DIY Poo Poo Bathroom Spray (Printable Labels Included)

DIY Poo Poo Bathroom Spray

I’m about to tell you about this Poo Poo Bathroom Spray that really works. We have all laughed about my previous post on the Poo-pourri bathroom spray commercials but this stuff really works!  This is a copycat recipe for the poopourri spray tried and tested!

Here’s why this spray is different that any other.  You spray it in the bowl before you go!  The spray will create a barrier over to top of the water trapping all of the waste and odor below the barrier!!!  So basically by applying a spray on top of the bowl that has oil in it is will do the same thing.

The stuff is amazing, freaking brilliant! If you have no interest in making your own spray you can always find Poopourri on Amazon here too.

This may show my age but… do you remember the Dawn dish washing commercial where they show you a greasy pan filled with water. You then put one drop of dawn soap into that dish and it spreads the grease and grim to the edges making it almost disappear. It’s basically doing the same thing without the Dawn effect. Spraying the top of the water with the spray to create that barrier you need.

DIY Poo Poo Bathroom Spray


Now I am sure the the Poo Pourri company has a special blend of their own but I was hard core bent on creating my own. I love essential oils and all the things we can do with them so I have a lot on hand. My experiment juices started flowing and before you know it I was testing and re-testing a concoction of my own!

This started off pretty easy. After looking on the internet to see if anyone else had done this yet I didn’t find anything that worked. Sure, there are others that claim they have a recipe but I’ve tried them all and they don’t work well enough for me. I’ve even consulted with many experts on the matter too! I learned about denatured alcohol and how it’s in most of the sprays today. Its has very low odor unlike rubbing alcohol.

“Denatured alcohol is ethanol (ethyl alcohol) that has been made unfit for human consumption by adding another chemical to it. Denaturing refers to removing a property from the alcohol (being able to drink it), not to chemically altering or decomposing it.” (Source:

After researching the ingredients I decided not to even bother with denatured alcohol at all.

It took me about 7 days to get the recipe just right. On day 7 my husband finally says IT WORKS! IT REALLY WORKS!!! He insisted I mention that it works so well there’s no need for a courtesy flush either which will save money in the long run! (Isn’t he cute?!!) My money saving demands are rubbing off on him. lol…

I’ve made all of my family test the spray themselves and finally came up with this recipe!



UPDATE: If you decide you want to use the denatured alcohol (as some have requested) you can use a a 25/75 mixture of (75%) distilled water to (25%) denatured alcohol mix in any of these recipes. (see below for other uses for denatured alcohol)

or you can make a smaller size also:


You can use more essential oils based on your likes. This is the blend that I found that smells exactly like the original Poo pourri spray and works just as good! I highly encourage you to mix and match your essential oils to create a smell that is pleasant to you if you want to experiment. You will have to shake it up before using it though. I imagined if you used the denatured alcohol it may not require shaking it up but I didn’t test this.


I’ve also included two other labels 1. Stink Away Spray 2. Poop Coverup Spray


DIY Poo Poo Bathroom Spray

I’ve created a few printable labels that will fit on the 2 oz or 5 oz bottles. I decided to go with a glass bottle for my bathroom and a plastic bottle for the kids bathroom.

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Download your free printable labels here: Poo Poo Spray Printable Labels

Poo Poo Spray Printable Labels


Other Uses for Denatured Alcohol:

(I’m all about saving money and I would hate for you to purchase denatured alcohol without having other things to use it for)

  1. Latex Paint Removal (source: ehow)
  2. Glass and Mirrors cleaner: Use a 50/50 mix between denatured alcohol and water to create a streak free shine to your windows. It evaporates quickly!
  3. Ink Stain Removal: (always test a small spot first) use a damp cloth and blot the area to remove the stain.
  4. Hard surface cleaner: The same 50/50 mix for glass cleaner can be used on hard surfaces such as tile, wood, metal and plastic. Tip: always pour it on a towel first and never directly onto the surface). Denatured alcohol is a mild solvent that dissolves grease too! (Source:

Hope that helps!

If you love diy essential oil uses, you will love this Homemade Shoe-pourri recipe we created!  It works amazing on those stinky shoes the kids (or hubby’s) have.


  1. Debbie says

    Hi! Love this idea! I saw someone mentioned using vodka- what is the benefit using that instead of distilled water or denatured alcohol?

  2. Karen says

    Hello. Wondering if fragrance oils will also work? There are some scents that don’t come as EO’s that I’d like to try….thanks for your input. :)

  3. Sally says

    Thanks so much for your recipe. I change the essential oil to 25 drops each of lemon and lime essential oil. I didn’t have glycerin so left it out. It works well; I wouldn’t have figured out the ratios on my own! So glad to have stumbled upon your blog via pinterest :-)

  4. Betty says

    I followed your recipe and made this but the oil keeps rising to the top. It’s not blending well for me. Any suggestions?

