The Bathroom is the one room in the home which can be difficult to keep smelling clean and fresh. A bathroom is also a place that is in constant contact with lots of humidity year round, so it should come as no surprise that you’re also dealing with possible germs and molds, among other foul things.
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If you’re on the lookout for ways to make your bathroom smell fresh longer, then check out these simple tips to keep your Bathroom Smelling fresh naturally.
1. DIY air freshener
Keep your bathroom smelling fresh without the toxins found in commercial air fresheners. Simply make your own frugal air fresh in a mason jar. All you need are some cotton balls, an essential oil that you enjoy smelling, and a mason jar. This is very easy and takes little time to make. Place cotton balls into a mason jar, then put some essential oil on them.
2. keep the sink clean
Bacteria, soap residue, and other germs can build up on the surface of a sink and faucet over time. Therefore, it’s important to keep the sink cleaned and sanitized. All you need is a clean dry cloth and a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water. Start with the faucet making sure to spray over and wipe the entire faucet and sink surface. Doing this on a daily basis may not make a major difference in the smell of your bathroom, however it will help prevent odors before they build up.
3. Use lemons
Slice up a few lemons and place the slices in a shallow dish near the toilet, preferably on top of the tank. Lemons are a great way to combat bad odors. Change the slices for new ones at least once a week.
4. Clean the shower curtain
Shower curtains are the least looked upon bathroom accessory. Remove them every once in a while, to rinse them out with a cleanser. This will get rid of any underlying odors that may be present due to continuous usage. If you need to save time then use a spray bottle to spritz some disinfectant on, and let it wash away in the shower itself.
5. Light a candle
For a comforting fragrance, keep a candle in your bathroom. Light them about an hour before guests arrive. Be mindful of open flames, and don't place candles near shower curtains, towels, or other flammable objects. Be especially careful if you have young children around. Always put out the flame when children are in the bathroom.
6. Add vinegar to the toilet tank
Vinegar is non-toxic, biodegradable, and very inexpensive. Vinegar is multipurpose and available everywhere, which makes it a convenient choice. Just pour some white vinegar into the flush bowl to give a thorough rinse each time someone uses the toilet. Due to its sanitizing nature, vinegar will absorb all odor-causing bacteria.
7. Mint toothpaste
If you like the minty smell of toothpaste and you want your bathroom to smell that way, just cut the toothpaste tube 1/4 of an inch on both sides at the bottom of it and place it in the toilet tank. Replace every two months.
8. Citrus fruit and salt
Simply slice a grapefruit or large orange in half (other citrus fruit will do but the size of a grapefruit or large orange) floor then scrub with the grapefruit. Rinse for a shine and a fresh smelling bathroom.
9. Cinnamon sticks
Simply hang cinnamon sticks around your showerhead to have your bathroom smelling like a spa.
10. Keep your drains clear and deodorized
Bathroom drains are another common culprit when it comes to bad smells in the bathroom. Cleaning your drain regularly is a good idea. Use a good quality hair catcher to keep hair and other particles from building up in your drain pipes. This build-up can cause potent smelly gasses to emit from the drain, causing your bathroom to smell like sewer backup. To deodorize the drains, use a combination of baking soda and vinegar to keep them flushed. Simply pour half a cup of baking soda down the drain. Follow with half a cup of vinegar. An acidic reaction by combining the two should occur. Let it sit for about an hour. The fizzing action is what helps remove the hair and grime so effectively. Lastly pour some hot water down the drain. If clog persists then repeat all steps as necessary.
11. Remove toilet stains
Make a thick paste from baking soda and freshly squeezed lemon juice. Rub a generous layer of paste over your stains and let the mixture sit for 15 minutes. Then pour some vinegar over the area and scrub with an old toothbrush. afterwards wipe with a clean cloth or paper towel.
12. Lemon and vinegar
Take some lemon and cut them into pieces. Then add water to each piece in an ice cube container and leave it in the freezer until they crystalize. Remove the iced lemon and put them in a bowl. Place them in an area where the bad odors is coming from. After sometime your bathroom will smell clean and fresh.
Do you have any tips to Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Fresh Naturally?