A neat, hygienic and fresh-smelling bathroom is a basic necessity. A well-maintained, clean bathroom is the hallmark of good housekeeping. While regular washing and scrubbing can ensure your bathroom is sparkling clean, you have to make an extra effort to keep it smelling fresh too.
Your bathroom can acquire a foul smell due to frequent use. If ignored, the smells can get stronger. Whether you have noticed a slight whiff as you walked past your bathroom door or there is a strong, foul odour emanating from your bathroom, we’ve got you covered.
Try these tips and say goodbye to those unpleasant odours.
1) Air Out
After a shower or bath, leave the exhaust fan in your bathroom switched on. You can also keep the bathroom window open until the steam dissipates, and the walls and the floor have completely dried.
2) Clean with Baking Soda and Lemon Juice
The foul smell in your bathroom can be due to fungal growth in the corners. To remove this, make a paste of lemon juice and baking soda, 2 tbsp. each. Mix thoroughly until you have a fine paste. Spread it on the walls and let it sit for 10-15 minutes. Now, spray a mixture of water and vinegar, 1 tbsp. each, on the paste. Let it fizz for a moment and then wipe off using a damp rag. Splash some water on the walls and let it dry. This will remove the musty smell.
3) Make an Odour Absorbent
Fill a vase or bowl with 3 tbsp. white vinegar or baking soda and set it on the bathroom counter. It will absorb the odour and keep it from spreading further.
4) Make a Bathroom Freshener
In a bowl of warm water add 2-3 slices of lemon to make your bathroom freshener. Next, add 2-3 Rosemary leaves, ½ a tsp. of vanilla essence and mix well. Peppermint is a good alternative as it adds a fresh fragrance. Stir well and pour into a spray bottle. Spray twice or thrice a day.
There you go! These tips will leave your bathroom smelling fresh.