The bathroom is very hard to keep in a tip-top smelling condition. When it’s not smelling like number one, it’s smelling like number two … you know that’s not easy to bear, if we are going, to be honest here!

Number one and two are obvious, but when we think of the lack of ventilation in makes things worst.

Here are some tips to get out those bad smells.

Open windows and doors for ventilation

The number one recommended way to gain some freshness in your bathroom is to give it some good ventilation. Most bathrooms are made only with a very small window at the top of one side of four enclosed walls, an enclosed top and bottom and just one door which is kept closed most of the time. This is already a recipe for bad scent.

The lack of ventilation will cause moisture to build up if you are not using a humidifier. Then comes mold, mildew and other microorganisms. It is, therefore, best to open bathroom windows and doors when showering.

Touch Up Your Toilet Paper Roll

Sprinkle Some Essential oil on the toilet paper roll. The essential oil will soak into the paper and give off some nice smells when you step into the bathroom and even more so when you touch the toilet paper.

Enhance The Ventilation

Take a standing fan into the bathroom and turn it on high. Let it rotate if you so desire but let it focus mostly on the shower area. Let it stay there for at least two hours. This will provide enhanced ventilation, leaving the bathroom fresher than usual.

Refresh With Vinegar

Pour some vinegar into the toilet tank. Measure about one cup of white vinegar and pour it into the toilet tank, let it stay for about ten minutes to help loosen some hard water stains and then flush it out. This keeps the water in the toilet tank fresher.

Use some Fabric Softener to help

Leave some fabric softener in the toilet tank water. This will give a surprise burst of fresh aroma to salute you when you flush.

Light a scented candle

Lighting a scented candle is by far one of the most effective ways I have come across. It helps before, during and after number two. For some of us, lighting three candles is better for during…

Make a Homemade Bad Scent Killer

If you are worried about the negative effects of the store-bought air fresheners, no problem. Make your own using the following ingredients:

12 Drops Winter Green Essential Oil

6 Drops Peppermint Essential Oil

1 Teaspoon  Vegetable Glycerine or Dish soap

1 Teaspoon Rubbing Alcohol

1 1/2 Oz Distilled Water

2 Oz Glass Spray Bottle

Place all ingredients in the spray bottle before the water, add the water and fill only to the neck of the bottle. Shake well and apply two spritzes in the bowl before sitting. Place this bottle in a viewable area for all to access.

Take out trash and refresh the pan

The trash pan is one of the most overlooked culprits that may cause bad scent in the bathroom. Empty it often and freshen with some nicely scented vinegar. Dry, and place liner in before next use.

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