Thursday 16 August 2012

poo poo deodorizer, ah ya That's what I said!

The Oil Magic Trick That Hides Number too

Given everything we know about the harmfulness of the ingredients in almost all store-bought air fresheners: Including phthalates that affect hormones, formaldehyde and petroleum distillates, and other VOCs that can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems, here is a most excellent post on how to rid the throne of that embarrassing odor.
So don’t just cover stinky poo with even MORE stinky toxins. Pick up eucalyptus oil or peppermint essential oil and use teensy-tinsy amounts that pack a huge poo-fighting punch instead. Just as a reminder, you can buy eucalyptus oil on the cheap at just about any local natural foods store – it’s not hard to find!

The Oil Magic Trick that Hides #2

How many of you work with other people? Raise your hands.
How many of you live in close quarters with other people? Raise your hands.
How many of you find yourself in a public place now and then? Raise your hands.
Okay. You should all have raised hands at this point, which means you can’t scroll down anymore. So put your hands down.
Thank you.

The real kind.
The stinky kind.
The kind you don’t want anyone to know about.
I have exciting news. I have something you can do to get rid of evidence of #2!

It works, people. It really, really works. It doesn’t just halfheartedly mask odors (or toxic up the quality of your air) like bathroom sprays do. It traps them before they can even become an issue. It’s fresh and clean as the morning breeze.
And nontoxic, so you’re not putting anything (but your own, um, issues) into the water supply.
AND it’ll only cost you – at most – $5 for a bottle that’ll last months.

Eucalyptus Oil For Preventative Bathroom Measures

That’s right. Eucalyptus oil.
Two to three drops in your toilet water, before doing your business, will nearly completely eliminate any odorous evidence that you’ve done anything.

How to Use Essential Oil to Cover Your Tracks

  • Before sitting on the toilet, place 2-3 drops of oil into the water in the bowl
  • Do, you know, it
  • Flush
  • Walk out of the bathroom, confident that you’ve left no evidence of what you did in there
Now, of course sometimes you (or your husband, who I’m very certain is probably going to be encouraged to use this the most) will overpower the abilities of the oil to some degree. But those times will probably only be after a Indian food binge – and you’ll feel so terrible anyway, it’s not like you’ll be in public. 
And – you don’t HAVE to use eucalyptus. Peppermint, lemon, wintergreen … any relatively fresh and clean scented essential oil will do the trick. Heck, you could even mix some to tailor to your preferred scent.
 Using eucalyptus oil is the example because a) it’s the strongest-smelling essential oil I know, b) it smells to me like a bathroom SHOULD smell, c) I like to spell out the word eucalyptus and d) it’s one of the least expensive essential oils.

Why This Is the Coolest Weird Trick Ever

These bottles are SO small, you can hide them anywhere:
  • Tuck a bottle in your purse for on-the-go emergencies
  • Keep a bottle in your desk drawer for unfortunate workday calls
  • Tape a bottle to your husband so he doesn’t forget
  • Tuck a bottle on the back of your toilet or bathroom cabinet 

(PS – Eucalyptus oil should never be ingested, so keep out of the reach of your little ones.)

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due

I did not come up with this idea all by myself. Crunchy Betty is my "Natural Blog post queen", this is her very, interesting idea! I love sharing her ideas, thanks Betty!

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