When I first saw the Poo Pourri spray last year at my local health store I laughed. First the idea seemed very funny to me and secondly I thought to myself how can it be better than a regular air freshener. Boy I was wrong. It works like magic.

If your bathroom has a window or any kind of vent, consider yourself very lucky. It is not uncommon in America to have bathrooms with no windows. Unfortunately same is the case in our home. The bathrooms have no windows and sometimes you need a lot of air freshener to get the poo stench out as there is no outlet. Yes, there are bath ventilation fans but they don’t work that well.

After trying a lot of recipes from various websites and making some tweaks here and there I was able to make one which works like wonders. (Tried & Tested!!). It worked so well that I have a separate one for each bathroom. The bottle is so small that you can take it with you where ever you go. A good idea for your office bathroom too. Also it only costs pennies compared to the original Poo Pourri Spray.

Here is what you will need:

  • Glass Spray Bottle
  • Vegetable Glycerin  (For that oily film)
  • Rubbing Alcohol (To help the oils and water emulsify)
  • Essential Oils ( For the lovely smell)
  • Distilled Water
  • Food Color  (I would recommend using blue color)

Recipe 1:

  • 3 1/2 tbsp  Glycerin
  • 2 1/2 tbsp  Rubbing Alcohol
  • 20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
  • 20 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 15 drops food color
  • 1/2 cup water


Recipe 2:

  • 3 1/2 tbsp Glycerin
  • 2 1/2 tbsp  Rubbing Alcohol
  • 15 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
  • 15 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
  • 15 drops food color
  • 1/2 cup water



Mix all the ingredients and using a funnel pour into the glass bottles. This recipes makes 4- 2oz or 2- 4oz bottles. To use, simply shake the bottle a few times (to help the oils and water combine) and spray  to cover the toilet bowl water before going No.2. The food coloring will help you see whether you have covered well or not.

The science behind it is that when you spray, an oily scented barrier is formed over the toilet bowl which helps trap the unpleasant odors underneath and there are no lingering smells.


Things needed to make spray
Ingredients for Bye Bye Smell Spray



Use Dark Glass Bottle to store the spray


This is how it will look
This is how the spray looks in action



Now its your turn. Make it, use it and let me know if it worked or not.

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