first.
  3. Shake to mix thoroughly.
  4. Next, add distilled water to the spray bottle, enough to almost reach the rim.
  5. Shake well — until you’re confident that all of the different liquids are dispersed evenly throughout.

If you want to see the spray coverage, add a few drops of blue food coloring to the mixture too.

Lots of people find added benefit by adding a few teaspoons or tablespoons of vegetable glycerin to their spray. Since I don’t have any on hand, I’m just keeping it simple and going with what I have! Still gets the job done too!

how to make poo pourri spray for your toilet with essential oils

If you’re going to leave a bottle of “poo spray” in your bathroom for guests, you will also want to include instructions on or near the bottle, so they know how to use it. You can use a small frame to display printed instructions and/or create a simple instruction label for the bottle. 

I have some weatherproof address labels sitting around, so I used the Avery online design software to quickly create this simple label that says: “Poo Spray. Shake well. Spray 4 times into toilet bowl before you poo. Thanks.”

DIY Poo Pourri Spray Recipe with Essential Oils

Experiment with the oils and see which scents you like best or customize it for the seasons and holidays. Orange and cinnamon or the On Guard blend would be nice scent combos for the Christmas season, especially if you will be having house guests. The spray will make the extra No. 2’s that come with extra people and extra food so much more pleasant for everyone. 😉

Poo Pourri Essential Oil Ideas:

  • 8 drops lemon + 8 drops lavender
  • 10 drops lemon + 6 drops peppermint
  • 8 drops lavender + 5 drops lime + 3 drops spearmint
  • 11 drops wild orange + 5 drops cinnamon
  • 6 drops grapefruit + 5 drops bergamot + 5 drops lemongrass
  • 16 drops On Guard blend
  • 16 drops Purify blend

If you want to learn more about the essential oils we use and recommend read this essential oils blog post, email us at seekingwellness at fabulesslyfrugal dot com or text us at 208-907-OILS.

DIY Poo Pourri with Essential Oils


  • 2 oz glass spray bottle (aluminum or high quality plastic work too)
  • 16 drops essential oil
  • 1 tablespoon rubbing alcohol
  • distilled water


  1. Combine essential oils (see blog post for scent ideas) and rubbing alcohol in a clean 2 oz spray bottle. Shake to mix thoroughly. Then add enough distilled water to fill the bottle almost to the top.
  2. To use: Before you poo, shake the spray bottle well. Spray 4-5 times onto the toilet bowl water surface. Do your No. 2 business. Then flush, wash hands, all as usual. Enjoy the pleasant scent of essential oils and not the smell of poo!


Double the recipe for a 4 oz bottle.

Types: Cleaning, Remedies, Family
Categories: Essential Oils, Christmas, Fathers Day, Thanksgiving

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