Use common scents
I have something very cool to share with you today. But first, a story about my friend Herta. It’s been quite a few years since she and Al came to visit.
In their graciously kind manner, they brought gifts.
The name on the bottle left me stuttering: Poo-Pourri Before-YouGo Toilet
I have to admit that I couldn’t wait to try it, and
I did. You know what?
It really worked. The product is oily. When you spray Poo-Pourri into the toilet (before ... not during or after), it sits on the surface of the water and creates a kind of sealant against, well ... let’s just say it: fumes. It traps the odors, sending them down the drain, not out into the room.
I see Poo-Pourri in the finest powder rooms (my friends know who they are). Not long ago, I noticed a discreet supply of Poo-Pourri in the ladies’ room at church. At $5 for 1 ounce, that works out to $640 per gallon. You can make it yourself for a whole lot less!
MAKE-IT-YOURSELF POO SPRAY
3 tablespoons vegetable glycerin
2 tablespoons rubbing alcohol, 70 percent
40 drops any essential oil like lavender
1/2 cup water
Pour all ingredients directly into a 4-ounce (or similar) spray bottle. Or mix in a bowl, using a small funnel to pour it into smaller 1-ounce spray bottles. The recipe multiplies well. Shake well right before use. Spritz about 10 sprays to cover the surface of the toilet bowl water. Proceed.
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