Poo Powder is a waste treatment powder that is an odor neutralizer and will gel and solidify any liquid waste to solid format, preventing spills and contact. This powder comes in handy when you are out camping or don’t have access to a toilet and must contain your waste accordingly.
The basic components of poo powder are neutralizing any odors and staying fresh. Although you can buy Poo Powder online, there are ways to make some homemade alternatives that serve similar purposes. Similar to DIY poo pourri toilet spray, you can also make a DIY deodorizing powder to nullify any bad odors in your house caused by dog poop, kitty litter, or human waste.
If you’re looking into buying Poo Powder, why spend big bucks on it when you can make it at home? All you need to make this homemade deodorizing powder is 4 cups of baking soda and 20 drops of essential oil.
Do you want to know the steps on how to make Poo Powder at home with 2 simple ingredients? Keep reading to discover the best and easiest poo powder deodorizer directions and answers to some frequently asked questions.
How to Make Poo Powder: Step-by-Step
1. Choose an essential oil that you and your family like
Since this will make up the scent of your DIY poo powder, you want to make sure this scent is to the liking of everyone in your home. There are many different essential oil scents to choose from – some stronger than others. If you’re shopping online, go with a scent that you and your family all agree on. This essential oil pack is the one that we use.
And make sure to check the reviews to see if the scent is too heavy or not. The most common essential oils are lavender, peppermint, tea tree oil, and eucalyptus. If you have any kids or a dog or cat, make sure that the essential oil you are buying is safe to use around them.
2. Put 1 cup of baking soda into a shaker bottle
You can reuse any empty containers at home like a parmesan cheese container, salt container, or even a mason jar with a shaker top.
3. Add 5 drops of essential oil
Carefully add 5 drops of your chosen essential oil on top of the baking soda, into the bottle.
4. Firmly close the bottle
Make sure the shaker top is closed and shake the bottle well to mix the essential oil and the baking soda.
5. Repeat steps 1-3
Pour another cup of baking soda into the mix and add 5 drops of your essential oil. Repeat this until all the ingredients have been used up or your bottle is full.
6. Close the lid
Your homemade poo powder deodorizer is ready to use!
7. You can use it in the toilet or other places in your home
Lift your toilet seat and sprinkle this deodorizing powder into your toilet bowl. Use a brush to swish it around. Let it sit for 30 minutes and then flush it down for a fresh scent.
You can use it on mattresses and rugs in your home by sprinkling, letting it sit, and then vacuuming it up to remove odors. You can also use it when picking up dog poo on walks or your cat litter – after making sure the essential oil is safe for use around cats.
Poo Powder vs Kitty Litter
The main difference between poo powder and kitty litter is that poo powder adds a deodorizer to contain the smell of human waste. Kitty litter is typically made with natural ingredients like clay or silica (sand) which absorb smells. But does not add a scent.
Kitty litter is an alternative to poo powder. However, If you’ve ever had a cat you know that you have to change the cat litter on a regular basis or risk having your home smell like cat pee or poop continuously. If you are out camping or hiking, it may not be possible to dispose of waste frequently.
Poo powder is a better alternative than kitty litter because it contains the smell of human waste much better because it has a deodorizer as one of its ingredients.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Poo Powder made of?
The original Poo Powder is an off-white, granular mixture that transforms into a gel-like material when it comes in contact with any fluid or water. Its ingredients are classified, but we know it uses a catalyst, deodorizer, potassium nitrate, and sodium polyacrylate.
You can make DIY poo powder with basic at-home ingredients like the ones listed above (baking soda and essential oils) and others such as white vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, aloe vera powder, Castille soap, and citric acid.
How do you use Poo Powder?
The original Poo Powder gels and solidifies any liquid waste, including feces, dog poo, or urine. If you don’t have a portable toilet and need to use a bag, you can scoop some of this powder into it, which will then work as an odor neutralizer, so you can dispose of it as compost when you can.
If you’re making a DIY poo powder, this is a good alternative to buying the branded version. Although it won’t serve as a waste bag that you can dispose of your stool, dog feces, or cat litter, you can use the DIY deodorizer to neutralize the scent after you’re finished in a composting toilet or wag bag.
What is mini Poo Powder?
Mini Poo Powder is a product made to use with an on-the-go toilet kit or any plastic bag where you dispose of any human or animal waste. You can make a waste collection bag with this product.
All you have to do is pour a scoop (scoop included with the container) of Mini Poo Powder into your waste bag, and it will turn liquid waste into solid in seconds. It also offsets any nasty odors. It is ready for you to carry with you until you can dispose of it in the trash or compost.
How do we dispose of human waste?
Like dog waste, you should dispose of human feces in a green waste bin – which means it is compost. Different products are available to help travelers, campers, and outdoorsy people with waste disposal in recent years.
If you don’t have access to a camping toilet or even a 5 gallon bucket toilet when you’re in the great outdoors, you can buy a wag bag. These bags usually come with a toilet kit with hand sanitizer to ensure you stay sanitized during the whole process.
Stretch out the bag, and pretend it’s a toilet seat, covering your butt while you do your deed. When done, use toilet paper, then you can scoop some Poo Powder – which will solidify any liquid in your wag bag potty – or sprinkle in your homemade deodorizer, which will nullify the odor.
You then follow the instructions of the wag bag and seal it shut, letting out any air. You can hold onto the bag until you reach a compost bin or poop tube. It will not cause you any discomfort as the scent is now neutralized and safely tucked into two different bags.