If you want to make to your toilet smell good all the time, then yes you have come to the right place. Here you will learn some simple and easy ways to make your toilet smell good naturally.
Well toilet is a place that has chances to smell bad all the time because of it’s purpose. So, whenever some guest goes to your toilet you may feel fear of the bad smell.
I know that embarrassment, So I tried and tested many ways to maintain a good smell and eliminate bad odor from the toilet.
I always try to keep things as simple as possible and use natural ways. Using toxic products can be really harmful for your home and environment too.
Simple and natural ingredients are the best when it comes to cleaning.
So without wasting further time let’s see natural ways to make your toilet smell fresh and good all the time.
1. Open the windows :
If you have windows in your bathroom, then it is always good to open window when you are not using it. Opening window helps to eliminate bad odor from the toilet easily.
If you do not have window, you can also consider exhaust fan. It also helps to release bad odor out from your bathroom.
Ok, so what if you don’t have window and even there is no provision for exhaust fan. Then the most simple thing you can do is to keep the door open at least half to release out the bad smell.
The reason behind this is whenever toilet is used and everything is closed like no windows, no open door, no exhaust fan.
The bad odor does not get any way to release out from your bathroom and lingers inside your bathroom.
2. Regular Cleaning :
Cleaning your toilet regularly also helps to keep it smelling fresh all the time. You can make a schedule for cleaning and add toilet cleaning in the high priority section.
Making a cleaning schedule with priorities section, helps to divide the cleaning work through out the week. Regular cleaning of toilet is necessary simply because it remains in use so many times everyday.
3. Using Diy Toilet cleaning Tablets:
Toilet cleaning tablets also known as toilet cleaning fizzies. You can make these toilet cleaning tablets at home using simple and natural ingredients.
These homemade toilet cleaning tablets helps to remove regular stains, bad smell from your toilet. Also these tablets helps to make your toilet smell clean and fresh. You can make them using simple ingredients, here is the recipe
Diy toilet cleaning fizzies :
1. Baking soda – 1 cup
2. Citric acid – 1/3 cup
3. Hydrogen Peroxide – 1 tbsp
4. Essential oil – 30 drops
( You can use any essential oil like lemon, tea tree, peppermint etc. Also you can add natural colors to make them look fancy )
1. In a bowl add baking soda and citric acid, then mix
2. Then add hydrogen peroxide and essential oil
3. Mix all the ingredients, make sure the mixture should hold shape ( If the mixture still does not hold shape when squeezed in hand, you can then add some liquid dish soap )
4. Then add the mixture in the mold, you can use bath bomb mold or any other paper cup, silicon mold etc.
5. Let them set for 7-8 hours and then remove, you can store these in a clean and airtight jar
Your diy toilet cleaning tablets or fizzies are ready.
How to use :
1. Take out one tablet
2. Throw it in your toilet and let it create fizz
3. Leave the toilet unused for about 15 minutes
4. Then flush and done.
4. Use Essential Oils :
I love to use essential oils all the time, as these are completely pure and natural oils. Using essential oils help to make your bathroom smell fresh and removes any bad odor.
You can use these oils in many ways, also at many places in your bathroom and near the toilet. I like to add few drops of essential oils at some places like :
1. Adding some drops of essential oil in the toilet roll
2. Pouring few drops in the toilet brush holder
5. Cleaning Toilet Tank :
The way regular toilet cleaning is important, cleaning the toilet tank is also important. Some times there can be bacterial or mold build up in your toilet tank. This can also cause a bad smell in your toilet.
Cleaning the toilet tank once every few months will keep the toilet tank clean and avoid any bacterial deposit. You can open the lid of the tank and flush 2-3 times to get rid of the water.
Then scrub it using few drops of liquid soap not much and clean it using a cloth. You can then cover the lid. Let the tank get filled with water, then again you can flush.
6. Keep Some Indoor Plants :
You can keep some indoor plants in your toilet room or bathroom. If you have a window near the toilet along with a shelve, then it’s the best place to keep some greenery.
You can also hang some decorative shelves to keep the small plants. This does not only make your bathroom look awesome but also helps to purify the air inside the room.
There are some plants which helps to clean the air, spread a pleasant aroma and absorbs moisture. Check out some of the best plants for your bathroom.
Also you need to check out which plant can be kept according to the environment of your bathroom.
Some of the best plants for bathroom or toilet room are :
2. Chinese Evergreen
5. Peace lily etc.
7. Try Homemade Toilet Spray :
Try using a homemade diy toilet spray. You can use this toilet spray before or after every use of toilet. It can be made from simple ingredients.
