Air freshener for the bathroom allows you to create the necessary level of comfort. Even with good ventilation, unpleasant odors will accumulate in the room. You can cope with them both with the help of store tools, and handmade.
Toilet air freshener is used to eliminate unpleasant odors. Quality compounds instantly fill the room with freshness and pleasant aroma. Some fresheners can also perform a disinfection function by killing harmful bacteria in the air. The properties of the product are primarily affected by its chemical composition.
Air fresheners have different operating principles. Aromatizing, deodorizing and combination products are isolated. Fragrances do not kill an unpleasant smell, but only hide it. Such products, as a rule, have a persistent and strong aroma that acts on the olfactory receptors, which makes it possible to mask bad odors in the room.
Deodorant fresheners act on the molecules themselves, which are responsible for the formation of a bad smell, neutralizing them. Deodorants are usually available without flavor. Flavored deodorizing fresheners are classified as combined products.
The range of air fresheners is constantly expanding. Means differ not only in their composition and smell, but also according to the principle of action.
The main classification is as follows:
- aerosol cans;
- wall mounted electronic devices;
- dry fresheners in the form of plates for toilets;
- automatic sprayers.
Spray fresheners are the most common version of such products. Aerosols are convenient to use. To spray the flavored composition, just shake the bottle, remove the cap from it and press the button.
Microsprays by the principle of action do not differ from standard aerosols. The difference lies in the composition of the mixture and the resulting effect. Microspray is more concentrated, which allows you to effectively cope with unpleasant odors and fill the room with a pleasant aroma longer. The product is available in the form of a small case with interchangeable cartridges, which is attached to the wall.
Gel fresheners are a small cartridge with a flavored gel inside. The cartridge is placed in a special frame, which is installed on the stand. The convenience of this type is that the gel constantly fills the air with a pleasant aroma until it dries completely. Then the cartridge can be easily replaced with a new one.
Electronic odor control devices have appeared relatively recently. Devices work on mains or battery. Replaceable aerosol cans or gel cartridges are installed in the device.
The devices are equipped with special sensors that will allow you to adjust the operating mode of the device:
- Set the frequency and intensity of spraying.
- Adjust the operating time of the device.
- Set spray freshener restrictions. For example, a sensor may respond to the inclusion of light.
Fresheners for toilets can be produced in the form of dry hard plates or special blocks, inside which is a gel. When washing off the water, part of the substance is brought out and aromatizes the air.
Automatic sprayers are a unit with interchangeable aerosol cans. The device sprays the freshener on its own in accordance with the selected mode.
Which is better?
When choosing an air freshener, it is first necessary to pay attention to its type and composition. Some remedies may be unsafe for health: adversely affect the respiratory system or cause allergies.
The greatest danger to health is in the form of sprays. The composition of aerosol fresheners includes toxic substances that easily penetrate the human body after spraying the mixture. Means in the form of gels also have harmful components in their composition, which makes them no less harmful than aerosols.
When buying an air freshener is not worth saving. Inexpensive sprays do not eliminate unpleasant odors, but only temporarily mask them. Quality products work on a different principle: first they neutralize the bad smell, and then fill the room with a pleasant aroma.
Buying reviews will help you choose the right remedy to eliminate bad odors in the toilet. The rating of the most popular fresheners combines only well-known brands.
- Air Wick Products manufactured under this brand have a wide range of odors. Funds are available in the form of aerosol cans. An automatic sprayer with interchangeable spray cans is also produced.
- Glade Fragrances of this brand are available in the form of aerosols and automatic sprayers. Buyers note the high quality of the product and low cost. Glade fresheners do not mask unpleasant odors, but eliminate them.
- Ambi Pur. The brand is very popular, primarily due to the excellent combination of price - quality.
- Bref. The freshener of this brand is available in the form of blocks with gel filling and in the form of small bottles with gel. The product is intended for toilets and helps in the fight not only with unpleasant odors, but also with microbes.
How to do it yourself?
The safest option to freshen the air in the toilet is the use of home-made compounds from natural ingredients. Making the product with your own hands, you will be sure that there are no harmful substances and synthetic fragrances in its composition. Consider the most popular odor control recipes.
To make a freshener yourself at home is not particularly difficult.
One of the easiest home remedies to eliminate odors is essential oil. The range of aromatic oils is quite extensive, so you can easily choose the right aroma to your liking. It is not recommended to only use liquids with too strong sweet odors.
To make a freshener based on essential oils, you will need a glass vial with a volume of more than 20 milliliters from a wide-necked medicine. At the bottom of the container you need to put cotton, rolled into a ball. It is necessary to drip 5 drops of aromatic oil on cotton.
An open container must be placed next to the hot pipe. Heating the bubble will promote the active evaporation of the essential oil. It is recommended to change cotton wool at least once a week.
Another recipe for a freshener is to mix the essential oil (20 drops), half a glass of nine percent vinegar and water (1.5 cups). The resulting solution was placed in a glass jar. The container is closed with a lid, in which several small holes are pre-made, and installed to the hot pipe. You can also put the mixture in a spray bottle and spray the freshener as needed.
The benefits of gels are primarily cost-effective. Such gelatin fresheners are made. On a gas stove, it is necessary to heat 500 milliliters of water almost to a boil. 30 grams of gelatin are poured into hot water and mixed thoroughly.
To the resulting mixture add 20 milliliters of glycerin, half a teaspoon of cinnamon powder and 10 drops of essential oil. Oil can be replaced with natural ingredients such as lemon peel or mint leaves. The manufactured composition must be placed in a glass jar with a wide neck and put a container in the toilet.
Usage tips and tricks
Features of using a toilet air freshener, first of all, depends on the type of product. For any product on the package there is a detailed instruction that describes the principle of action of the product and provides recommendations for use.
The composition of store air fresheners often includes harmful components that can adversely affect health. This is especially true of funds in the form of a spray. Do not spray such fresheners too often and in large quantities.
The most convenient to use automatic sprayers. Such fresheners have a low consumption. In addition, the device will operate in accordance with the selected mode.
The toilet is a special room, since the space in it is quite limited and often there is no good ventilation.
Frequent use of store fresheners can only spoil the air in the room, filling it with too harsh and strong aroma.
See how to make your own air freshener in the next video.