DIY U-No-Poo-Pourri

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One of my favorite Weasley Wizard WheezesTM Product name is the U-NO-POOTM . I have been cackling about that for a few years now (since 2009). Every time I hear the advert for it on the audio book I start to snicker like crazy. To put it bluntly, it amuses me, so I tried to figure out a way to make something with it.

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“Why are you worrying about YOU-KNOW-WHO?
You should be worrying about U-NO-POOTM
The constipation sensation that’s gripping the nation!”

Advertisement poster in the window of Weasley’s Wizard WheezesTM

-Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince TM

In the advertisement at WWoHP in Orlando, FL, the sign on the Weasleys’ shop says “this is a product of Weasleys’ Wizard WheezesTM that causes constipation in the unknowing taker. The pills can be mashed up and mixed in food or drink.” WWoHP sells it as a candy, which is chocolate pieces with a green candy-coated shell.

https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/things-to-do/shopping/weasleys-wizard-wheezes

Side note:

For my 35th birthday a friend got me a Squatty Potty, it was the best gag gift ever. OK, I wanted one. Since we have an odd sense of humor, she went out of her way to paint it up royally for me. It got bedazzled with green and silver gems, with green and silver paint. She even did the U-NO-POOTM ad in calligraphy on top going around the edge, and some parts glow in the dark. It was so amazing! Since it is used regularly, it needs to have the paint touched up and the gems have to be put back on, but that is a project for another time. I will do a future post about how I had to re-paint and decorate it. This is still in process.

Didn’t she do an amazing job?!

Anyway, along with my new bathroom throne of glory, I had to have the fancy Poo-Pourri aroma spray as well. The name brand stuff is nice and all, but wow, is it $$! I found a bunch a recipes on line, which are way cheaper. I already had all of the ingredients at home, so I decided to make some of my own.


The way the Poo-pourri and our DIY versions work and what they do:

The essential oils in the mix create a barrier on the top of the water preventing odors from rising up from the bowl. Anything *ahem* you do will be concealed. Resulting in a fresh aroma and not make you or the next person’s nostrils quiver.

Lift the toilet lid

Spray4-6 spritzes onto the water surface

Use

Flush

It is that simple

The ingredients in the mix as well as the original store brand are very similar and, in fact, some are the same as in commercial chemical cleaners and deodorizers. It should be safe for your septic tank and plumbing.

Now please note this does not take the place of cleaning, it just makes it more pleasant while you are taking care of nature’s call.

I used these beautiful glass spray bottles because, A. they are green (my favorite color) and that made it a win for me, and B. it is the same color as the candy U-NO-POOTM they sell at the WWoHP in Orlando, FL. You can use plastic spray bottles as well for traveling.

They do not take a lot of time to make. In fact, creating the label took the most time. I am so lucky that my fella Joe does all my label tweaking and artwork. I wanted it to look like the U-NO-POOTM from WWoHP, but I didn’t need it to be the original. I wanted the shape and name of course, plus the direction label needed to be made. He cleaned up the design a little bit, popped the color and deleted and added the text I wanted. The labels I made are for a 2oz bottle, but the files can be sized to your specifications. I used Cricut Design space to print and cut the file on sticker paper, but you can easily cut out by hand.

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Front
Back

Supplies needed

spray bottles

sticker paper for labels Or printable vinyl

scissors

rubbing alcohol/witch hazel

dish soap/castile soap/vegetable glycerin

Essential oils

distilled/purified bottled water

food coloring (optional) NOTE If the bowl has chips or porous areas, food Coloring MAY leave a reside in the bowl.

funnel

measuring spoons/cup

Now, depending on your bottle size, each recipe can be doubled or halved, I would recommend a small batch first to see if this recipe does the job you want it to. Any recipe that calls for vodka can be substituted with rubbing alcohol of any % in its place instead. A. It would be a cheaper mix! B. Kids can make it without having to mess with adult alcohol. But if you only have vodka around it will work just fine. The alcohol’s function is to keep bacteria and such from growing in your bottle. That’s why I would suggest using distilled/purified bottled water to avoid possible contaminants from tap water. If you don’t have access to the bottled water, simply boil tap water on the stove and allow it to cool before adding to the recipe. Note that some recipes call for witch hazel instead of alcohol.

This one has pumpkin and chocolate- great for soaps/lotions

There are several different recipes that you can use to make your own spray. I have tried two of them thus far and they both seem to work really well. With the basic recipe you can go in any direction.

The food coloring is optional and can be added at the end to any recipe. It just give you a clearer view of the spray in the bowl.

I will leave a list below and you can tweak the scents to your own fancy. Any combination of oils will work, it just depends on what you like. I’m listing some of my favorite oil combinations, but really the combinations are endless; it all just depends on your taste.

  • orange, ginger, and sage
  • lime and sage
  • lavender and mint
  • lemon, peppermint, and lavender
  • orange, spruce, and pine needle
  • cinnamon, peppermint, and lemon
  • orange, lemon, and fir
  • orange, clove, and rosemary
  • lavender, cedar wood, orange, vetiver, and jasmine

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Recipes

#1

This one seemed REALLY thin, works and smells good, and is a quick and simple starter formula.

2oz spray bottle

10 drops of essential oil (any combination)

1 Tablespoon of rubbing alcohol (any % alcohol will work)

mix well

top off with water

#2

This one is a little thicker and appears to cling to the water surface better.

2oz spray bottle

15 drops of essential oil (any combinations)

½ teaspoon of vodka/rubbing alcohol

½ teaspoon of dish soap/Castile soap

mix well

top off with water

#3

This one is a little thicker and appears to cling to the water surface better.

2oz spray bottle

1 teaspoon vegetable glycerin or dish soap

1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol

15 drops of essential oil (any combination)

mix well

top off with water

#4

This one is thin, works and smells good, and is yet another quick and simple starter formula.

2 oz spray bottle

1oz witch hazel

1 tablespoon vegetable glycerin

15 drops of essential oil (any combination)

mix well

top off with water

#5

I haven’t tried this one yet, but seems like this would be the preferred one for my next batch

1 ½ oz witch hazel

½ teaspoon dish soap/Castile soap

¼ teaspoon baking soda

35-40 drops of essential oil (any combination)

mix well

top off with water

Apply the label last and be sure the lid is secure so it doesn’t leak!

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Cheers, Sarah!

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