When you gotta go, you gotta go, but that doesn’t mean you have to leave a horrid stench behind in the bathroom. If you have guests over at your house or need to conceal the smell at the office bathroom, there is an easy solution to the problem. There’s no need for aromatic candles or air fresheners, both of which contain harmful chemicals that worsen indoor air quality. You just need a couple essential oils!
The odor eliminator sprays to get rid of the smell of poo are very popular nowadays. There are funny commercials that say a few spritzes in the toilet bowl before you do the deed will mask the smell. These sprays contain dozens of essential oils and other ingredients. Plus, they cost a pretty penny for how easy they are to make.
A Quick Note
The reason we don’t recommend air fresheners is because they don’t work. The bathroom ends up smelling like a horrible combination of poop and whatever the air freshener scent is. That’s not the main reason we discourage people from using air fresheners, though. Air fresheners emit hazardous pollutants that you can inhale and absorb into the bloodstream. From a health standpoint, the use of air fresheners has been linked to asthma attacks, infant illness, migraine headaches, and breathing difficulties. Click here to learn more about that.
Lemon Essential Oil
Lemon essential oil offers a refreshing, clean citrus scent that serves as a natural deodorizer. In the world of essential oils, it’s praised for the purifying properties. Lemon essential oil works to naturally eliminate strong aromas from foul trashcans, cigarette smoke, and smelly shoes. If any stale or musty aromas linger in the air, you can count on lemon essential oil to eliminate them. The limonene content works to extract odors from the air and neutralize them. This helps to leave the room smelling clean and fresh.
Lavender Essential Oil
Some people get a little obsessive about lavender essential oil, but we understand why. It’s absolutely amazing! It has calming properties that can promote healthier sleep, but it also works as a great odor eliminator. If you want to banish bad odors from the bathroom, lavender essential oil can help. Skip the chemical aerosol sprays and let lavender essential oil permeate the bathroom. It has natural deodorizing properties that not only make the bathroom smell good, but also create a calmer atmosphere.
DIY Bathroom Spray
- 4 ounces distilled water
- 20 drops lemon essential oil
- 20 drops lavender essential oil
- 4-ounce amber glass spray bottle
- Add all of the ingredients to the amber glass spray bottle. Make sure to add the oils first!
- The reason you use an amber spray bottle, or dark-colored glass bottle, is because it helps the essential oils stay fresh for a lot longer.
- Shake the bottle and then it is ready to go. You will have to shake it up before each use.
- Spray about 3-4 times on the surface of the toilet water before you do your business.