Natural Solutions for Stinky Poo

Not much is worse than stinking up the bathroom and having a friend walk in right after. (Okay, maybe running out of toilet paper, but still.)

Although everybody poops,†it†can be slightly embarrassing to publicize your darker smells and no one really†enjoys walking†into a smelly bathroom. Inevitably, measures†are often†taken to avoid subjecting your loved ones to faint-inducing whiffs. You may be in the habit of stashing some Febreeze in the cabinet, giving a spritz and calling it done, but Febreeze is not the answer.

Newsflash: in case you havenít heard, mainstream air freshening sprays are not the most wholesome products on the market. In fact, they are often loaded with some nasty ingredeints. Here are some nasties the Environmental Working Group†found in Americaís favorite air freshener:

-BHT (a known neurotoxin and powerful endocrine disruptor)

-acetaldehyde (a known carcinogen)

-ethyl acetate (toxic to the brain and nervous system)

-propylene glycol (associated with allergies as well as skin and eye irritation)

-phthalates (linked with childhood asthma and hormone disruption)

-among many othersÖ†

Do you really want to be spraying these things into the air you’re breathing? Heck no! Personally, Febreeze gives me an almost instant headache–an ominous sign. So what can you do? How can we avoid harmful chemicals while protecting ourselves from our own obtrusive walls of stink? Luckily, there are some natural ways to freshen up the bathroom air:

Get some Poo-pourri. If you want something easy, quick and whimsical, there are many natural bathroom sprays on the market that fit the bill. Both Poo-pourri (check out Party Pooper and Dťjŗ-Poo) and BlueIQ (responsible for enjoyable sprays such as No Shit Sherlock and Jack the Ripper) use various blends of essential oils to create an ambience that makes you forget all about the foul deeds that have just taken place.Plus, they are free of toxic chemicals, so you can feel great about using them.

Light a beeswax candle. While this may not be the most practical method if you are in a hurry to leave the house, itís great if you are going to be hanging out around the bathroom for a little while. Beeswax is a natural purifier of the air and has a subtle, honey-like scent that can be very pleasing. While it might not get rid of the stink as quickly as a spray, it does create a nice ambience. Perhaps light it before you get down to business, grab a good magazine and enjoy a supremely serene†bathroom experience.

Make your own spray. Itís actually pretty easy to make your own stinker spray. Simply mix a teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and around 40 drops of your favorite blend of essential oils in a three ounce spray bottle. Top it off with water, shake well and spray the stink away! Itís easy, cheap and highly effective. Plus, you can personalize the scent to suit your personality, your whims or the season!

Is your poo unnaturally stinky? Do you find yourself cringing, unable to tolerate your own smell? Don’t just mask it with a natural spray; try to get to the root cause. Odds are, your diet needs a tune up. Take a look at the foods you’re eating and try to make adjustments. If your problems persist, get some advice from a local professional. Truly awful smells emitting from your body could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition.

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Paulo R
Paulo R12 days ago

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Paulo R12 days ago

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Paulo R12 days ago

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Jim Ven
Jim V2 months ago

thanks

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Jim Ven
Jim V2 months ago

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Jerome S
Jerome S2 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Jerome S
Jerome S2 months ago

thanks for sharing.

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Carl R
Carl R2 months ago

Thanks!!!!

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heather g
heather g2 months ago

I use the extractor fan...

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Margie F
Margie F2 months ago

I do make my own. At least I know what is going into it.

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