Whatever you call it, generally, people don't want other people to know they've been in there.
The first time I saw Poo-Pourri, I didn't know what it was. I was using the restroom at the Kalahari Spa - I did think it was funny and took this picture. Two years later, I got a web advertisement video before I tried to watch something on Youtube for Poo-Pourri, and it was HILARIOUS! I felt like the product was made JUST FOR ME! You can watch it here, but it does have quite a bit of bathroom humor.
The original can be bought here at the Poo-Pourri website. A 4 oz bottle of the original is $14.95. There are a variety of scents to choose from. There are also some bottles on Amazon.
This recipe calls for things you may or may not already have at home. For 3 oz, you need:
40 drops of essential oils (whatever type you think is good and bathroom-y, and you can mix them)
1 Tsp of rubbing alcohol
A spray bottle
It was very easy. I mixed it all together and I think the rubbing alcohol makes it so that the oil doesn't separate from the water or something like that, because, science.
I gotta say, this is no Pinterest myth, it's 100% true! Before you use the john, you spray 5 or so squirts on top of the toilet water. The poo will go underneath the film of the spray and the smell will be trapped by the essential oils. Even floaters will get coated with the essential oils and won't smell.
There you have it. Bottles can either be found at home if you already have them or for a dollar or two at the store. Rubbing alcohol is just maybe $4 for a big bottle, so 1 tsp of it literally costs just cents. Essential oils can range from $5 to $30, depending on what you get, so they are the most expensive part. However, even after you make this you will still have a lot of the essential oil left.
And, I wouldn't dissuade anyone from buying the real Poo-Pourri product. They come in really cute bottles and nice sets and I think it makes a great gift!
Now if only they had this for cats...of course if your cats are potty trained that's a different story!