|Posted by Bee & John on February 7, 2015 at 1:30 AM|
Ok... this is a food blog right... and you don't talk about ... um... (whispers.....) odours from the loo (normal voice) in the middle of talking about food right?
Well... I'm not going to talk about FOOD... but I will talk about the other.
First - some background. While John actually watched the Superbowl recently (alone!!) couldn't wait to watch the rather entertaining ads that they put together for the main event. I clicked onto a YouTube collection of them and I was enjoying the satire ad about a pre-poo spray on one particular ad... and it wasn't until it finished that I realised it was an ACTUAL ads... BEFORE they show the clip.
It was this lady on the loo... talking about.. um... odours. It was funny actually, and you might have seen it as I have seen it before other clips too. To cut a long story (and ad!) short, their premis is, that if you spray their fragrance INTO the loo, it has an oil that traps any odours at the base (no pun intended... but pretty good eh?) so no odours "escape" to make any smells.
I thought two thoughts simutaniously... "what a great idea"! And.... "I can do that!!".
I whipped it up and have been trialling it all week. It works WELL. Better than any "after odour" spray and actually helps keep the toilet bowl cleaner too!
2 or 3 sprays INTO the bowl BEFORE the big event actually DOES trap the odours! (Learn from me - lift the lid before you spray or you'll get a wet seat :-/ )
The little bit of oil does keep the fragrance sitting on top of the water, and what's more... the tiny bit of oily spray that stays on the wall of the bowl seems to stop ...um... "anything" .... from sticking.
How can you mix oil and water? Actually very easily, it emulsifies (mixes) when there is alcohol added. Now I don't intend for you to use your favourite vodka!! You can buy rubbing/antiseptic alcohol at the supermarket or chemist - and a little known fact is... Metholayted spirits is an alcohol too!! They are both "denatured" (basically... makes them nasty to drink) but they ARE redily available and cheapish, alcohol.
Odour-Bee-Gone pre-toilet spray
1 spray bottle (big or small... as long as it sprays)