Natural toilet freshener: 9 Homemade Toilet Deodorizers and Fresheners


9 Homemade Toilet Deodorizers and Fresheners

Natural DIY Toilet Deodorizer Recipes

Stinky toilet bowls? There are some easy homemade solutions for that. Here are some natural homemade toilet deodorizers which not only freshen your toilet bowls but can also help in killing bacteria, removing hard water stains, and even eliminating mold.

1.  Toilet Freshener Tabs

With only 4 ingredients, these toilet freshener tabs might just become your go-to for a quick toilet clean. They help prevent hard water stains, neutralize odors, and leave things smelling fresh.


  • 1 1/3 cup baking soda
  • Fragrance or essential oil (I just used some home fragrance oil I had) – about 20-30 drops
  • 1/2 cup citric acid
  • Spray bottle filled with water
  • Silicone molds or larger ice cube trays


2.  DIY Poo Pourri

If you’ve ever used the store-bought Poo Pourri before, you know how well it works for masking the smell of a number two. Well, this DIY Poo Pourri works just as well, you can customize the scent, and it’s cheap to make!


  • 2 Oz Glass spray bottle
  • 16 Drops Essential oil(s) of your choice (recommendations found in full instructions)
  • 1 Tablespoon Rubbing alcohol
  • Distilled water


3. Fizzy Toilet Fresheners

These DIY toilet bombs will let off a nice fizz when you drop them in the toilet which helps with the cleaning process. The ingredients in these fresheners help remove stains and their scent will freshen the entire bathroom.


  • 1/2 cup Sodium Bicarbonate
  • 1/4 cup Citric Acid
  • Witch Hazel
  • 12 mL Lemon Essential Oil
  • 6 mL Peppermint Essential Oil, 2nd Distill
  • Droppers
  • Spiral Flower Wax Tart Mold
  • Optional: Tall 8 oz. Plastic Bail Jar


4.   2-Ingredient Foaming Toilet Deodorizer

We’re lacking images for this foaming toilet deodorizer but I’m sure you can imagine what a foaming toilet looks like. The foam from the baking soda and vinegar will help disinfect your toilet and remove stains.


  • Baking Soda
  • White Distilled Vinegar


5. 2-Ingredient Multi-Purpose Deodorizer

This is another very simple DIY toilet bowl cleaner which can also be used to freshen many other areas around the house. Just sprinkle it in the toilet, brush it around, and let it sit for a quick clean.


  • 4 Cups Baking soda
  • 20 Drops Essential oil


6. Alcohol-Free DIY Poo Pourri

Here’s another natural toilet deodorizer that’s very similar to Poo Pourri. The difference between this one and the one above is that this one uses witch hazel instead of rubbing alcohol and distilled water. The creator says the witch hazel allows the essential oils to mix better.


  • Lavender essential oil
  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Bergamot essential oil
  • 2 oz witch hazel
  • 4 oz dark glass spray bottle


7. No-Scrub DIY Toilet Bombs

If you hate scrubbing your toilet, these DIY toilet freshener bombs may be the answer. They require no scrubbing at all and they’ll freshen up odors and remove stains, bacteria, and even mold.


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 cup cream of tartar
  • 2 T hydrogen peroxide
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil


8. Blue Toilet Bombs

These toilet bombs could be mistaken for bath bombs if you’re not careful! The ingredients are similar to all the other recipes above except that these bombs contain blue mica mineral powder which will turn the toilet water a fun blue color.


  • 1 cup Baking soda
  • ½ cup Citric acid
  • 1 tbsp. Hydrogen peroxide
  • ½ tsp. Vinegar (Here’s the best kinds of vinegar to clean with.)
  • 20 Drops peppermint essential oil
  • Blue mica natural mineral powder (optional)


9. 3-Ingredient Toilet Bombs

Last but not least, these 3-ingredient homemade toilet freshener bombs utilize dish liquid for extra cleaning power. According to the creator, they can also be used as DIY dish detergent bombs.


  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1/4 citric acid
  • 1 tablespoon dish liquid (any brand)


Final Thoughts

Many of these natural homemade toilet deodorizers use very similar ingredients with just slight changes. Hopefully, with all the options to choose from, you found one with ingredients that you like and possibly already have at home!

If you’ve realized after reading this list that you don’t really want to go through the trouble of making homemade toilet bombs yourself, don’t fret! You can still enjoy easy toilet cleaning with the toilet cleaner bombs on Amazon.

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How To Make A Natural And Effective Toilet Odor Spray

Stop unpleasant bathroom odors in their tracks with this quick and easy DIY.

A few years back, I received an email from a reader asking if I knew how to make a homemade version of the popular “Poo-Pourri” bathroom spray. In case you’ve never of Poo-Pourri before, it’s a spray containing a proprietary blend of essential oils that can help eliminate unpleasant bathroom odors.

This spray is somewhat unique, because unlike air fresheners and other deodorizing sprays, you spray it directly into your toilet. This creates a thin film of oil on top of the water, which acts as a vapor barrier to effectively trap odors. Pretty neat, right?

I was sure I could create a homemade version that worked just as well as the name brand variety, so I did just that!

To put my formula to the test, I gave a bottle of it to a friend who put it in the men’s bathroom at his office. A couple weeks later, he reported back that the men in his office all said they wanted their own to use at home (which is about the highest praise I could have hoped for!) 🙂

Not only is this spray effective at controlling unpleasant bathroom odors, but it couldn’t be easier to make! Here’s how you can whip up your very own “No. 2” toilet odor spray at home.

How To Make A DIY “No. 2” Toilet Odor Spray

You’ll need:

50 drops Simple Clean Essential Oil Blend*
~4 ounces witch hazel
Small glass spray bottle

*Note: My original formula featured lemon, grapefruit, and bergamot essential oils, but I recently started using Simple Clean instead. If you don’t have it on hand or it isn’t available, you can use 25 drops of lemon oil and 25 drops of eucalyptus oil instead.


Remove the spray top from the bottle and add the essential oils, with the help of a small funnel if necessary.

Fill the rest of the bottle with witch hazel, then replace the spray top and shake to combine.

I turned the label pictured here into a downloadable PDF file so that you can use it too! To download the label, just click the button in the box below.

No. 2 Spray Label

Download a label for your No. 2 Spray here! Just print it out, cut it down to size, and apply it to your spray bottle.