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Homemade Toilet Spray

For Christmas last year, I decided to make {mostly} homemade bath products. I scoured the internet looking for the perfect recipes and ideas to make soaps, bath bombs, facial bars, and even toilet spray. While looking through a neat store in Montreal, I had found commercialized bottles of the stuff, and was intrigued. Rather than splurge the $10 on a small bottle, I did some internet research and came up with a couple of recipes to try an experiment with.

To be totally honest, I love the stuff. I made a spray bottle for the bathrooms at work, hoping the gentlemen would use it and subject the rest of the staff to less frequent nasal assault… after which some of them asked me to make them personal bottles. Of course, I obliged, and then included some smaller spray bottles in the christmas presented I gifted last year.

I buy my Boston spray bottles locally at Soap & More and I usually buy my essential oils from there, too. The ladies are super friendly and helpful, and they always have an awesome stock on hand.

Eucalyptus & Peppermint Toilet Spray
1 – 2ozĀ Boston bottle with spritzer
Witch Hazel
Distilled Water
10-20 drops of Eucalyptus Essential Oil
10 – 20 drops Peppermint Essential Oil

Fill bottle 2/3 full with distilled water. Add 10-20 drops of each essential oil, to preference. Fill remainder of bottle with witch hazel. Screw the spritzer on tight, and give the bottle a really good shake. That’s it!

I made neat labels using Illustrator, printed them out onto paper, and used my Xyron to apply adhesive to the back for easy application.

For the bottles I give out as presents, I also put a small label on with the directions:
“Have to go Number 2? Spritz 2-3 sprays, before you do!” I also usually add a small bit about spraying the surface of the toilet, some people don’t get it.