The Bathroom Must-Have That Will Freshen Up Your Smelly Toilet In Seconds

It's normal to leave a lingering smell in the toilet from time to time, but that doesn't mean it's pleasant. Opening the window and closing the seat are both good methods, but there's one item that will help the smell to dissipate quickly: toilet drops. Sort of like scent booster beads but for your toilet, this handy addition will replace your tired air freshener and allow you to leave the bathroom confidently knowing not much of the smell remains. 

You may have heard of sprays like Poo-Pourri and how they magically banish unpleasant smells. Toilet drops operate similarly, except they come in a bottle with an eyedropper rather than in spray form. Whether you're embarrassed about company using the bathroom after you or you just don't like the post-bathroom trip smell yourself, using toilet drops will let you go to the toilet in peace. Some toilet drops work beforehand, whereas some have to be used after. Either way, once you have got your hands on some, your bathroom will smell fresh as can be.

Never feel embarrassed when leaving the bathroom again

Toilet drops are extremely simple to use. Most are designed to be dropped into the toilet after you have done your business and flushed, leaving behind a pleasant scent rather than the telltale scent of your bathroom trip. Aesop's Post-Poo Drops are a great example, retailing at $31 at the time of writing. Add one or two drops afterwards, and your bathroom should smell like fresh citrus and a subtle floral perfume rather than, well, your business. Another similar product is the ANAM Poo Drops from The Handmade Soap Company, which contain coriander seed, geranium, and vetiver, and will set you back $36.95. As you directly drop them into the toilet water, there shouldn't be any scent residue left in the air when using the drops, a major plus if you've walked into too many scent clouds in your time. 

Not all drops are to be used post-flush, though. As mentioned, some should be used before you sit down to do your business, so always make sure to read the instructions to get the most out of your chosen drops. If you don't want to buy your own, you could also DIY your own toilet drops by simply combining a few splashes of your favorite essential oils with 4.2 ounces of water, 1 teaspoon of rubbing alcohol, and a ½ teaspoon of liquid soap.