Why You Should Start Keeping A Jar Of Rice In Your Bathroom

It's no secret that the bathroom is an area of the home that's particularly vulnerable to foul odors and poor air quality. Fortunately, there are many DIY remedies that will leave your bathroom smelling fresh if it starts to stink. One deodorizing hack that you may not know about is keeping a jar of rice in the bathroom at all times. Rice works as a natural odor absorber and will effectively remove foul smells from the bathroom when left inside.

While rice can do a great job of deodorizing all on its own, it's even better to combine it with some essential oil to ensure that your bathroom has a fresh scent that will keep it consistently comfortable and inviting. Keep in mind that rice doesn't just work for removing odors in the bathroom, but is sure to leave your home smelling better if you place it in other rooms as well.

Freshening up your bathroom with a jar of rice

If you want to freshen up your bathroom, grab one cup of uncooked rice and pour it into a mason jar. Then, add 10 drops of an essential oil that you enjoy the scent of. You may want to add lavender, lemon, or peppermint essential oil since these have some of the best aromas. Once you've added an essential oil to the rice, shake up the mixture. Then, remove the lid from the mason jar and add a breathable fabric to the top, tying it down with the rubber band.

Finally, set the jar in your bathroom and allow it to do its job of removing odors. However, it's a good idea to replace the rice every now and then to ensure that it will keep absorbing new smells. Also, remember that it's best to eliminate any sources of stink in your bathroom in the first place. If something is causing phantom odors in your toilet or introducing more smells than usual, take steps to fix the problem while using rice and essential oils as well.

Rice doesn't have to look out of place in a bathroom. With some creativity, you can make rice into a piece of interesting home decor while also deodorizing a room. In addition to other uncommon household uses, rice can be used to help hold dried flowers in place in a vase or can similarly be used to hold up a stick of incense.