DIY Bathroom Spray

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Part of my journey to a healthier and toxic-free life is figuring out ways to replace the toxic products in my home. That means finder non-toxic replacements or even making my own. In the past, we used Febreze a lot in the bathroom at home. Let me tell you that it is toxic stuff! Air fresheners can contain some pretty serious chemical like phthalates, which can disrupt hormones and cause reproductive harm. After no luck when searching for a toxic-free replacement, I decided to make my own. And it works just as well to cover up the smells! If you have every used or heard of Poo-Pourri, this is a copy cat version. You only need a few things! See below for the how-to.

What you need:

– A 3oz. or 4 oz. glass or stainless steel spray bottle (Don’t use plastic because the chemicals can leach out of the plastic and into the spray. Essential oils can also break down the plastic.)

– 2 TBS Witch Hazel (This helps the oils and water to mix. Don’t worry, you cant smell it once its mixed)

– 10 drops of Lavender essential oil (or any oil you choose)

– 5 drops of Lemon essential oil (or any oil of choice)

– Distilled water


1. Put 2 TBS of witch hazel in bottle.

2. Add essential oils

3. Top with distilled water

4. Shake before use

That’s it! Feel free to mix essential oils to your liking. I’ve heard of people using vodka in place of the witch hazel. Not sure how that would smell but if you have it laying around, maybe give it a try!

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Kathy Wire says:

    Yes! I use a combination of vodka and witch hazel. My EOs are clove, orange, and peppermint. Lavender and lemon sounds delightful.

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    1. Ooh! That combo sounds so nice!!

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  2. Febreze made me feel really nauseous when I was sick.

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    1. Yes, I can believe it! It’s so bad for you!


  3. Chris says:

    I love to see that more and more people recognize the toxicity in our environment.
    Thank you for sharing this great recipe. I have been on the same quest — getting away from toxins and fake, harmful substances in my family’s life.
    I love Young Living too.

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    1. Yes, I think it is very important and unfortunately a lot of people are still unaware of the toxicity! Young Living is the best! 🙂 Thank you for reading and commenting!


  4. This is a cool idea! Does the Witch Hazel help the essential oils mix with the water? I’ll have to give this a try!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, since oil and water don’t mix the alcohol helps them to mix together 🙂
      Thank you for reading and commenting!

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