Despite many people do not want to talk about the bathroom smells everyone leaves behind after they go toilet it still has to be addressed. Over the years there have been many improvements when it comes to air fresheners. In prior times an air freshener would often be an overwhelming floral scent even too much. Often those air fresheners were filled with lots of harsh chemicals, unlike these days natural essential oils are the primary use. The improvements that have been made are that there has been more focus on deodorizing toilet spray rather than overpowering the toilet odors with artificial fragrances.
The best air fresheners are a mix of both a nice subtle fragrance with no harsh chemicals and deodorizer which can totally eliminate nasty bathroom odors. A deodorizer works by killing off the odor molecules rather than trap odors in. If however, you feel an air freshener is not for you, you can find the perfect toilet bowl spray to get rid of those unpleasant odors. Below we will go through a list of the best air fresheners on the market today to be rid of those bathroom odors.
Air Fresheners of 2021
#1 Automatic Air Freshener by Air Wick Freshmatic
This air freshener is perfect as a bathroom air freshener or a freshener for any other room. Automatically this spray air freshener goes off periodically. With your first purchase included is a starter kit then as the canisters run out you can buy refills. These air fresheners have a variety of flavored essential oils such as warm breeze, sun-bleached driftwood, and salty sea spray.
The great thing about this room spray is you are able to adjust the level of refreshing scent coming out. Due to the air freshener sprays of the Freshmatic being automatic it is a perfect fit for those bad smells and pet odors.
Area Coverage: large spaces or the house
Weight: 6.17 ounces
Duration: 60 days
- The level can be adjusted
- Affordable price
- Simple use
- Extra long-lasting
- Cheap materials
#2 Febreeze Air Freshener Spray Heavy Duty Crisp Clean
This air freshener is perfect as a toilet spray as it can leave a sticky residue, however, this does not mean to say it will be damaging. Not only does this spray be rid of bad smells it is an air purifier. This toilet spray is a fast-acting spray to not only mask bad odors but will eliminate odors. This toilet spray is the most commonly known power to eliminate, for example, your bathroom smelling.
Area Coverage: For a single room
Weight: 8 fluid ounces
Duration: 45 minutes up to 2 hours
- Not only adds a pleasant aroma but eliminates odors
- Long-lasting after a single spray
- Surfaces may become sticky as a result of settling
#3 Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Room Freshener Spray
Mrs. Myer alleviates that bathroom smell with natural ingredients. It delivers a light scent and is a non-aerosol spray. Not only is it non-aerosol it contains nothing but natural compounds. There are many different flavors to absorb odors such as lavender, basil, geranium, lemon verbena, and honeysuckle. This spray is good for you to spray your pillows for that nice smell without worrying about any nauseousness.
Area Coverage: Small items such as a pillow or a set of draws
Weight: 8 ounces
Duration: 2 hours
- Completely natural
- No animal testing
- Variety of scents
- Cannot cover large areas
#4 Poo-Pourri Before-You-go Toilet Spray
Whether it is for the poop smell or you want to use it as a pre-poo spray toilet spray poo pourri is what you want. These air fresheners for the bathroom are made with essential oils with a citrus flavor. This is close to the best air freshener for the toilet bowl and toilet water as that is what it is designed for. A notable feature of this freshener is the fragrant barrier created on the surface of the toilet water.
Type: Liquid and spray
Weight: 4 ounces
Duration: Up to 400 ounces
- Natural essential oils
- No synthetic fragrances used
- Limited use
#5 Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag
When you find that strong fragrances give you a headache, you have respiratory problems, or just simply prefer to be on the safe side. This product focuses on air purification rather than using synthetic perfumes. Made with completely natural ingredients, Moso sells nothing but environment friendly products. This has got to be the best air freshener for suffers from asthma. It uses bamboo charcoal to absorb bathroom smells, pet odor, or any bad smell.
Type: Activated charcoal
Weight: 7 ounces
Duration: Lasts up to 2 years
- Very long-lasting
- Only good for small spaces
#6 Lysol Max Cover Disinfectant Spray
Do you have animals sleeping on your furniture? Lysol is the perfect spray for your sofa covers. It not only freshens the air but also fabrics and it sanitizes at the same time. This spray dispenser comes in a variety of scents such as lavender, vanilla, citrus, and much much more. This product has claimed to be able to kill off 99.9 percent of all bacteria, perfect for grubby kids. Another feature not mentioned is that it kills off any mold and since we have been hit with the coronavirus.
