Let’s face it, most people do not want to talk about bathroom activities. What goes on in and around the porcelain throne is not usually a topic of discussion. I’m not the shy type, so when I saw the video advertisement for Poo Pourri I was all in! However, more often than not when I see articles or blog posts about Poo Pourri the person writing it says something like “I bought this as a gag gift”. Not me, when I saw this product advertised, I was all for what it was promising to do and bought it right away.
About ten days and twenty-two dollars later my order arrived in the mail. My family and I tried it and we have been fans ever since… well, fans of the product because it works, and it works well. We just weren’t big fans of the price tag and shipping costs. A four oz bottle will set you back around ten dollars and even if you find it in a discount store five bucks is as cheap as I’ve ever found the four oz size, though it’s usually around eight dollars.
I don’t mind paying good money for something that works – but for a household that has five people in it on a regular basis on top of entertaining often, keeping both bathrooms stocked with this spray proved to be costly.
With saving money in mind, I turned to the wonder known as the interwebs and researched how to make my own.
The recipe ended up being more simple than I thought it would be. I had all of the ingredients right down to the distilled water on hand!
Here’s the recipe I used:
Step 1 – 2 Teaspoons of Vegetable Glycerin or Dish Soap.
Step 2 – 2 Teaspoons of Rubbing Alcohol.
Step 3 – 20-30 Drops of a Fragrant Essential Oil. (I used lavender oil)
Step 4 – Fill the remainder of the 4 oz spray bottle with distilled water. (I used an empty Poo Pourri bottle I had under the sink)
After that, it was simply a matter of shaking it up and spraying. That was it.
I was honestly impressed with just how close it was to what I had been buying for a mere fraction of the cost. The results were 8.5 out of 10 – This recipe took a few more sprays for the same effect and still wasn’t quite as strong, yet for a cost difference of about twenty-five cents per bottle for this homemade version versus at least five dollars – if not ten dollars a bottle for the name brand, I’m sold.
Have any of you made a DIY version of something that worked out well (or not lol)? If you’ve blogged about it please leave a link to it in the comments, I’d love to try it!
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