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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Life Hacks

Poo Poo Spray
Yes!  This works!  And…I know this because I tried it.  (EWWW!)  I kept seeing poo poo spray pop up for white elephant gifts and was so curious if it would really work.  Here is what I have found… by using essential oils and glycerine, it will basically create a layer on your toilet water, trapping the smell inside your toilet bowl!  I think this is great for travel when you have roommates or to have a little bottle in your bag so you can secretly spritz it when you are visiting a friend and have business to take care of!


I used a few oils I like (and I had around the house), so here was my recipe:

3 oz. distilled water
1 oz. denatured alcohol (Amazon has a qt. for $10.98:  Klean-Strip Green QKGA75003 Denatured Alcohol, 1-Quart)
25 drops of Doterra Lemon essential oil 
10 drops of Doterra Citrus Bliss essential oil
15 drops of Doterra  Wild Orange essential oil
      (I buy my oils from my Aunt Karen you can find her on Facebook under Bee Essentially Better
        or you can email her at beewellkaren@gmail.com)
1 tsp vegetable glycerine (You can get 4 oz. on Amazon for $2.99 here:NOW Foods Vegetable Glycerine, 4 Ounce)

Mix these ingredients together!  This blogger did mention that the alcohol is optional.  Many people on the blog mentioned you could use Vodka in place of the denatured alcohol for the same effect.  Regular Poo I did notice you need to shake the spray before every use.  I got pretty into it… even made a poem to print and stick to the bottle:

If you’re ever in a spot 
Where you might “smell” a lot…
Spray this BEFORE you fill your loo
And all your friends will thank you!

So... is it worth it to make... the original spray can be found here:

It is $9.99 for 2 oz. I would say I spent about $48 in oils, $3 in glycerin, $11 in denatured alcohol total $62.  BUT, I could easily make 15 5oz. batches... that is $.83 per oz versus $5 per oz. Since we plan to go #2 forever.. the initial investment was worth it!!!

Some other fun life hacks I found from this pin
Testing for new batteries
Drop your battery on your counter.  If it drops and then falls over (feels heavy) it is new.  If it bounces several times (feels empty) it is old!

Ironing over Shirt Buttons
It is a pain to iron around every button!  If you are in a hurry, turn over the shirt and iron over all of them!

Fix those broken pens!
If your pen isn’t working, before throwing it away… use a lighter to burn the tip.  (not too long, I did that once, melted the pen…oops!)  The lighter will melt any build up ink that has clogged the pen. 


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