Area Coverage: Benchtops, sofa covers, floors, or walls
Weight: 15 ounces
Duration: Kills of bacteria forever, so use when needed
- Refreshes the air and disinfects
- Variety of scents
- Multi-use product
- Only covers small areas
#7 Glade Plugins Scented Oil Warmer
With the Glade Plugins, you can adjust the level of scent that is delivered to your room. It comes in a wide range of scents such as Sheer Vanilla Embrace, Sparkling Citrus Sunrise, Vanilla Passion Fruit, Blooming Peony & Cherry, and Cashmere Woods. This product is an affordable product for everyone while using minimal power. When the freshener runs out you are able to purchase refill bottles to last your room the whole year.
Area Coverage: Room
Type: Automatic spray
Weight: 0.6 fluid ounces
Duration: 100 days
- Adjustable levels
- Variety of fragrances
- Requires power
#8 Febreeze Small Spaces – Hawaiian
These small-size bathroom air fresheners are powerful that will eliminate toilet smells for more than a month. This product reaches all the little spaces covering everything making sure the smell is killed. It stops those foul smells from lingering totally killing them so they won’t come back and with it lasting for a long time it is perfect for the bathroom. These plug-in diffusers use a variety of essential oils and this particular one is our favorite for its unique flavor, Hawaiian.
Area Coverage: Small space such as closet, toilet, or perhaps a cupboard
Type: Plugin diffuser using an essential oil blend
Weight: 0.45 ounces
Duration: 45 days
- Unique flavored scent
- Powerful removes odors everywhere
- Can be too powerful for young children
#9 Diptyque Baies Scented Oval
As far as air fresheners for bathroom go this has to be on the fancier end of the spectrum. It can be hung anywhere and look the part. These air fresheners for the bathroom give off the scent of berries as in its name “baies”, which is the french word for berries. With this being said, however, there are other scents such as fig, rose, and a special edition 34 boulevard Saint Germain scent. Because this is a wax you do not need to worry about nasty aerosols or any plastic so it is eco-friendly. It still smells great for up to three months releasing its fragrance slowly. The fragrant wax is encased in ceramic and ideal for hanging in your bathroom especially with its oval shape making it look like soap.
Area Coverage: Bathroom or small space like a closet
Weight: 1.2 ounces
Duration: Up to 3 months
- Luxuriously looking
- Environmentally friendly using no plastics
- Frangrance very slight
#10 Yankee Candle Just Plain Clean Odor Eliminating Beads
This freshener comes in the form of little beads inside of a small container. It is not an overwhelming smell the freshener is subtle in release to be rid of that bad scent and perfect if you have a sensitive sense of smell. This freshener is perfect to keep a room from smelling all musty perhaps like a guest room or in the bathroom. The beads inside the container dissolve over time. The scent it releases is a generic scent of that clean house smell. It is designed to eliminate and neutralize all those bad smells. An unfortunate thing with this freshener however is that the level of scent that is released cannot be controlled. As it cant be controlled once the beads have run their course which is at the most 1 month to 1.5 months, the container has to be replaced.
Area Coverage: Room
Type: Beads inside a jar
Weight: 6 ounces
Duration: 30 to 45 days
- Eliminates all odors
- Made with essential oil beads
- The level of scent released cannot be controlled
Air Freshener FAQs
What’s the best bathroom air freshener?
Our pick for the best air fresheners for bathroom is from the Air wick range that is made from essential oils.
What is the best way to make my bathroom smell good all of the time?
There are a number of ways you can keep your bathroom smelling nice and fresh. If you keep things dry such as your towels and your shower curtain it can keep smells and mold away. Cleaning quickly after each use keeps those smells away. Having baking soda handy is another way to absorb any spills or smells without a scent. Poo Pourri is a great product for your toilet in the way poo Pourri works by creating a seal at the water-line trapping nasty smells in.
In the bathroom what is the best scent?
Our choice for the best scents for the bathroom are ones that are nature-based. We feel that scents from the environment offer a refreshing element to your bathroom. These scents may include Lavender, Tea Tree, Mixed Spices, Rosemary and Eucalyptus, Lemon and Bergamot, Floral, Cotten/Linen, and Tropical.