I have to apologize for not keeping up with my regular posting schedule. The week before Christmas, I got pneumonia. Although I can finally breathe for the most part, I do not have my energy back. By the early afternoon, I'm ready for bed. Even if I do take a nap, I'm ready for bed around 9 and sleep in until 10 each morning. Right now, I am so thankful that we homeschool. I do not think I'd have been able to handle getting the kids ready each morning. I'm also thankful that we haven't had a lot of work to do the last two weeks so that I have more time to recover. I'm hoping that I get my energy back soon because I'm normally a high energy person who is always doing something and never sitting around.
Most of you know that we moved from a McMansion to an old farmhouse a little over four years ago. Although I love being on a farm, I do miss one thing about the cookie cutter house: having three bathrooms. Our house was built before indoor plumbing was really a thing, so we have one bathroom. For five people. I'm about to hand out bathroom schedules a la Sheldon Cooper. Let's just say that this DIY poo bathroom spray recipe is a necessity, especially with three boys in the house.
DIY Poo Bathroom Spray Recipe
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When I saw this spray in the stores for the first time, I thought what a great idea! But then I noticed the cost. Yikes! It's literally going down the toilet, so why would I pay $5 an ounce for something that I can make almost for free? I know that I have replacement costs, but I did make it for free the first time. If you don't have everything on hand, you can make it for just a few pennies per batch.
This ingenious spray works by creating an oil barrier on top of the water. When you go, the smell can't penetrate the barrier, so it traps the odor in.
You need to add something to help bind the water and oil in the recipe, so I'm using rubbing alcohol and vegetable glycerin. Both are inexpensive and can be used for other recipes, so that's why I chose them.
DIY Poo Bathroom Spray Recipe Ingredients
- 4 ounce spray bottle
- 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol
- 1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
- 15-20 drops essential oils
- 1-2 drops blue food coloring (optional)
- Add rubbing alcohol, glycerin, and essential oils to the spray bottle. Shake well.
- Fill it up with water and add the food coloring if desired. The coloring is just so you can see where it sprays.
- Shake well.
To use, shake well and spray 5 times into the water before you go.
Essential Oil Blends
You can use any essential oil you want, but these are good blends:
- Lemon + bergamot
- Lemon + lavender + vanilla
- Eucalyptus + spearmint
- Cedarwood + lemon
- Eucalyptus + grapefruit + cedarwood
You can mix them in any combination as long as you have 15-20 drops per 4 ounce bottle.