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Composting Toilet "freshener"

 
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Having good luck with essential oil spray on a mowed-weed-style composting toilet.  We separate urine off, so it's a very dry situation.  I can't vouch for whether this would work in a full-mixture CT.     Maybe because this has some oil in the spray it is held in place by the dry weeds.  I ran across this researching eucalyptus oil for insect/mice repellent, but any essential oil mixture could be used.  We also have not had any gnats since we've separated off the urine.

In a 4 oz. spray bottle choose among favorite essential oils such as (get 50 drops total):

20+20+10 or 25+25, etc.

Step 1.

Eucalyptus oil  (repels flies)
Lemongrass oil
Bergomot orange oil
Peppermint oil
Cinnamon
Vanilla
Rosemary
Sandalwood
.....etc....

Step 2.   2 tsps rubbing alcohol


Step 3.  Fill the sprayer with water

Shake, shake, shake!  (shake before each use)

Spray on weeds or sawdust after each addition.  

 
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I just wanted to add, I doubt that eucalyptus oil would keep flies away from a composting toilet.  It's such a concentrated mass.  I haven't tried layering the contents with eucalyptus leaves, but I still doubt it, particularly in the summer.

The oil spray is just something nice.
 
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I am liking the Fa-breeze all natural freshener.

Also you mentioned that you add you mowed grass clipping into the composting toilet.  
How dry are they when you add them.
Also do you think that composting mushrooms could survive in the compost?
 
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