The 12 Best Air Fresheners For Bathroom Smells

We've all read the book and we know it's true — everybody poops. In the past, your only option to combat toilet stink was to spray some exaggerated floral scent over the whole mess. Thankfully, the best air fresheners for bathroom smells fight odors and leave your lavatory smelling fresh and clean without being overwhelming.

Part of the genius of some of these air fresheners is that they prevent bad smells from starting in the first place. There's even a spray that goes into your toilet bowl and traps all the odor molecules before they can escape. It's like your number two never happened. It works so well, you could claim your poo don't stink and everyone would simply have to believe you.

And the pre-poo spray's not your only option. There are tons of ways to keep your bathroom smelling clean, like natural sprays that gently mask odors, odor absorbing gels, and even a cute kitty candle that neutralizes any bad scent that found its way to your bathroom.

The bottom line is toilet odors happen. But, if you'd like to add some pleasant scents to your bathroom, these pleasantly-scented products will make a stinky washroom a thing of the past.

1A UV Air Sanitizer That Kills Odor-Causing Bacteria

Guardian Technologies Pluggable UV-C Sanitizer and Deodorizer

Get on Amazon, $35

Get on Walmart, $40

Sometimes, bathroom odors are caused by bacteria buildup. So, to really keep things fresh, try this UV-C Sanitizer. Plug it into the wall and it works immediately to thoroughly sanitize your air. The UV-C light kills odor-causing bacteria without using any chemicals and your air will smell noticeably fresher. If you're not a fan of fragrance, this is a perfect way to keep things fresh without adding any masking scents.

2A 'Poo-Pourri' Spray You Use 'Before-You-Go'

Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray

Get on Amazon, $10

Get on Walmart, $15

Just one spray of this stuff before you go to the bathroom and it's as if poo never happened. The spray uses natural compounds and essential oils to trap odors so they never leave the toilet bowl. There are no harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, just all natural, odor fighting ingredients.

3A Bamboo Charcoal Bag That Absorbs Odors Anywhere

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag

Get on Amazon, $10

Get on Walmart, $19

The toilet isn't the only source of bad smells in the bathroom. So, if you need some general air purification, use this bamboo charcoal bag to trap odors. The charcoal naturally absorbs odor and excess moisture, so you won't have to worry about mildew or mold creeping in. If the bag seems to be losing its power, just set it out in the sun, and it's completely rejuvenated. The reusable bag will keep your bathroom fresh for two full years.

4A Dispenser That Keeps Your Room Fresh Automatically

Freshmatic Automatic Air Freshener

Get on Amazon, $15

If you don't want to deal with spraying a spray every time you walk into the bathroom, let this device do it for you. This dispenser holds your favorite air freshener and gives the room a spritz automatically. You can set it to go off at timed intervals, plus it also has a handy button that'll give you an extra burst of spray whenever you want it.

5A Toilet Spray You Can Take With You For Going On The Go

Mask Premium Coconut & Lime Bathroom Spray

Get on Amazon, $9

If you'd like your toilet to smell like a tropical beach, get this spray. Spritz it in the toilet before you go and you'll be left with only the gentle scent of coconut and lime. The travel sized bottle easily fits in a purse, so you can take it with you wherever you need to go.

6A Toilet Light That Kills Odor-Causing Bacteria

Voion Motion Sensor LED Night Light with UV-C

Get on Amazon, $9

One, it's fun to see your toilet light up in seven different colors and this light makes that happen. Two, the toilet light is the perfect brightness for nighttime bathroom trips. But most importantly, the light uses UV-C technology to kill 99 percent of odor-causing bacteria. So, you'll have a fun disco toilet that's also germ-free.

7A Spray That Uses Flower Power To Freshen Up A Room


Natural Flower Power Air Freshener Pack

Get on Amazon, $12

Using all natural ingredients and essential oils, these sprays smell wonderful in any room. They're completely non-toxic, contain no chemicals, and leave behind a subtle but refreshing scent. Try relaxing lavender, invigorating lemongrass, or the intriguing citrus & spice blend. They smell so good, you'll want to spend more time in your bathroom.

8An Air Freshener That Makes Your Toilet Smell Like Roses

VIOIS Rose & Lavender Aromatherapy Air Freshener

Get on Amazon, $14

Your poo may not smell like roses, but this air freshener can make your bathroom smell like a garden. Using lavender essential oils, rose petals, and water crystals, this little jar adds a refreshing scent to every room. There's no artificial fragrance or overpowering smells. Just a touch of aromatherapy to make your bathroom smell a little nicer.

9A Spray The Eliminates Odors Naturally

The Crown Choice Natural Air Freshener Spray

Get on Amazon, $15

Get on Walmart, $15

There's a lot of odor eliminating sprays out there, but most are full of chemicals and cloying fragrances. This spray is completely natural and leaves any room in your home with a fascinating citrus/floral scent. The essential oils of the spray naturally dissolve and neutralize odors, while the lemongrass geranium scent that remains is subtle and refreshing.

10A Gel That Absorbs All The Gross Smells

Smells Begone Odor Absorber Gel

Get on Amazon, $8

Get on Walmart, $11

Stick this odor absorber on your bathroom counter and all the gross smells will be gone. The solid gel sucks in odors for up to 90 days and leaves behind a light scent. All the ingredients are naturally derived and the subtle lavender vanilla scent is incredibly relaxing.

11A Kitty Candle That Keeps It Fresh

Acadian Candle Co. Odor Neutralizing Scent

Get on Amazon, $15

This adorable cat candle works hard to neutralize odors whether they come from the bathroom or your favorite pet. The odor-killing candle neutralizes scents and leaves a soft lavender smell behind.

12A Spray That Fills Your Bathroom With Gold

Squatty Potty Unicorn Gold Toilet Spray

Get on Amazon, $15

This spray doesn't contain any actually unicorn, but it does contain gold. Yep, the gold nano particles get sprayed into your toilet bowl to keep your bathroom smelling fresh. Sure, it might seem a little weird to literally flush gold down the toilet, but it's all in the name of freshness.

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