Simple Solutions for Bathroom Smells

I don’t like a stinky bathroom, and I don’t know anyone else who does. At times, my bathroom gets this very unpleasant odor, and its just not acceptable. Yes, I am perfectly aware of what goes on in that tiny little room behind closed doors. But still…

I’ve made a list of Simple Solutions for Bathroom Smells. Hopefully, these will help make your bathroom smell more pleasant. I know they have helped the smell in mine.

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Simple Solutions for Stinky Bathroom Smells
Simple Solutions for Bathroom Smells

Scented Trash Bags

An easy solution to help with odors. Not only will these bags help make your trash can smell better, but they will also help a little with the smell in the room.

Scented Candles

Use a Plug-In Air Freshener

DIY Air Fresheners

Make your own air fresheners with cotton balls and essential oils. I love my essential oils. Just add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it inside a small Mason jar. You can always add some ribbon to the jar to add some decoration and to match your bathroom decor.

Add Fragrance to Tissue Rolls

Add some essential oils or fragrance spray to the inside of the tissue rolls. Make sure you only add it to the cardboard tube. Every time you unroll the tissue, a nice fragrance will linger in the air.

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Simple Solutions for Bathroom Smells
Simple Solutions for Bathroom Smells

Freshen Your Rugs

Sometimes my bathroom rugs get this funky smell. I know this because my family always steps out of the shower before they dry off completely. Oh well, hard habits to break.

Adding a little Baking Soda to your rug will help with smell and absorb any lingering odors.

Freshen Your Drain

The sink drain can also have unpleasant odors. I have found pouring pine sol, or a little liquid washing detergent(Gain) down the sink works wonders. I am a total Gain snob. I buy Gain for the smell. Yes, it does a nice job cleaning my clothes, but the smell is awesome!

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Soak Toilet Brush

Add Pine-Sol to the toilet brush container. When trying to get rid of stinky odors, don’t forget about the toilet brush container. This will help to sanitize the brush and cut down on the odor in the container.

Clean Your Toilet

Clean your toilet with baking soda and vinegar. Baking soda is an inexpensive product. I use it almost daily to cook with and to clean with. For most jobs, I add vinegar. I am just like a child in science class because I look forward to the reaction of the baking soda and vinegar mixing together.

Pour the baking soda into your toilet bowl. Add vinegar. You will get that fizzing reaction you are looking for. Allow this to sit for about 30 minutes. Scrub as usual.

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Keeping your bathroom smelling fresh should be easier to do by following these simple solutions. Be sure to grab your free printable to keep on hand. I keep my copy hanging on the inside cabinet door and refer to it when needed.

Bathroom Tips for Stinky Smells
Bathroom Tips for Stinky Smells

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  1. I have never thought to use my essential oils in my bathroom, which sounds so silly! I love it in my bedroom and kids room, but now have a new place for it! Thanks!

  2. I love the tip about using scented trash bags , why haven’t I thought of that. Thanks for sharing these wonderful tips on keeping your bathroom smelling good.

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