That first whiff of a room’s scent could either make you want to stay or to scram away. A delightful aroma gives any room a clean and fresh feeling, while musky odors and foul smells might make the space intolerable and unpleasant.
Perhaps any homeowner could testify that there is one particular room in their home with a share of these two opposing smells – the bathroom.
What we do in the bathroom isn’t exactly the kind of thing that would make it smell like a rose garden. The calls of nature can get pretty stinky, and there are times when the smell would seem too stubborn to go away.
You might even think of giving the situation a quick remedy by spraying the room with a pungent perfume, but the two odors only will mix, resulting in an even more unpleasant scent.
Of course, we can’t limit our bathroom usage to lessen the smell sticking around. That is both unhygienic and unhealthy.
Cleaning the bathroom every day might be a solution. However, it is a task that requires time and energy.
If you have a busy schedule, then there is a big chance that you will not be able to do it regularly. Likewise, not everyone can afford a cleaning service for every single day of the week.
So, how can you keep your bathroom smelling fresh without the extra trouble? Well, there is a simple way to help keep these unwanted odors at bay.
You can make your very own DIY bathroom scent with things you can find at home. Bathroom scents are a good option for making your bathroom smell a little sweeter.
Making a homemade scent can help with a lasting fragrance that will hold off any pesky stench.
Besides costing only a fraction of the price than store-bought scents, you can choose chemical-free ingredients or non-flammable materials when making your personalized bathroom scent.
That way, you can ensure safety in your home, especially if you have children or guests using the area.
Before you pick out the scent you want to use, you need to gather your materials first. Remember, the purpose of DIY is to save you bucks and not make you run to the store to buy arts and crafts stuff.
If you have any old pots, jars, and vases lying around, they can serve you a better purpose by helping your bathroom smell a bit more gratifying as you can use just about any container for this personal craft.
Materials that can absorb scents also are good options as they can retain fragrance for days. Wood blocks are great for soaking essential oils and can be replenished easily once the smell starts to fade.
Dried petals and spices also work the same way, and potpourri can add some aesthetics as well.
Diffusing materials like reeds or candles spread the fragrance all over the room.
Reed diffusers are a good non-flammable option. Take caution, though, when using a candle to diffuse your bathroom scent; you don’t want to burn yourself when doing a number 2.
Essential oils come in an array of scents that are perfect for your DIY project. These are, perhaps, the most-used ingredient for adding fragrance to any room.
Floral and fruity scents stimulate olfactory responses in humans, which make us associate these scents with cleanliness and pleasantness.
Citruses like lemon have calming and clarifying properties that promote a positive mood. Lavender and jasmine also have the same relaxing properties.
Moreover, oriental scents like herbs and spices give off a rich and exotic vibe. These scents are fit for the traditional-style bathroom.
Rosemary has stimulating properties for the mind and body, while cinnamon can help improve concentration and alleviate mental fatigue.
Fresh scents include aquatic notes that give off a rejuvenating feeling while being reminiscent of rain or the beach. Other fresh scents like crisp linen leave a clean vibe.
If you have children, sweet smells like bubble gum and candy will give their bathroom a fun aura.
Once you’ve completed your perfect bathroom concoction, the only thing left to do is decide where you want to place the bathroom scent.
It must be placed in an area where kids won’t topple it over, or where it won’t hinder your movement in the bathroom.
The purpose of the bathroom scent is to help keep your bathroom situation cleaner and not give you an extra reason to do some cleaning.
Adding scents can freshen up the smell of your bathroom at any time. Creating them costs a lot less in terms of time and money.
For DIY ideas on how you can quickly make bathroom scents at home, take a look at the infographic below for simple homemade recipes that are free from chemicals and will get you crafting like Martha Stewart.