Natural Ways To Deodorize Your Bathroom

Bathroom adventures can be quite embarrassing, especially when you're not the only one home. Knock out the embarrassment by controlling toilet smells.

I previously wrote about surviving your in-laws, where I mentioned needing to diffuse some Purification essential oil blend to keep from routinely walking through a brick wall of stench brought to us by entertaining 97 year olds hopped up on a horrible diet, consisting largely of laxatives. While that was effective, it meant several times each day I had to check on the diffuser to make sure it was still running and had enough oils and water in it to continue running for 4-8 more hours (we had to run it continuously for a week). While that was largely effective, allowing others to use that bathroom, it quickly became another chore.

Don't you hate it when someone "blows up" the bathroom? Its especially embarrassing to guests (or when you are the offending guest). Control stinky toilet with this DIY poopourri recipe!

If you're anything like me, you enjoy taking on a bit of creativity to reduce your workload so you can enjoy those moments that should be enjoyed, instead of scheduling bathroom checks multiple times a day. Instead, make a spray that people can use directly in the toilet bowl before going. This spray includes essential oils that somehow manage to trap odors, and provide a nice smell while using the toilet.

What you'll need:

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(Quick Tip: use the spray bottles with the triggers because its easier for people of all ages and hand strength levels to use. You can also use the pump style sprayer too.)

My favorite DIY essential oil blend to use for this is:

  • 20 drops each: Tea Tree, Lemon, and Lime essential oils

Do you *NEED* to DIY???

Do you really need all of that? Not necessarily. You can just drip a few drops of an essential oil directly into the toilet or make a spray bottle of just water and essential oils (if you do that, be careful not to get it on your skin). However, using some vodka or vegetable glycerine in with the essential oils helps make the oils last longer and helps them disperse in the toilet more effectively. I do like to keep a couple of spray bottles made up on standby for when we need it. Diluting the oils with the recipes we offer in this post helps to stretch out the oils you're using… especially if you're using more expensive, higher quality essential oils.

What essential oil or blend you choose really depends on what you like. That's the beauty of DIY projects like this… you can tailor it to exactly what you will enjoy, instead of being relegated to the stuff at the store. Here are a few of my favorites:

I love using peppermint essential oil one too because if you can't go, but know you need to, that helps move things along so you're not spending your day in the bathroom, wondering why you didn't bring the iPad in to watch Netflix while waiting.

What is your favorite essential oil combination for toilet sprays?

Let us know in the comments!

Nicole Graber, team leader, author, and editor to EssentialOils.Life and blog websites.

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