12 Natural Ways to Get Rid of Bathroom Smells
Is there an unpleasant smell in your bathroom that you need to get rid of? If you notice it, you can be sure that your guests do as well. How embarrassing!
Raising children (especially little boys) can present quite a challenge trying to keep your bathroom fresh and clean. If you’re wondering how to get rid of bathroom smell, elbow grease and harsh chemicals aren’t required.
Here are twelve natural ways on how to get rid of bathroom smell.
Natural Toilet Bomb
Store bought chemicals may kill odor causing bacteria, but at what cost? They’re unhealthy to breathe in and produce their own unpleasant, yucky odor. Ready for a natural solution that gets the job done without leaving your bathroom smelling like a laboratory? Introducing the natural toilet bomb!
Simply mix baking soda, citric acid and your favorite essential oil together into a bacteria-killing solution that you can pour into your toilet as well as the toilet cleaning brush holder. The baking soda will eliminate foul odors, citric acid is an excellent antimicrobial and the essential oil adds a pleasant fragrance
Essential Oil Drops Inside Your Toilet Paper Roll
If you’re not familiar with essential oils, you are seriously missing out on some great health benefits, but that’s a different topic for another time. Essential oils are 100% natural solutions that produce a subtle, pleasant fragrance that creates an inviting atmosphere.
Simply place a few drops of your favorite essential oil on the inside of the toilet paper roll for great results.
Remove Your Toilet Seat to Clean
Are you wondering how to get rid of urine smell in the bathroom? Don’t panic at the thought of removing your toilet seat. This is not a construction project that requires skilled labor and tools. In fact, most toilet seats come off without the use of any tools.
Simply unlock the plastic caps at the back, turn, twist and pull up. The seat will easily come off, but you may be horrified at what you find. If you think your bathroom is clean, but you’re still smelling a funky smell, you may be surprised at what you find hidden in the crevices of your toilet seat where you can’t see.
Love My Drops
Let’s be honest about the bathroom. No matter how clean you keep it, there are certain times when it will smell after it’s used. Using the bathroom is completely natural, but sometimes it can produce a natural odor nobody wants to smell.
Wondering how to get rid of poop smell in the bathroom? We have the solution! Love My Drops is an amazing, natural product that eliminates embarrassing bathroom smell. This all-natural toilet odor eliminator comes in different scents (such as eucalyptus, lemon, and lavender) and will work like a wondrous solution in the bathroom.
Unlike other odor eliminating methods mentioned, where you provide a solution after the smell originates, Love My Drops is used before using the toilet. Simply add one drop before you go, to eliminate all unpleasant odors.
Odor Absorber Jar
Grab a mason jar with a lid and fill the jar with baking soda and essential oil. Are you catching on the essential oil theme? Mix the two ingredients together to create a natural potion that zaps unpleasant bathroom smells.
Fasten the lid after filling the jar and punch a few small holes in the top to allow the mixture to breathe. The baking soda absorbs unwanted odor, while the essential oil fills your bathroom with a natural fragrance everyone will enjoy.
Natural Trash Can Deodorizer
Once again, we’re using baking soda and essential oil. However, this time we’re mixing it with water and creating trashcan deodorizing cubes. These natural, homemade cubes will work like magic to eliminate unpleasant odor that comes from your trash can.
Simply mix 2 cups of baking soda with 7 tablespoons of water with a few drops of essential oil. Mix the solution together to create a paste, which you can place in ice cube trays and let them sit for 24 hours in order to harden.
When the cubes are ready, plop one in your trash can. Hint: These can be used in other areas of your house as well. Just in case you were wondering.
Vinegar in Your Water Tank
Before you get completely turned off by the thought of vinegar, remember it’s a great, natural cleaning solution. Simply remove the toilet bowl tank lid and pour a little vinegar in the tank water. Flush the toilet a few times in order to allow the vinegar to work its way down.
*Do not let the vinegar sit in the tank for long periods of time.
If you have your own well, you may be battling a sulfur smell. If you’ve ever wondered how to get rid of egg smell in the bathroom, vinegar will help reduce or eliminate the odor. Also, try this method to get rid of sewer smell in the bathroom by pouring vinegar in your drain.
Now, nobody wants their bathroom to have an ongoing smell of vinegar so it’s important to keep in mind this will only be a temporary smell while you’re zapping odor causing bacteria.
Decorative Air Freshener Jar
This is a great way to freshen up your bathroom, while doing it with style. Items needed will include a glass jar, fresh cut flower (optional), and natural ingredients. The mixture will include two envelopes of unflavored gelatin, one cup of water, a tablespoon of salt and a few drops of your favorite essential oil. Mix the ingredients together and fill the jar with your favorite flower on top for that extra wow factor!
Natural Odor Knockout Punch
Garb an empty cleaning bottle with a spray nozzle. Fill half the bottle with warm purified water and mix witch hazel and essential oil for a great odor knockout formula. Use the spray to clean the toilet, sink, shower and floor.
If you’ve been wondering how to get rid of mildew smell in the bathroom, or how to get rid of musty smell in the bathroom, this is an all-natural solution, and you’ll be pleased with the results!
Change Out Your Towels
Both body towels and hand towels trap moisture that produces bacteria over time. Even if that moisture is coming from a clean source, lingering bacteria will ultimately produce an unpleasant odor in your bathroom. There is no rule on how often your towels need to be changed, so we’ll let you be the judge of that.
Almost every parent has wondered how to get rid of pee smell in the bathroom. You may not always need heat, but when you’re faced with the most stubborn odor challenges, the three essential things need to get the job done are heat, pressure and a natural liquid solution.
Using a steam mop can be very effective in killing off the pesky bacterial that may be growing around the base of your toilet bowl. If you’re a parent raising a little boy that sometimes misses the bowl… well, you know what we mean.
Fresh Flowers in a Vase
If this seems like a simple thing to do – it is! Everyone appreciates brightly colored, fresh flowers in a decorative vase that produce a natural, pleasant scent. Flowers in your bathroom is the perfect touch in creating a clean, inviting environment that speaks volumes about your cleanliness – your guest will be impressed even if they don’t say so.