How to Make a Bathroom Smell Good: 5 Quick & Simple Hacks

by Elnazhamai

If you've been struggling with how to make a bathroom smell good, I've got you covered. Follow these five easy steps to transform your bathroom into a fragrant haven. Let's dive in!

Tools and materials

  • Eucalyptus branch
  • White vinegar
  • Cotton ball
  • Essential oil of your choice
  • Small stone mat
  • Baking soda
  • Baby oil
  • Cloves
  • Cute bowl or container
Hanging a eucalyptus branch in your shower

1. Hang a Eucalyptus Branch in Your Shower

As you run the hot water, the steam will work its magic, releasing the natural essential oil from the eucalyptus plant. This refreshing scent will envelop your bathroom and make your shower experience feel like a spa retreat.

Putting white vinegar in the toilet tank

2. Add Vinegar to the Toilet Tank

Say goodbye to unpleasant toilet odors by adding one cup of white vinegar to the toilet tank. This simple trick helps neutralize odors and keeps your bathroom smelling clean and inviting.

Adding essential oil to a cotton round

3. Put a Cotton Ball in Your Trash Can

Keep your trash can from emitting unpleasant smells by soaking a cotton ball with your favorite essential oil.

Adding a soaked cotton round in the trash can

Place the cotton ball at the bottom of the trash can. The cotton ball will absorb and diffuse the fragrance, leaving your bathroom smelling lovely.

Stone bath mat

4. Use a Stone Bath Mat

Invest in a stone bath mat to prevent that musty smell often associated with fabric mats. Stone mats dry quickly and are easy to clean, ensuring your bathroom stays fresh and inviting.

5. Make DIY Air Freshener

Let's create a personalized air freshener that'll keep your bathroom smelling wonderful. In a bowl, combine 3 tablespoons of baking soda, 10 drops of your chosen essential oil, 1 tablespoon of baby oil, and about 1 tablespoon of cloves.

Mixing the DIY air freshener

Mix these ingredients thoroughly to form a fragrant blend.

Transferring the DIY air freshener into a container

Transfer the mixture to a cute bowl or container of your choice. Place the bowl on the lid of your toilet, and let the natural aromas work their magic. You'll love how this DIY air freshener keeps your bathroom smelling delightful.

How to make a bathroom smell good

How to make a bathroom smell good

Save these tips for how to make a bathroom smell good and remember that consistency is key to maintaining a fresh-smelling bathroom. What do you do to keep your bathroom smelling fresh? Share your ideas in the comments below.

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Frequently asked questions
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  • Arturo Lopez Arturo Lopez on Sep 02, 2023
    How to remove stains from shower walls and floors?
  • Binky65 Binky65 on Sep 02, 2023
    Great ideas!! Where did you get the trash can? Looks like you can use a plastic bad inside? Thank you !
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  • Millie Millie on Sep 02, 2023
    I have always used microfiber rugs in front of shower and dry off as well as I can before stepping out. I’ve never had musty smell in my bathroom.
  • Linda Janiak Linda Janiak on Sep 04, 2023
    Put a few drops of your favorite essential oil inside the toilet paper roll.