I got quite the laugh this morning while reading the most recent issue of The Raindrop Messenger, the official newsletter of The Center for Aromatherapy Research and Education, Inc. (CARE). It contains an article entitled “APPLIED POO-ROMATHERAPY FOR HOME & OFFICE” that gives a recipe for making POO-ROMATHERAPY Spray! The spray serves as an air freshener and cleanser rolled into one… a great combination wouldn’t you say!!! Gotta LOVE our oils, right?
Since I already carry a bottle of our Thieves Spray in my purse and always use it to spray shopping cart handles when I go shopping I’m halfway there. I’m considering trying to make it with Purification as well, which is known for eliminating (not covering up) odors and have found it works great on STINKY feet and SNEAKERS!! Whew!!!! All I’ll need to do is decide which oil to add and then give it a spritz here and there as needed. Since carrying the Thieves Spray bottle in my purse I no longer cringe to think about what’s on the shopping cart handles… I just spritz my hands or the handle and am assured that I’ve just cleansed it. With this new information now I have an additional use for my spray … as an air freshener for those times when a “courtesy flush” might be needed.
Dr. David Stewart is also author of book “THE CHEMISTRY OF ESSENTIAL OILS MADE SIMPLE”… an amazing read and one I highly recommend you purchase for the vast wealth of information on essential oils it provides.
APPLIED POO-ROMATHERAPY FOR HOME & OFFICE
by David Stewart, PhD
Most bathrooms and public restrooms have some sort of air freshener to mitigate the odor of feces. Canisters of perfumed aerosol sprays are often provided. But “after-the-fact” air fresheners don’t always completely cover or eliminate the evidence of your visit. It is a fact that we all have to empty our bowels on a regular basis and that doing so usually results in an unpleasant, embarrassing aroma that can linger after we have made our exodus.
To address this ubiquitous experience of the human condition, there is an interesting youtube site you may visit. Its address is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKLnhuzh9uY. This website promotes a product called: “PooPourie” that prevents minute molecules of excrement from distributing themselves throughout the space of the bathroom (and sometimes beyond) whose lingering presence can be noted by the nose of subsequent visitors.
PooPourie is a fragrant product in an aerosol can that the manufacturers say is composed of essential oils that you spray in the toilet bowl on the surface of the water, BEFORE you do your business. The theory is that as you are making your contribution(s) to the receiving bowl, they first fall and sink below the water surface. Since the water surface is covered with a layer of fragrant oil from the PooPouri Spray, the odors from below cannot penetrate upwards, being trapped below.
The normally aggressive molecules of excrement rise from below, as they normally do, but instead of escaping and saturating the room with their fecal foulness, they instead bump up against the pleasant smelling oil molecules floating on the surface, propelling them into the air instead, to be experienced as a pleasant sweet aroma.
YOUR OWN BOTTLE OF POO-ROMATHERAPY SPRAY
We don’t know the origin or quality of the essential oils used in a PooPourie canister, nor have we actually tried their brand, but we decided to apply this idea with Young Living products. We took a bottle of Thieves Spray (item #3265), which was about two-thirds full, and added enough Young Living Lavender to fill it. We call it “Poo-Romatherapy Spray.”
We then began our experiment. When anyone in our office uses the bathroom for fecal purposes, they first apply 5 or 6 squirts of Thieves/lavender oil from the poo-romatherapy bottle to the surface of the water in the bowl. They then do their business, before, during, and following of which, they take note of the atmosphere. I have also carried Poo-Romatherapy
Spray with me elsewhere, applying it in several public bathrooms as I traveled.
It was amazing. Whereas, in our office, we normally spray an air freshner of Spearmint and Cinnamon oils after each visit, it is no longer necessary when we first coat the surface of the toilet water with 5 or 6 squirts of Poo-Romatherapy Spray. It works. It really does seem to block the escape of undesirable microparticles into the air, but instead, exchanges their stench with a pleasant spicy/floral aroma. The blend of Thieves, which contains Clove Oil, also slightly numbs the nose while [cleansing] the air.
Furthermore, since flushing an open toilet is known to splash microscopic particles of feces into the air that can contaminate toothbrushes, towels, and other toilet items, the covering of the toilet water surface with a layer of Thieves and Lavender not only reduces the smell, but may also eliminate the invisible traces of fecal matter that can fly into the air. In fact, flushing with essential oils floating on the water surface propels a puff of pleasant fragrance into the air, freshening and cleansing the atmosphere in the room. Using Poo-Romatherapy spray works before, during, and after ones duties on the throne. It is not only non-toxic, but is actually healthy and beneficial for whomever sits in the ruling position for the moment.
We plan to experiment further by adding other oils to our Poo-Romatherapy Spray, such as Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Spearmint, Peppermint, or Joy. If it works for Lavender combined with Thieves, it should work for any variety of floral, spicy, or minty scented oil. And what’s more, you can carry your Poo-Romatherapy Spray bottle with you wherever you go, whether to church, a friend’s house, or a restaurant restroom. No longer will you leave behind a signature of embarrassing scent when visiting a toilet anywhere.
“Reprinted from The Raindrop Messenger, a free eline newsletter, with permission from Dr. David Stewart. To subscribe or download back issues, visit the archives at www.RaindropTraining.com.”
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