As moms, we all know that there are sometimes bathroom smells you just can’t seem to get rid of. Until now! Use these genius tips to freshen up your smelly bathroom – easily.
Have you noticed that your bathroom just doesn’t smell as fresh as it used to? I’ve struggled with that problem since my son was potty trained a few years ago!
Parents, you know what I’m talking about.
But, you don’t have to scrub and scour only to make your home smell like a bunch of chemicals instead of those other icky smells.
Here are 13 easy ways to get rid of bathroom smells, most of them using natural ingredients!
How To Deodorize A Smelly Bathroom
Terrible bathroom smells can make your bathroom seem like a toxic wasteland. Keep your bathroom deodorized and fresh with these clever hacks.
Essential Oils To The Rescue!
Add a couple drops of essential oil inside the toilet paper roll to release a fresh scent every time someone uses the TP.
You’ll be surprised at how much fresher your bathroom is with this quick trick.
DIY Toilet Bombs
Speaking of essential oils, you can pair them with baking soda, water, and citric acid to make your own DIY toilet bombs to get rid of toilet odor.
The baking soda helps absorb and eliminate odors, the citric acid is a great antimicrobial, and of course, the essential oils add a pleasant scent to the porcelain throne.
Have you heard of Poo-Pourri? It’s a spray that you use before you use the bathroom to help eliminate odors while you’re going #2. But, you can make your own copycat poo-pourri at home to save some money.
Keep That Toilet Brush Clean- The Easy Way
It’s no surprise that your toilet brush may be harboring some germs and odors. Fill your toilet brush holder with Pine-sol (or your favorite cleaner), and let your brush soak in that between uses.
Easy Remove Toilet Seat
Terrible, awful, no good bathroom smells can hide in those tiny crevices that you don’t clean that often, particularly if you have boys in your home. Sorry, fellas, but it’s true.
Every now and then, remove the toilet seat to clean around those fittings. Seriously, this one trick makes a huge difference! You’ll be amazed.
DIY Trashcan Deodorizer Tabs
I’ve never met a trash can that couldn’t use a little freshening up. Try some of these homemade trash can deodorizers in your bathroom trash can. Goodbye smelly bathroom (trash)!
Air Freshener Meets Home Decor
Who says air fresheners have to be ugly? Some scented air freshener beads, artificial flowers, and a pretty mason jar make for a decorative air freshener that will make your bathroom look and smell amazing!
If you like a subtle scent that gets rid of bad smells, try this DIY odor absorber jar. Simply add some baking soda and essential oils to a small mason jar, add holes in the top for air to circulate, and you’re all set.
Alternative Air Freshener
We thought this idea for a gel air freshener was genius. It also uses essential oils, but they’re paired with unflavored gelatin and some decorative elements!
Vinegar In The Tank Hack
Have you tried vinegar in the water tank? Pour in one cup, flush it a few times, and your toilet will smell fresh again. Do not allow the vinegar to sit in your tank for long periods, though.
Knock Out The Smell
Pair witch hazel with essential oils and purified water for a smelly odor knockout combination that doesn’t overpower your senses.
Make Towels (Actually) Smell Fresh
Smelly towels may be part of the odor problem in your bathroom. If so, use vinegar and baking soda to clean not only your towels but to make your washer and dryer smell better, too.
And finally, my friend swears that she could never get rid of that “boy smell” in her bathroom until she got a Steam Mop. It’s worth a try, right?
Easy Ways to Deodorize Your Smelly Bathroom: Final Thoughts
I hope you found some tips on here that help you make your bathrooms go from smelling awful to smelling fresh and clean!
Let’s face it, even if you have time to clean your bathrooms as a busy mom, kids can make them smell terrible in no at all.
Use these tips to keep those bathrooms smelling great – with practically no effort on your part!
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