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DIY Recipe: Pre-Poo Potty Spray

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Spray before you go: A spray to eliminate odors before using the toilet!

This easy to make pre-poo potty spray eliminates bathroom odors by creating a barrier of essential oils trapping bad smells under the toilet water. Spray before you go and there’s no need to worry about unpleasant odors escaping! This spray is readily biodegradable, and the high amount of vegetable glycerin means there is no need for additional preservation!

This recipe riffs on the popular “poo potpourri” trend, and when guests are over or if you’re in tight living quarters is perfect to keep on the back of the toilet. We’ve used it in our bathrooms at Essential, and we know it works! Just 3 ingredients are needed, and we encourage you to experiment with different scent combinations if you’d like to customize your own pre-poo potty spray.

If you’re looking for a room spray rather than a toilet spray, try this bright and cheerful Citrus Burst Room Spray.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Yield: Approximately 16 oz (1 lb)
Cost per pound: Approximately $6.74
Suggested Packaging: 2 oz opaque bottle with fine mist spray top (good for approximately 100 sprays)
Suggested Retail Price: $10

Equipment You’ll Need

• Stick Blender or Whisk
• Measuring Cups and Spoons
• Mixing Bowl or Beaker


Please note: in the video we use Lavender Distillate but would also recommend using Cucumber, Rosemary, or Rose Distillate.

• 3/4 Cup Rose Distillate (Lebanese)
• 1 1/8 Cup Vegetable Glycerin
• 3 Tsp Peppermint Triple Distilled Essential Oil

Instructions – Pre-Poo Potty Spray

1. Mix together the vegetable glycerin and the peppermint essential oil in your mixing bowl.
2. Slowly add the distillate while vigorously mixing with your whisk or stick blender. You will have better results with your stick blender but whisking will work–it just takes more effort.
3. Pour off into your selected packaging.

Spray into toilet water before you go.

This recipe has not been challenge tested for preservation efficacy. If you use this recipe for market sales, it is up to you to ensure the safety of the product. We strongly recommend 3rd party challenge testing.

If you need additional help, please contact us at or 866-252-9639.

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Marie Hansler
1 month ago

If you don’t like, or are allergic to peppermint (like me), substitute lemongrass instead.
It smells so fresh! Even my hubby likes it!