This toilet spray helps to absorb bad odor, spread a pleasant aroma and makes your toilet smell fresh and clean. You have to simply spray it in the toilet bowl and done
Now check out this easy recipe to make diy toilet spray at home
1. Rubbing or isopropyl alcohol – 1 tbsp
2. Epsom salt – 1 tsp
3. Essential oil – 30 drops
4. Purified water
5. An empty spray bottle
1. Take the bottle and keep a funnel over its opening
2. Add alcohol, epsom salt and shake it a bit
3. Then add essential oil and again shake it
4. Fill the rest of the bottle with water
5. Shake everything nicely and done
Your homemade diy toilet spray is all ready.
( P.S. You can also add blend of essential oils. In which you can divide the essential oils in the equal ratio )
I like to make this blend, which includes 3 types of essential oil, you can also use 2 or even single.
1. Lemon essential oil – 10 drops
2. Tea tree essential oil – 10 drops
3. Peppermint essential oil – 10 drops
8. Avoid Using Fabric Toilet Seat Cover :
You may have seen toilet seat cover made from towel fabric and may be considering to buy it. If you are thinking to buy it then I would recommend to not buy any toilet seat cover made with fabric.
It simply adds one more cleaning task, because whenever you clean the toilet you have to remove the cover and clean it too.
Also there are chances of pee being left on the toilet seat cover and fabric will absorb it and make it smelly. Yes there are also chances that pee could be left on the toilet seat
But without the cover it would be visible and then you can clean it. So, don’t buy these fabric toilet seat covers and add more work.
9. Use Baking Soda and Vinegar :
Baking soda and vinegar are very helpful and natural ingredients, that are used for daily cleaning. As I mentioned above that there chances of pee being left on the toilet seat, there could also be a chance of it being on the floor sometimes.
Then will you wash the whole bathroom or toilet all again ? I know it sounds a big work, baking soda and vinegar can surely solve your problem. Let’s see how you can use these
1. Take a jar, you can also use sprinkle bottle
2. Add baking soda, add 10-15 drops of any essential oil and mix it
3. Whenever there is pee being left on toilet seat or floor, sprinkle some baking soda
4. Pour some vinegar over it, this will create bubbles
5. Let it sit for few minutes and then wipe it using tissue or waste cloth
Baking soda helps to absorb the bad smell, vinegar helps to clean because of it’s natural cleaning and antibacterial properties. Essential oil makes everything smell good.
10. Make and Use Natural Air fresheners :
You can skip buying toxic air fresheners to keep your toilet fresh and smell good. Try making some natural homemade air fresheners.
I already shared a recipe that you can check out for natural homemade bathroom air fresheners.
You can make these natural air fresheners using simple ingredients and just keep them near the toilet. Well this is my favorite air freshener which can be made with only 2 ingredients.
See this amazing recipe to make most simple diy air freshener
1. Rice – 1/2 cup
2. Any essential oil – 25 drops
3. A jar with holes or small jute bag
1. In a bowl add rice
2. Then add essential oil and mix
3. Add the fragrant rice in a bottle or small bag
4. keep it near the toilet
Your homemade air freshener is ready.
Rice helps to absorb bad odor and essential oil spread a nice fragrance.
11. Open Toilet Seat Lid/Cover :
Whenever you use the toilet, it is good to keep the lid or cover open for few minutes. This helps to eliminate bad odor from the toilet bowl.
After that you can use diy toilet spray if you want. If you do not keep the lid open, toilet bowl retains the bad odor and makes your toilet smell bad.
12. Use Doormat and Bathroom Slippers :
You should always keep a doormat outside the door of your toilet room or bathroom. Also keep a separate bathroom slipper near the doormat.
As our outer wear shoes takes so many dirt with them and going to toilet room without taking off those shoes can make your toilet room dirty and smelly.
Make sure everyone in your home always wear that bathroom slipper while going inside the toilet room and use the doormat to wipe the slipper.
Also you can wash that slipper and doormat once or twice every week.
13. Organize Everything :
Organizing your bathroom includes placing all the items in their place. It helps to declutter and maintains a calm environment.
Also keeping things in their place helps you to clean your toilet room or bathroom properly. Like place the plants on the shelves or near the window.
You can hang decorative shelves near the toilet, where you can place toilet rolls, fresheners, cleaners or even small plants.
FINAL THOUGHTS :
Well these above are some simple ways that you can use to keep the toilet smell fresh and good all the time. Of course you do not have to follow every way.
Simply use the tips that suits your bathroom and are convenient for you.