How to Keep Your Bathroom Smelling Clean

Your bathroom is one of the biggest breeding grounds for bacteria in the house, so it’s crucial to keep it as clean as can be. But what many don’t realise, is that a good scrub isn’t the only necessity for keeping your bathroom smelling nice and fresh. Make sure you know how to neutralise odours in the bathroom, so that it’s a welcoming and inviting place for both you and your guests.


Make sure your bathroom is well ventilated


This may seem like an obvious one, but one easy route to a good-smelling bathroom is to keep it aired. After a shower or bath, always leave the bathroom fan running or open your window to give the room a chance to dry out. A bathroom is prone to a lot of water, and a room that stays damp will develop mould and a musty-smelling odour, so make sure it’s given the ventilation it needs.


Routinely clean your bathroom


Of course, your bathroom cannot smell clean if it simply isn’t clean. Make sure you tend to all those things that can bring nasty scents, such as cleaning your toilet, shower and sink regularly, and particularly making sure that drains are blockages are treated. The latter is imperative to keeping your bathroom smelling clean as drains can quickly start to give off some not-so-pleasant whiffs! Also, given the types of things we put in our bathroom bins, these should be emptied often – the likes of used Q-tips, tissues and other bathroom products should never be left for long.


Keep your toilet smelling fresh


Pre-toilet freshness


Another way to keep your bathroom smelling clean is to maintain toilet odours, which you can do with our V.I.Poo Pre-Poo Toilet Spray. By spraying a few drops in the toilet before you go, you can create a barrier around the bowl so that nasty smells are kept at bay. These essential oils work like magic for managing your toilet, and even someone that walks straight in after will think your bathroom smells fresh!


Post-toilet freshness


If, however, you haven’t taken pre-toilet precautions, always have an air freshener close by. Our . Choose from a range of gorgeous fragrances, from Bali Blue Waters to Mediterranean Sun for a bathroom that smells as good as a spa.


Freshly laundered towels


Always remember that used bath towels lying around your bathroom will not only collect bacteria, but also cause an unpleasant smell. Always hang up your towels as soon as you’ve used them, allowing them to dry properly so that they don’t develop a dirty odour. And, once you have washed and dried your towels, put them in the proper place in your bathroom for that freshly laundered scent to work its magic.


An essential oil diffuser


Essential oils are extracted from plants and can replace bathroom staleness with a natural, neutral scent. There are plenty of ways that you can use essential oils in your bathroom, but our Air Wick® Reed Diffusers are a sound choice thanks to their versatility. They’re not only a stylish touch, perfect for putting on your bathroom shelf, but they will gently spread fragrance around to keep your bathroom smelling consistently fresh for a long period of time.



It’s no secret that a bathroom is prone to bad smells, so knowing how to keep it fresh will do wonders for your own comfort and that of your guests. And remember, these are ways to keep your bathroom smelling consistently fresh, but if you want to enjoy a calming aroma to help you unwind – why not light a candle for some scented chill, too?