Before You Go Odor Control Toilet Bowl Mist

Picture this: A hip, buzz-worthy spray that's like a force field for your toilet bowl, standing guard before you attend to nature's call. This unique spray isn't your usual air freshener; it's more like a perfumed lotion light enough to dance on water. When you spritz this magic into the bowl, it creates a waxy film that unleashes an army of aromatic molecules from essential oils. Their mission? To vanquish the - let's face it - less than pleasant fragrances that your 'business' might release. (Yes, we're talking about poop smells!)

If you're swift with your business and flush quickly, the air will be filled with the delightful notes of lemongrass, sweet orange, bergamot, and grapefruit, rather than the awkward, nose-wrinkling alternative.

After examining the famous brand's spray on my hand, a light bulb went off and I embarked on a quest to create my own 'Eau de Toilette' (pun intended). The exact ingredient list of the famous concoction is as elusive as a unicorn, but I reckon I've come pretty close. Unlike other copycat recipes floating around the internet, mine actually uses an emulsifier with an oil/water formula. Because, you see, you need this oil and water emulsion to form the thin film that locks down any funky smells.

I roped in a few brave souls to test my creation, and the reviews were as sparkling as a freshly cleaned toilet bowl! Success!!! So, without further ado, here's my recipe for 'Before You Go Odor Control Toilet Bowl Mist'.

You will need the following ingredients. Most of them can be purchased from Mountain Rose Herbs.

1 tablespoon of Fractioned Coconut Oil or another light carrier oil (shop here)
1 teaspoon of Vegetable Glycerine (shop here)
1/4 teaspoon Stearic Acid (shop here)
1 teaspoon Emulsifying Wax (shop here)
1/2 cup of distilled water
1 teaspoon lemongrass essential oil (shop here)
1/2 teaspoon sweet orange essential oil (shop here)
1/2 teaspoon bergamot essential oil (shop here)
1/4 teaspoon grapefruit essential oil (shop here)

Place the fractionated coconut oil, vegetable glycerine, stearic acid, emulsifying wax and distilled water in a 4 cup capacity glass measuring cup.  Place the measuring cup in a pot that has several inches of simmering water.  Bring the ingredients up to 160 degrees F and keep at that temperature for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Once the mixture is emulsified, carefully remove the glass measuring cup from the pot of water.  Using a hand mixer with a whisk attachment, whisk the liquid for ten minutes to cool it down.  When the mixture has cooled to below 100 degrees F, add in the essential oils and continue to whisk for another 5 minutes.  You should have a thin liquid. Pour the mixture into a sanitized glass spray bottle.

Here is a little demo of how this spray works.  The photo above shows a bowl filled with plain water.

After spraying the mixture five times onto the top of the water, you will notice a film forms. You will also notice the wonderful aroma that floats up into the air.

It is the magical aromatic film that keeps the bathroom smelling so wonderful.  Avoid spraying the formula on your skin or your eyes.  Avoid spraying on the floor as it may become slippery.

How did we ever get along without such a product? Especially in single bathroom homes!!!

Shannon Buck