If your bathroom is in need of an upgrade, the quickest and simplest way to do so is to inject a signature scent. From fresh plants and herbs to essential oils, there are a whole host of ways in which you can put your own stamp on your bathroom space.
Another benefit of homemade bathroom scents is the fact that you can select all-natural ingredients, making your bathroom not only a healthier and safer environment – minus any nasty toxins – but an easier way to maintain freshness no matter the season. Read on to uncover our list of the top eight scents to wake up and unwind.
Tea tree and mint
Tea tree is a great choice to bring a touch of freshness into any bathroom. Also known as melaleuca, you’ll spot this versatile ingredient in many shower gels, hand soaps and other air fresheners on the market. And there’s good reason too. Tea tree is an antibacterial, antimicrobial multi-purpose hero.
It’s even better when paired with some freshly picked mint and better still, it’s super simple to create your own all-natural bathroom scent. All you need is 200ml of distilled water, a few drops of tea tree essential oil and a couple of mint leaves. Put the ingredients together in a spray bottle and give it a good shake.
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Once you’ve got your scent bottled up, just a few spritzes and your bathroom suite will soon be smelling fresh and squeaky clean. You can even give the toilet bowl a freshen up and help to eliminate bathroom odour before it begins.
Don’t fancy mixing up your own fragrance? For a super fresh experience, minus any essential oils, just a couple of sprigs of mint will do. Pick up a fresh bunch and try hanging yours from your shower head, bathroom shelf or drape on the side of your bath for an invigorating treat pre and post soak.
Rosemary and eucalyptus
Ideal for those seeking a little stress relief, the relaxing aroma of rosemary and eucalyptus is a traditional scent for any bathroom.
To create your own perfect sense of tranquillity, all you need are the following ingredients:
- 1 spray bottle
- 250ml water
- 8 drops of rosemary and eucalyptus essential oils
Once you have the above, simply mix it all together in your own spray bottle and give your bathroom a quick spritz a few times throughout the day. For an extra treat, you could even bunch together fresh sprigs of rosemary and eucalyptus and hang a bundle from your shower head.
More than just a piece of decor, the steam and heat from your daily shower can help to release the aromatherapy powers of the plants, ensuring your mind and body is fully relaxed.
These plants can also provide other health benefits. Eucalyptus is renowned for easing respiratory issues and rosemary is known for its therapeutic qualities, which help to boost the immune system and improve blood circulation.
Lemon and bergamot
If you like your bathroom to smell classically clean, you’ll definitely want to mix up this traditional scent. In addition to the subtly sweet aroma it provides, the natural cleaning properties of lemon know no bounds. Perfect to keep your bathroom looking and smelling clean.
To make your bathroom a place where you want to take endless baths, make up your own zesty bathroom spritz by mixing together a few drops of lemon essential oil and 200ml distilled water. For additional healing power, mix in a few drops of bergamot essential oil.
Known for its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, bergamot is a popular choice for various bathroom products and it blends beautifully together with lemon to provide a pure, clean and all-natural fragrance. You could even add a few drops of lemongrass to make things extra zingy.
Once you’ve made your own citrusy bathroom scent, give yourself and your bathroom the pampering it deserves. A couple of spritzes is all that’s required, then all you need to do is run a luxurious bubble bath, sit back, relax and rehydrate.
If you prefer a more neutral scent for your bathroom, you can’t go wrong with a simple homemade solution. Just a few drops of cotton or linen essential oil dotted onto cotton balls will have your bathroom or wet room smelling as fresh as your weekly washing. Pop a few around the bath or on top of any bathroom shelves and let them naturally freshen your space.
If you prefer to make up your own long-lasting fragrance, just add a few drops of cotton essential oil to 150ml distilled water and 100ml vodka, shake together in a spray bottle and spritz a few times each day. Simple but beautifully effective.
Calming, relaxing and helping to promote a better night’s sleep, there’s a reason why lavender oil is used consistently in bathroom products. From shampoos and soap to hand cream and bubble baths, this popular scent is the perfect addition to any bathroom.
Whether you want to gently wake up from a night’s sleep or unwind after a long day in a soothing bath, lavender will help to provide a comforting space in which to do so. It’s also really easy to make your own scent that will last for weeks. All you need is 8-10 drops of lavender essential oil, 200ml distilled water and a spray bottle.
Mix your natural ingredients together and voila, you have a lasting homemade bathroom scent to keep your house relaxed and calm.
When the holiday season rolls around, it’s not just your living areas that can enjoy the benefits of a merry makeover. You can also give your bathroom suite a few seasonal touches with a homemade mixed spice scent. With plenty of different smells to choose from, it’s easy enough to whip up your own fragrance.
And even if it’s not the festive season, there’s no reason your bathroom can’t smell of Christmas all year round. Try one of our favourite combinations of cinnamon, clove and orange. To make your own, all you need is one orange, a handful of cloves and ½ tsp of cinnamon.
Cover the entire orange with the cloves and sprinkle some cinnamon – or nutmeg – on top. For an additional sweet aroma, spritz your orange with a few drops of vanilla essential oil. Pop your fruit on a suitable dish and leave in a place where you can really benefit from the spicy scent. Make sure to replace your orange after around a week to keep things smelling fresh.
Fancy a quick trip to the Caribbean? Look no further than a sweet tropical scent to bring your bathroom to paradisiacal life. The benefits of a tropical bathroom scent is that the options are limitless. Choose from fruity favourites such as mango, guava and papaya or try our personal favourite scent – pineapple and coconut.
Packed with health benefits galore, pineapple is every bit as pleasing to your sense of smell as it is to other parts of your body. Helping to boost blood flow and keep illnesses at bay, pineapple essential oil is also an uplifting scent, which makes it ideal to brighten any bathroom. It mixes perfectly with the fresh scent of coconut to help transport you back to fond holiday memories.
Mix 150ml distilled water with a few drops of both pineapple and coconut essential oils together in a spray bottle and whenever you feel like you’ve just stepped onto a beach, give your bathroom suite a little spritz.
For those who enjoy a fragrance that’s powered a little more by flowers than fruit, look no further than a homemade floral bathroom scent. With endless options depending on your aromatic preference, we like to mix a little of each of the following essential oils:
- 10 drops rosewater
- 15 drops geranium
- 5 drops grapefruit
Producing a sweet and fresh scent, add 150ml of distilled water and ½ tsp of baking powder to a spray bottle and give the whole thing a hefty shake before you go to spray your bathroom. Each essential oil is known to provide various benefits, from decreasing anxiety to enhanced mental focus and natural anti-inflammatory properties, this harmonious scent will do more than just make your bathroom smell of pretty petals.