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Last Updated on August 9, 2023 by Kiersten James

Keep those clean vibes coming with this easy DIY bathroom freshening spray made with essential oils and all natural ingredients.

My nose is absolutely my worst enemy.

I don’t want to smell last night’s dinner, the litter box, the garbage, the dog bed, stale closets, or remnants of whoever blew up the bathroom last.


I keep small amber spray bottles in all of our bathrooms to help everyone feel comfortable AND maintain that clean, sanitary air I continuously long for.

Label The Bottle If You Must

There is no label on my bottles on purpose.

I personally don’t feel like it’s necessary to advertise a “POOP SPRAY” when it’s clearly sitting on the back of the toilet.

Most people will use it with or without the sticker. Trust me.

Bathroom Freshening Spray Ingredients

Witch hazel

Witch hazel allows the oils to combine with the water more evenly. This promotes even, scent-packed sprays every time you need to use it.

Distilled water

Any time water is involved as an ingredient for extended periods of time, rancidity is a concern. Using distilled water helps prevent any contamination of the spray.

Although tap and filtered water are not harmful for us to drink, tiny micro pathogens multiply when water sits idle for weeks.

Distilled water improves shelf life by lengthening the time before spoilage occurs.

Essential oils

Essential oils channel natural scents of the seasons with all of their added therapeutic benefits.

Vitamin E oil

Vitamin E oil acts as a preservative to prevent spoilage and is a common ingredient in many natural personal or home products.

What You’ll Need to Make a Bathroom Freshening Spray

  • 2 ounce PET plastic or amber glass spray bottle
  • 1 ounce witch hazel
  • Distilled water
  • 10 drops vitamin E oil
  • Essential Oils
  • Stainless steel funnel (optional)


  1. Add witch hazel, vitamin E, and essential oils to the spray bottle. A funnel makes this easier but totally isn’t necessary.
  2. Fill the rest of the spray bottle with distilled water.
  3. Shake to combine.
  4. Spray a few times into the toilet bowl before you go to the bathroom and into the air before exiting.
  5. Change scent blends monthly or as desired.

Seasonal Essential Oil Blends

There are several combinations of essential oils that can be used for this DIY poop spray depending on personal preference. I’ve tried them all and rotate them out based on the season.

Spring Floral Blend

  • 12 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 8 drops cedarwood essential oil
  • 6 drops geranium essential oil

Summer Citrus Blend

  • 10 drops lemon essential oil
  • 10 drops orange essential oil
  • 10 drops grapefruit essential oil

Fall Spice Blend

  • 10 drops cinnamon essential oil
  • 8 drops nutmeg essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil
  • 5 drops ginger essential oil

Winter Forest Blend

  • 10 drops cypress essential oil
  • 10 drops juniper berry essential oil
  • 5 drops pine or silver fir essential oil

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