Toilet freshener: how to choose and hang correctly?
The restroom is a room that always needs to be kept clean so that everyone who lives in the house (or comes to visit) is pleased to visit it. To deal with the specific odors characteristic of this room, you have to use air fresheners.
To date, there are many varieties of such funds. In addition, you can even make a freshener for the toilet with your own hands, so that you can be sure that the product used is safe for health and really able to cope with all the impurities.
Types and Features
Toilet fresheners come in many forms. The most popular form of this product is aerosol. The fact is that a product of this format is most convenient to use. Its only drawback is called harm to the environment. Therefore, everyone who cares about the environment, try to abandon aerosols and buy fresheners in the form of gels or even oils.
Another popular variety is purity discs. These are blocks for the toilet, which are mounted under the lid of the toilet. They do not take up much space. The most popular are blocks in the form of stickers or hanging models. They, by the way, also aromatize the air quite effectively, killing all unpleasant odors.
Recently, such types of fresheners as electronic or electric have been interesting. These are models that are remotely controlled or even programmed to automatically aromatize the air. A recent innovation is USB toilet fresheners. They are very tiny and resemble a compact flash drive. There are different types of fragrances that you can choose now. There are practically no neutral odors, so you have to determine the most suitable.
There are many different flavors that can be divided. into five main categories.
- Natural. This subgroup includes odors that are found in nature. That is, the scents of forest, sea, rain, and so on. They are considered neutral and suitable for installation in a public toilet or bathroom, which is used by a large family. The aroma of such a freshener often resembles the smell of your favorite toothpaste.
- Citrus. This group includes the aromas of many citruses beloved by many: oranges, grapefruits, lemons and so on. Such smells are very refreshing, and therefore like many.
- Fruit. The most common are fruit flavors. They are sweet, pleasant and very diverse.
- Floral. The smell of flowers also helps to make the atmosphere in the restroom more enjoyable. You can choose something sweeter (like sakura or rose aromas), or you can dwell on a soothing lavender scent or fresh jasmine.
- Sweet. The last category is sweet flavors. This subgroup includes vanilla flavors and other sweet smells. They do not like everyone because of excessive cloying.
How to hang?
Having bought a freshener for the first time, many do not quite understand how to properly attach it. It all depends on the form in which it is sold. So, for example, a self-adhesive sticker is simply applied to the faience of the toilet bowl and fixed in this way.
Gels are also convenient to use, which are sold complete with plastic bottles. This is the best option for those who do not know how to mount or hang fresheners. The gel is poured into the bottle. It must be carefully hung on the rim of the toilet. A standard tube of 100 milliliters is usually enough for 3-5 weeks, depending on how actively the restroom is used. As the product is consumed, gel can be added to the box.
The only negative - many users often complain that this type of freshener simply fell away and fell into the toilet. If the bottle fell, you have to buy a new one. Therefore, it must be firmly fixed to the rim.
How to do it yourself?
Despite the fact that there are different ready-made toilet fresheners, many prefer to create them with their own hands to be sure of the quality and safety of the product.
What to take for a basis?
To prepare the basis of the freshener, 10 grams of gelatin should be dissolved in 100 ml of water. Another 100 milliliters of water are mixed with soda, salt and dye. Both soda and salt need 25 grams each, but the dye is added at your own discretion (you can do without it). This mixture is poured into separate molds, which must be left in the freezer for a couple of hours (until completely solidified).
After the sticks are frozen, they can be taken out of the freezer. One will be actively used, and the rest can be wrapped in cling film and stored in the refrigerator. From such a quantity of products, as a rule, about four pieces of a freshener are obtained.
In order for the freshener for the toilet to interrupt unpleasant odors, you need to add a few drops of aromatic oils to the mixture. You should choose them, focusing not only on whether you like this or that flavor or not, but also on what effect the oil has.
Antiseptic properties are possessed by such oils as:
Lemon, lavender, thyme oils have an antiviral effect.
You can also use citronella, lavender, tea tree, or cinnamon oil to protect the surface of the toilet against bacteria. True, cinnamon oil should be especially careful, because it has a very rich aroma, so you need to add very little.
You can mix several different flavors in one homemade freshener. Such products, in general, receive positive reviews, which is good news.
A freshener for the toilet is a real need for a modern house or apartment. They are easy to install, do not need to be changed often, and there are so many flavors that you can choose the one that everyone will surely like.
To learn how to make a freshener for a toilet bowl from toothpaste, see the next video.