I remember walking into an airport bathroom recently and thinking ‘wow it smells nice in here.’ Now, that doesn’t happen very often but it reminded of one thing – a bathroom that smells fresh give you the sense it is clean and hygienic. And it’s no different in the home. There are many way to eliminate odors in the bathroom – some air freshener methods are long lasting and are intended to maintain a fresh smell throughout the day, and other methods are more about eliminating the bad odors after someone has used to toilet.
In this article, we look at the many air fresheners and odor eliminating methods people try to keep their bathrooms smelling nice.
Reed diffusers are good for having a long-lasting effect, giving your bathroom a fragrance all day long. Reed diffusers are bottles filled with essential oil blends, and the fragrance is then distributed through rattan reeds which stand in the bottle. the scent of which is then distributed by rattan reeds that are inserted into the bottle.
They can last anywhere from 12 weeks up to 6 months. There are many brands and whole range of different fragrances to choose from. Scented candles can also be used for a similar thing, but because of the flame you don’t want them burning when you are not around. But with reed diffusers they are always at work, even when you’re away.
- It doesn’t use toxic propellants such as Phallates.
- It lasts longer compared to other air fresheners (3-4 months).
- Is at work all the time, throughout the day
- Its essential oils can be poisonous when ingested. Keep it far away from children.
Charcoal air purifying bags
The main ingredient is ‘active’ bamboo charcoal in a bag. It works by attracting and absorbing the air around it. There is no real scent to this, so it doesn’t actually make your bathroom smell of anything. But what it does essentially is ‘neutralise’ bad smells.
One bag has a lifespan of 2 years. Just make sure you expose it to sunlight at least once a month to unclog its pores.
Charcoal air purifying bags don’t have harmful chemicals or smell. They are environmentally friendly and biodegradable.
There seems to be some doubt as to its effectiveness, but it’s a simple solution that’s easy to use and lasts a long time.
It’s 100% environmentally friendly
It lasts very long.
It doesn’t use batteries or electricity.
It takes a slightly longer period for its effects to be felt (24 hours from set up).
Ok aerosol air fresheners have been around for a long time. They sprays fragrances and sometimes disinfectants into the air using compressed gas propellants like butane or propane.
They are still quite common, but there have always been concerns that they can pose a health-risk when lots of exposure over time. As a result, aerosols are still around but not as popular anymore.
The smells are often very strong, and that can put some people off. The effect is short lasting so is only typically used when someone has used the toilet.
- Easy and simple to use, anytime
- Some environmental concerns
- Short lasting only
Automatic air fresheners
Automatic air fresheners spray a combination of fragrances and essential oils into the air. Some models are motion sensored and other just spray at fixed intervals.
They use refills so that you can continue to try different fragrances and smells.
These are more eco-friendly than aerosols, and their smells are not as over-powering.
Easy to set up and don’t have to do anything.
Need regular refill changes
Poo pourri is a simple, but surprisingly effective way to combat bathroom smells.You spray Poo pourri into the toilet before you do the business, and when you are done, flush and there is no smell.
Poo pourri works by covering the water in your toilet with film of essential oils. It traps any bad odors underneath, so there is virtually no bad smell afterwards.
Simple and cheap
Short lasting, not used for keeping the bathroom smelling nice over time.