Add alcohol and essential oils (EOs) to spray bottle. Shake well so that EOs are dispersed in the alcohol. Add in water and a few drops of low-sudsing castille soap.
To Use: Lift toilet seat. Shake bottle well. Spritz surface of water 5-6 times. Lower seat. Do remain seated for the entire performance. IMPORTANT: Please flush!
Eureka, eureka! It works, it works! After tinkering around with different percentages of water, alcohol and essential oils (and failed smelly attempts), I came up with this successful idea inspired by the product, "own the throne" with Poo-Pourri. It's a hoot to visit their site and appreciate a little toilet humor :)
This DIY recipe is super cheap to make in comparison. And, it works.
One of the caveats about room spray is that when you enter a bathroom, you get a whiff of both scents: that pleasant, clean smell of the room spray AND that smelly bacteria that's still lingering around. With this toilet spray, there's NO smell.
How does it work?
The essential oils and castille soap create a film over the top of the water. When the stool then propels with force into the bowl, it briefly penetrates the surface of the water before sinking to the bottom. The particles of oil and soap quickly snap back together on the surface of the water, preventing any bacteria from reacting with oxygen and creating a stench.
While plastic is OK to use, you should be aware that EOs do break down the plastic over time, so ideally a glass bottle is preferable.
As for EOs, there are many blends that you could use that work synergistically to kill bacteria. You can also try this other toilet spray recipe called Clean 'n' Fresh which uses a blend of Lemon, Lavender & Spearmint.
As always, Enjoy :)