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11 Tips on How to Make Your Bathroom Smell Like a Spa

When it comes to the hygiene and cleanliness of your home, especially your bathroom, the struggle is real. Cleaning is not enough to make your bathroom smell like a Spa.

I have tried many methods to make my bathroom smell like a spa but got the best result from applying the methods like – baking soda, essential oils, lemon slices, scented candles, fabric softeners, and hanging up a eucalyptus bouquet in my bathroom.

I am going to share those proven methods that effectively work for me to make my bathroom smell like a spa. The following few tips will keep your bathroom pleasant. Plus, your family, guests, or anyone else who will use your bathroom will be amazed by the refreshingly sweet scent in your bathroom. 

How to Make Bathroom Smell Like a Spa?

 1. Using Baking Soda as a Deodorizer

Baking soda is a natural, versatile cleaning product that you can easily buy in the store. Baking soda is a perfect element to use as an odor absorber and a stand-alone odor control agent.

First, put some baking soda into a glass jar or empty container. Add a few drops of essential oil for a simple yet effective deodorant. Replace once a month.

You can make a baking soda bomb with deodorant by mixing up 2 cups of baking soda with 6-8 tablespoons of water and a few drops of essential oil.

 Let the dough rest in an ice cube tray for at least 24 hours, then store it in a tightly closed jar.

To use it, place the cube in the trash can and other places in your bathroom, like a vanity unit or a towel rack. You can also put deodorant bombs in a small cloth bag and hang them on the doorknob.

2. Essential Oils Odor Eliminator

Perfumes bring memories and healing with them, which is why essential oils are becoming popular. The choices range from fresh lemon to mountain roses, pure organic lemon, or lavender oil because they’re versatile but not too strong and can be used for various things, from reed diffusers to the scent of your homemade bath bombs.

You can replace the cotton balls every week or ten days as part of your bathroom cleaning routine.

Another cheap but effective trick is; put a few drops on the inner wrapper of the toilet paper, and you will smell a pleasant smell that becomes even more noticeable each time you use the roller as it rotates and enhances the flavor a bit.

However, When you buy organic essential oil, avoid oils in plastic bottles. Store oils in blue or amber glass bottles to prevent spoilage and contamination. 

3. Use Toothpaste to Deodorize

Cut off the end of a half-filled tube of toothpaste and place it in a water tank. Ensure the cut end is in the water so that there is a fresh minty smell every time you flush the toilet. You may have an economical empty tube option. Cut off one end, open it up a bit, and make sure it’s close to the water. You can use this trick when you are waiting for guests or overnight when your bathroom will have a lot of traffic.

You can also use a cheaper toothpaste for this tip or fruit toothpaste if you like strawberries more than freshwater.

4. Hang a Eucalyptus Bouquet in your Bathroom

Eucalyptus is known for its health benefits for our body. It reduces respiratory disease and inflammation. Immerse a bunch of eucalyptus in hot water and hang them in a suitable place in your bathroom. If you have a shower as an alternative, hang it up and turn on the hot water to run through it. As a result, eucalyptus essential oils will come to life, filling your bathroom with a relaxing and refreshing spa-like aroma.

5. Place Lemon Slices in the Room

Seldom do your bathrooms smell like garbage? To solve this matter take a lemon and cut it into pieces. Then add water to each slice in an ice cube box and place it in the freezer to become crystallized. Then put the iced lemon in a bowl and place it near the odor sources. After a while, the bathroom smells fresh and refreshing like a spa, and you will no longer feel a bad smell. You can always use vinegar if you are looking for an alternative to water as well.

6. Light Scented Candles

Some candles are made with ingredients that, when lit, dilute the unpleasant odor and emit a pleasant fragrance in the room. You may need to purchase some of these scented candles you like and light them in your bathroom. Place that in specific places where they won’t go off due to the wind blow. If you place a candle that does not burn quickly and has a pleasant aroma, your bathroom will smell like a spa for a long time.

7. Vinegar is a Weapon to Kill Odors

Nobody likes stinky and sour-smelling things in the bathroom. Vinegar is one of the main elements in natural cleaners and non-toxic do-it-yourself cleaners. First, pour a half-cup of vinegar in your toilet tank and flush. Then, repeat this process a few times so that the vinegar can break down the buildup inside your flush and under the rim of the toilet. Don’t forget to flush the toilet tank immediately whenever you use the vinegar method.

You can also keep a bowl of vinegar in the bathroom and let it sit for a few minutes. Vinegar will absorb odor and then light up a scented candle. However, don’t let the vinegar sit in your bowl or water tank for too long.

 8. Fabric Softeners can Make the Difference 

Fabric softeners contain some of the best aromas in household products. If you mix fabric softener with water before you flush the toilet, you will have a fragrant bathroom. Pour a lid full of fabric softener in the water before using the toilet.

Another way to make fabric softener multi-tasking is to spray it on a toilet brush and let the smell diffuse. You can make a citrus-scented toilet cleaner.

Finally, if you don’t have essential oils, you can use a few drops of long-lasting fabric softener to make aromatic cotton balls. Leave where you need it most.

9. Chemical-free Air Freshener

Some air fresheners contain chemicals that affect our health. Make sure it is free of chemicals before you buy it. It is important to consider air fresheners made from pure natural materials. Like, lavender or mint. You will enjoy the fresh aroma in the bathroom after using these air fresheners.

10. Using an Air Purifier

The most significant part that, always considered when creating a spa-like environment in your bathroom is that the smell can spoil the fragrance. To get rid of unpleasant odors, you should consider buying an air purifier. They help clean the air of dust, bacteria, fungi, and other allergens. In the process, it cleans the bathroom of stuffiness. It will ensure that the fresh, fragrant air that enters the nose is always clean and free of pollution.

When choosing a bathroom air purifier, those with HEPA air filters are best. You do not need a large machine for small and limited spaces, but you need to be sure about its air filtering capacity; that is enough to filter the bathroom air for a clean, fresh scent. 

11. Put Flowers and Plants 

You may have seen that most of the spas have beautiful plants and flowers. Though they require a little bit of nurture, they have many benefits. Plants in the bathroom purify the air; they make you feel calmer and refreshed, they will add to the spa experience. For special occasions, you can even use fresh-cut flowers.

Benefit from the Refreshing Power of Sachets

To assure that there is no odor in the bathroom, you should also consider filling your storage space with a lavender scent. A simple and incredibly affordable way to keep your bathroom fresh is to hide a few bags in drawers or any storage space. It guarantees that every time you open them, they emit a relaxing aroma that suits the spa.

In addition to fragrant bags, you should also consider using a drying bag. They are great for storage in moisture-free storage areas. As a result, they can help prevent mold odors from entering the bathroom.


Pleasant aromas and fragrances promote relaxation, security, and confidence. In addition, the pleasant aroma evokes certain emotions. When your bathroom smells good, it is a sign of positive memories and feelings when you or the person who uses it thinks about that bathroom.

The odor from bathrooms is unavoidable due to their nature of use. However, this should not bother you anymore; as shown above, you can change the bathroom smell into a healthy fragrance. You can use the above methods as a starting point if you are unsure what to do to neutralize bad odors. I hope you will be able to make the bathroom smell like a spa.