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How to Make Bathrooms Smell Good

Updated February 21, 2017

The bathroom is an area of the home that often collects and holds odours. Your bathroom may be clean, but if odours are present, it seems as though the bathroom is unsanitary and neglected. An air freshener is one option, but these items typically just mask the smell temporarily, not actually correcting the problem. Instead, use elements that absorb the odours and keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean.

Fill a spray bottle with vinegar, and spray into your toilet, sinks and shower area. Wipe clean with a damp cloth. The vinegar naturally collects odours and kills bacteria.

Spray the floor with a coating of the vinegar, and wipe it off with a damp mop.

Open all windows, and allow fresh air to circulate through the bathroom for several hours when possible.

Place bowls of baking soda around the bathroom to consistently collect and absorb odours. Put about 1 cup of baking soda into each bowl.

Pour 1 cup of lemon juice into a bowl, and sit it in the bathroom for a fresh citrus scent. Replace the bowl every few days, or as needed when the scent dissipates.

Things You'll Need

  • Spray bottle
  • Vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Bowls
  • Lemon juice
  • Cleaning rags
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About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.