  5. AB says

    I am going to make this this week but have been looking everywhere for the blue glass bottle in your picture. Where did you find it?

  6. Dana says

    One drop of pure essential oil works just as well as (or better than) any spray you might use. I have an old bottle of essential oil that has started to smell off, so I’ve been using that in the toilet. It’s simple, easy, and a great alternate use for old essential oils that are starting to go rancid. If that seems like it would use too much oil (since essential oils are expensive), you could always dilute some in water (since that’s all that’s in the toilet anyway), and experiment to see how much you need. If you want to make a blend, again, all you really need to dilute it in is water. The thing that makes it work is the essential oil, so I don’t see a need for alcohol or glycerin.

  7. Sarah Campbell says

    There’s no need to specifically use denatured alcohol for anything, unless you think your kids are going to open this up and chug it. Just use vodka! Cheaper. . and has oh so many uses. The denaturing is just to keep people from drinking it to get drunk off of.

  8. Kathy Mc says

    I have a room and linen spray recipe that uses a blend of distilled water and vodka and I think that would work too instead of the denatured alcohol and you might already have it.

  9. says

    Could one substitute just plain old glycerine in place of the vegetable glycerine? I have a huge bottle of it. I love your recipe and am going to try it out as soon as you let me kinow about the glycerine. Thanks in advance.

  10. Missy says

    Hi, just an FYI, I tried the recipe using the denatured alcohol and it does still require you to shake the bottle. The oils still float to the top.

    Missy :-)

    • John Cain says

      Thanks so much! . sorry for the multiple posts but I was having trouble getting confirmation that my messages were going through

  11. John Cain says

    your recipe is excellent! I’m familiar with denatured alcohol and I don’t find it to be very expensive. I can buy small quantities of it at Lowes or Home Depot. I’d like to try the recipe with the denatured alcohol. Can you please tell me how much you used or would have used?

  12. Marissa says

    Is there anything you can use instead of Bergamont? Does it work as well if you leave it out?

  13. Sally says

    Where do you find glycerine vegetable? I am doing this for my family’s stocking stuffers so I don’t have time to order online.

    Also I read somewhere that the essential oils need to be in a dark bottle so the light does not break it down. I found black hair spray bottles at Dollar Tree and am dumping the hair spray for use later and reusing the bottles for this…another cheap alternative for dark spray bottles.

    • says

      Oh man… I ordered mine on Amazon and it shipped quickly. I’m not sure about stores. I’m guessing in a health food store like Nature’s Grocers, Whole Foods or any other chain in your state. Good luck!

  14. Lucy says

    I need to make your recipe right away for our bathroom, thank you! Which ingredient makes the liquid look milky white, like the Poopourri’s?

  15. Cindy says

    I do not have any vegetable glycerin but I do have a liquid hand soap by Clearly Natural Essentials that contains vegetable glycerin. Do you think that would work….at least it can help clean the toilet too! :)

  16. Cindy says

    I don’t have any vegetable glycerin but I do have a liquid soap that contains it. Do you think that would work …it should help to clean the toilet too!

  17. Cindy says

    I don’t have any vegetable glycerin but I do have liquid soap that has vegetable glycerine in it. Do you see any problem substituting that for the glycerine? Who knows, it may help clean the toilet too!

  18. Marco says

    Can you say what you found out about denatured alcohol and why you decided not to use it?

    Is the Glycerine help hold the oil and water together or does it still need to be shaken before use?

    You guidance is appreciated.

    • says

      It was the cost and the fact that it was not real easy to find caused my decision on that one. I don’t want to buy something that costs a lot and only use it for one thing. I was glad that I found something else that worked.

  19. Tina Wilkerson says

    Thanks for posting this recipe! I have seen Poopouri on QVC. I do have a question.
    Is it safe for the plumbing? I’m wondering if the oil will build up over time and clog pipes.

    • says

      You know, I’ve wondered this too. I’ve used it for more than a month and I’ve not seen a ring around my toilet at all. I would think that it would stick there first if it was a problem. I think the essential oils are so minimal that it doesn’t seem to make a difference. I have more that goes down my kitchen sink from dinner! That’s just my 2¢ worth. Anyone else?

  20. Tina Wilkerson says

    Hi, I’ve seen the Poopouri on QVC. I have a question.
    Is it safe for the plumbing? I’m wondering if in time, the oil will build up and clog pipe.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I really want to try this stuff!

  21. Laura says

    Hi there,

    I have a question concerning the poopoo spray. Because there is oil in it does it leave any kind ring in your toilet? I want to make some of this stuff for my Mom and I know if it does she wont use it.

    Thank you!


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