Why TikTok Recommends Using Shaving Cream On Your Bathroom Floors

The bathroom is typically one of the dirtiest rooms in the house. It's where we brush our teeth, wash off the dirt and grime of the day, and use the toilet. While most people know how to use the room in a reasonably tidy way, the toilet can be a pain point. Whether you have children, older family members, or just missed the toilet during a rushed emergency, the bathroom floor can occasionally take on a faint smell of urine. Luckily, there is an easy TikTok hack that can help remove the telltale scent of an accident, and all you need to do is clean your floors with shaving cream. This hack is beneficial because of the alcohol content in the product, which works to remove the urine odors.

Further, this is a great bathroom cleaning hack to try because you probably already have a bottle sitting in your shower or bathroom vanity. Give the self-care staple a second purpose around the house by utilizing it as an efficient floor cleaner. And even better — the cleaning product will stay in the room you have to clean, making it super convenient to use. If you find the cleaning hack effective and want to incorporate it into your weekly routine, don't use your expensive shaving foam for this. Instead, go to the dollar store and pick up a budget-friendly bottle. Just make sure you don't accidentally grab an alcohol-free version, and you should be good to go!

How to remove urine from bathroom floors with shaving cream

To follow this shaving cream hack, simply put on a disposable glove, grab your shaving cream, and apply it on the floor around the toilet. Rub it into the floor to disperse the product, making sure to get it in the grout as well. Let it sit for around 20 minutes, which will allow the active ingredients to neutralize the odor, before removing it from the surface. You can either simply mop it away with your preferred floor cleaner or begin by removing the shaving cream with a damp rag and bucket and then go in with your mop. Using a rag first will give you more control and allow you to scoop up the cream. Continue until all the product has been removed from the surface and the odors are neutralized.

This hack works because the denatured alcohol in the shaving cream neutralizes the scent of ammonia, which is what gives urine its distinct smell. And, if the shaving cream has a scent, it will leave your bathroom smelling like whatever type you choose, which could give the space a fresh feel. Further, you can also use this hack on any tile floors outside of the bathroom, as it can work in any room where there has been an accident. However, don't use this product on wooden floors, as it could damage the surface.