Hello, pinners and crafters and DIYers,
Welcome to the February Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop, hosted by Erlene at My Pinterventures. The purpose of this Pinterest Challenge is to motivate all the participants of this hop (and YOU too) to not just pin, but to make it happen! This month, I chose to make DIM Did It Myself Poo Pourri spray Have you heard of Poo Pourri or maybe even used it at your house? My daughter Brennyn introduced our family to this miracle worker and we haven’t turned back since.
We have cans of other air fresheners in our bathrooms at home but Poo Pourri is different. Because it works differently. It’s a before you go freshener sprayed directly into the toilet ahead of time…if you get my drift. It creates a layer of film on the top of the water that traps odor under the surface. So it’s not ever released into the air. But don’t take my word for it, read more here on the official Poo Pourri site. Then hurry back so we can make some together!
DIM, Did It Myself: Pinspired Poo Pourri
I had been trying to decide on a project for this month’s Pinterest Challege when there was a little divine intervention in the online order pick up line at JC Penney’s.
And if that wasn’t hint enough…how ’bout this…
an industrial strength hint!
I don’t have to be hit in the head to recognize a powerful suggestion when I see one. So, DIM, Did It Myself Poo Pourri, it was! Here’s how I made it.
The pinspiration for this project came from this pin by Hip2Save. Please take a moment to visit that pin because the original pinner shares some darling tags you can add to your homemade poo pourri. I didn’t feel that it would be right for me to print her labels and add them to my spray, though, to share with you.
- small spray bottle(s) – I used 2 ounce bottles
- distilled water – I used the filtered water from my frig
- 1/2 tablespoon rubbing alcohol per 2 ounces
- 25 drops essential oil – I used 50, ha!
Guess I follow poo pourri recipes about as well as I do recipes for everything else. As far as the essential oil goes, I figured the more the merrier. If 25 drops is good, heck, 50 drops is even better!
- add 1/2 tablespoon of rubbing alcohol to bottle
- fill bottle with distilled water, leaving a little room at the top to be able to shake to mix contents
- add drops of essential oil, I used 25 drops of peppermint and 25 drops of eucalyptus
- screw on top of spray bottle and shake well
- last of all, as the folks at Charmin say: sit back, relax and enjoy the go!
Have you ever used Poo Pourri? Apparently it comes in a variety of fragrances and can be purchased JC Penney. Or for pennies, you can make your own like I did. According to this article about the 12 best bathroom air fresheners at Bustle.com, Poo Pourri comes in second. With the extra drops of essential oil I put in mine, I bet it might come in first!
If you are a blogger and would like to join next month’s #pinterestchallenge fun, please click here to sign-up ⇒ March Pinterest Challenge
Now let’s see what other things Pinterest inspired! Head over and visit the other hosts to see what they crafted, cooked, built, or tried!
Erlene – My Pinterventures • Jenny – Cookies Coffee and Crafts
Debbee – Debbee’s Buzz • Bri – Halfpint Design • Julie – Sum of their Stories
T’onna – Sew Crafty Crochet • Beverly – Across the Boulevard • Debra – Shoppe No. 5
Roseann – This Autoimmune Life • Cherryl – Farm Girl Reformed
Leslie – Once Upon a Time & Happily Ever After • Kelley – Simply Inspired Meals
Lydia – Lydia’s Flexitarian Kitchen •Joanne – Our Unschooling Journey
Kristie – Teadoddles • Gail – Purple Hues and Me • Ashley – Emory Farm
Kristie – Love My Little Cottage • Crissy – First Day of Home
Habiba – Craftify My Love • Marie – The Inspiration Vault • Emily – Domestic Deadline
Lauren – Mom Home Guide • Maria – Simple Nature Decor
Alexandra – Eye Love Knots • Lynne – My Family Thyme
Marci – Stone Cottage Adventures • Terrie – Decorate & More with Tip
Susan – SuzerSpace • Kim – Kimspired DIY • Pili – My Sweet Things
Kelli – K’s Olympic Nest • Erin – The DIY Nuts • Shirley – Intelligent Domestications
Pinterest Inspired Projects
Have a peaceful weekend, friends! We are forecast to get snow tonight and tomorrow morning…WHAT? And again toward the end of the week and Saturday. Not sure that groundhog knew what he was doing earlier this month.
Thank you for spending a few moments here with me.