DIY Poop Spray

DIY poop spray - Dr. Axe

Our bodies were made with a perfect system to bring energy in through eating and allow the waste to exit through, well, you know. As perfect as this system is, our bodily waste does not always smell very neutral. In fact, depending on our diet, digestive health and overall health, odors can vary from mild to extreme. For many years, people have been sold on spray fragrances and fragrant candles to mask odors; however, these scents are often made of very toxic ingredients that pollute indoor air with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). (1) In addition to concentrating pollution inside of our homes, synthetic fragrances can cause a host of health issues, ranging from male reproductive problems, allergies, hormone disruption, cancer and much more. (2Before ever reaching for your synthetically-scented poop spray again, try this all-natural bathroom spray that serves as an affordable and effective alternative.


DIY Poop Spray

Ingredients

3 ounces distilled water (boiled water completely cooled is a good alternative)

1 teaspoon isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol

40 drops of essential oil (I used 15 drops lavender, 15 drops lime, 10 drops lemongrass)

Directions

  1. In a small glass spray bottle, add 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol.
  2. Add 40 drops of essential oils to rubbing alcohol, and gently swish to combine.
  3. Carefully pour in 3 ounces of distilled (or purified) water.

How to Use Your DIY Poop Spray

Spray 3–4 pumps into toilet bowl, misting the water with this essential oil spray prior to using the bathroom. BONUS: this also works as an effective air freshener for after bathroom use as well.

How does poop spray work?

Essential oil-based bathroom sprays leave a film on top of the water that is said to trap odors from bodily waste and keep them below the surface. As waste hits the film and enters the water, a pleasant bloom of essential oil fragrance is released into the air, not only masking unpleasant odors, but also leaving a pleasant smell behind.


Final Thoughts on Bathroom Habits

Although bowel movements are a normal part of life, many people wonder if their poop is normal or not. Maintaining your gut health and understanding how the digestive system works can help keep your bowel movements regular.

The next time you feel the urge, give this natural bathroom spray a try and toss out the synthetic products.


DIY Poop Spray

Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3 ounces distilled water (boiled water completely cooled is a good alternative)
  • 1 teaspoon isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol
  • 40 drops of essential oil (I used 15 drops lavender, 15 drops lime, 10 drops lemongrass)

Directions:

  1. In a small glass spray bottle, add 1 teaspoon of isopropyl alcohol.
  2. Add 40 drops of essential oils to rubbing alcohol, and gently swish to combine.
  3. Carefully pour in 3 ounces of distilled (or purified) water.
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