Poo-Pourri Before You Go Toilet Spray – A seriously genius product!
I first came across Poo-Pourri on Amazon last holiday season when it was being advertised on one of their lightning deals where most product are about 20% below their normal retail price. The title is catchy, the bottle packaging is pretty, and the product claim honestly made me curious. This is their unforgettable catch phrase: “Spritz the Bowl Before-You-Go and No One Else Will Ever Know!” Then I started noticing the commercials on TV with a beautiful spokesmodel with perfectly coiffed hair and an English accent.
I researched the product a little more before purchasing it to better understand how it works. Amazon’s product description and the brand’s website stated that Poo-Pourri is a pure blend of natural essential oils. When spritzed into the toilet bowl (before using the toilet!), the products natural oil blend creates a film on the surface of the water. This creates a barrier which traps odor under the surface – allowing only the scent of Poo-Pourri to stand out. It comes in about 30 different varieties of scents and various sizes ranging from a mini travel size 2 oz spray bottle, all the way to a 16 oz family size bottle.
All the reviews I came across were very positive – the Amazon listing for this product actually has over 7000 reviews, and Poo-Pourri is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars. That’s really impressive in my opinion! I thought no harm could be done even if the product didn’t work as well as the reviewers were suggesting when it came to masking odors – for the very least I could use it as an air freshener. The big decision was trying to first decipher their scents (as they all have cool and unusual names), then selecting which specific one I wanted to try. I came across the following info on the web which I found pretty useful. Though this list doesn’t cover all 30 plus different scents, it had enough options for me to try my first scent. I ended up getting the original which is a mild citrusy blend.
Call of the Wild – Wild Ruby Red Grapefruit
Crap Shooter – Cassis, Citrus Peel, Fir
Daisy Doo – Spring Flowers
Deja Poo – White flowers, and Citrus
Doody Free – Basil, Mandarin and Mint
Dr. Potts Proven Potty Potion – Tea Tree, Rosemary, and Lavender
Extra Mint – Mint
Heaven Scent – White Jasmine Florals
Heavy Doody – Neroli, Sandlewood and Seasalt
Nature’s Call – Organic Citrus Fresh blend of Lemongrass, Orange, and Grapefruit
No. 2 – Sweet Bouquet of Mandarin, Bergamot and Orange Enhanced by Hints of Peaches and Berries
Original -A Citrus Fresh blend of Lemongrass, Bergamot, Grapefruit
OMG! Shh…It happens – Fresh Grapefruit
Royal Flush – Fresh essence of Eucalyptus works in synergy with Spearmint
Trap-A-Crap – SECRET blend of natural essential oils
Super Dooper Pooper (Pink) – Grapefruit, Orange and Ylang-ylang
After trying it once, I was totally hooked! The product seriously works wonders if you have a toilet which gets high traffic. Even if that’s not the case, spritzing it seriously makes your bathroom smell like a relaxing spa. I’ve also tried the Heaven Scent which is really sweet and flowery, jasmine to be exact. Definitely smells extremely feminine, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing! If you want to try them out, Amazon has literally all their scents available in various sizes – plus I like their return policy just in case a scent happened to be too strong or unpleasant. I have also seen a couple of varies in CVS stores.