Toilet Spray to Hide the Smell Recipe (with Essential Oils)

I am stupidly excited to share this amazingly simple recipe with you.

Who likes the disgusting smell of poo wafting out of the bathroom? Especially when your bathroom is badly situated next to the kitchen!

It’s great that my kids are “frequent poopers” (no constipation around here as we eat lots of fruit and veggies).

But there is a down side!

Since starting to use our toilet spray, I haven’t had a single time when I’ve walked into a bathroom and had to put my hand over my nose. (And I’ve been running around excitedly doing lots of tests!)

Learn how make this easy toilet spray so that your bathroom smells pleasant after people have used it!

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The Original Poo Pouri

If you haven’t heard of it, Poo pouri, is a fantastic product by an inspiring entrepreneur. One of those products that I wish I’d invented.

It’s such a simple and effective idea.

You can order the original product on the internet. (Yep, here’s an affiliate link on amazon.) Except that it’s not exactly cheap, which is why I decided to make my own.

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How Does Toilet Spray work?

This is the genius bit! The essential oils are mixed with a bit of glycerine.

You spray before you go. (Make sure you don’t get it on the toilet seat otherwise you’re in for a sticky and slippery bathroom experience!)

The spray forms a film on the water. When you “drop off the kids” as my husband likes to say, they plop into the water, through the layer of oil.

The layer then closes behind the plop, trapping the smell underneath it.

I expect you could just spray either glycerine (or a different oil) but I haven’t experimented.

Plus the addition of essential oils gives your bathroom a fresh and delicious smell!

Learn how make this easy toilet spray so that your bathroom smells pleasant after people have used it!

What You Need to Make Your Own Toilet Spray

  1. Empty Spray bottle. (I used an old sun cream one as we use gallons of it during the summer and it was what I had to hand.) I like to recycle!
  2. Vegetable glycerine. (I ordered some off amazon, it was much cheaper than ordering Poo pouri and I can make about 5 years supply with it!)
  3. Rubbing alcohol. (I’m not 100% sure what the rubbing alcohol does. Perhaps it helps it spray nicely?)
  4. Essential oils of your choice. (I used rosemary and peppermint for a fresh and clean smell.)

How to Make Your Own Toilet Spray.

  1. Grab an empty spray bottle.
  2. Fill it 3/4 full with water.
  3. Add a “glug” of glycerine.
  4. And a “squeeze” of rubbing alcohol.
  5. Add 10-20 drops of essential oils.
  6. Mark bottle so you don’t confuse it with sun cream!


Now run around squirting it in your toilet before your kids “need to go” and then do the “sniff test”.

Let me know what you think!

And let me know what your favourite combination of smells is and I’ll share it with everyone else!

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Learn how make this easy toilet spray so that your bathroom smells pleasant after people have used it!

Make a Little Spray for Your Handbag

There’s nothing more embarrassing than being at a friend’s house and “needing to go”, just to leave a tell tale pink behind you!

Why not put a little of your spray into a little bottle to put in your hand bag or nappy bag?

If you can’t find a small spray bottle, I’m sure a small “drip” bottle would work. You’d just end up using more of the liquid but given that you’ve made it yourself, it won’t cost you heaps.

Toilet Spray Instructions for Your Guests

How about having a spray in your guest bathroom so that your friends don’t have to be embarrassed when they “need to go”?

Just put a sticky label with some instructions on:

“Hide the smell toilet spray. Spray a few squirts down the toilet BEFORE you do your businesses. No one will ever suspect!”

I Love Hide the Smell Toilet Spray

It really is such a simple idea and once you have the ingredients only takes a few minutes to make.

But what a difference!

I can’t believe how effective the toilet spray with essential oils is at hiding those stinky poo aromas!

The end.

(You’re welcome).