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Get a whiff of this: DIY bathroom spray

Another alternative to isopropyl alcohol as a sanitizer is hydrogen peroxide, or H2O2. Hydrogen peroxide is inexpensive, it cleans minor wounds to prevent infection, and it does not sting as much as rubbing alcohol.

Get a whiff of this: DIY bathroom spray

Can we take a moment to clear the air? Bathroom odours can be stinky. Sometimes there’s no way around making your business somebody else’s business—until now.

Stop bathroom odours before they get embarrassing with this awesome DIY bathroom spray. Whether you’re home alone, sharing a hotel room, or hosting a dinner party, spritz this toilet spray before you go to block those bowl-bouncing odours.  

DIY bathroom spray supplies

120 ml spray bottle

2 teaspoons vegetable glycerin

3 teaspoons rubbing alcohol (also known as isopropyl alcohol) Use hydrogen peroxide of H202. It’s inexpensive and widely available and is a sanitizer. It cleans minor wounds to prevent infection and it doesn’t sting as much as rubbing alcohol J

100 ml distilled water

1 teaspoon Thieves® Household Cleaner

30-40 drops essential oils*

*Try Lavender and Eucalyptus Radiata, but feel free to mix and match your favourite scents. For more ideas, check out the list at the end of this blog.

How to make DIY bathroom spray

  1. Combine essential oils and vegetable glycerin in spray bottle.
  2. Add rubbing alcohol and Thieves Household Cleaner; mix well.
  3. Fill to the top with distilled water.
  4. Shake well until thoroughly combined.

To use:

  1. Shake well before using to make sure oils are fully incorporated.
  2. Spray 3-6 times into the toilet bowl before you go.
  3. Do your business and flush as usual J


Good to know before you go

You can bet your bottom dollar there’s science behind this smell stopper! The ingredients in this DIY toilet spray create a barrier on the surface of the water, so odours can’t break free. Vegetable glycerin and rubbing alcohol act as stabilizers to help the essential oils and water mix. Thieves Household Cleaner’s gentle surfactant—that’s fancy for “substance that reduces the surface tension of a liquid”—helps keep the toilet bowl clean and acts as a second line of defence against stray smells.

Next time you answer nature’s call, prep the toilet with our homemade version of the popular toilet spray. You’ll block bothersome bathroom odours faster than you can say, “Fresh as a daisy!”


DIY bathroom spray essential oil combinations


orange oil

peppermint oil

tangerine oil

It’s true. Essential oils make the best air fresheners. That’s why we used them in our odor-bustin’ DIY toilet spray. The recipe also calls for Thieves Household Cleaner—a product with more DIY options than you have surfaces to clean!

Which oils will you use to keep your bathroom fresh?