How to Make Bath Fragrances

Keep toxic commercial fragrances out of your home. Here are six ways to make natural fragrances for your bathroom.
How to Make Bath Fragrances

Last update: 27 May, 2022

The bathroom says a lot about the inhabitants of the home; it’s one of the places that must be kept spotless and fresh. The smell plays a fundamental role, and having good bath fragrances for the bathroom in the house is cheaper and easier than it seems.

Maintaining a good aroma is possible with some frequently used products that we usually have within reach. Herbs, baking soda, essential oils, fabric softener and many others all make the list.

The idea of making your own bathroom fragrances goes beyond saving money. You’ll also be taking care of your health by keeping the toxins in commercial fragrances out of your home.

1. Citrus scent sachets

These are ideal for keeping a fresh scent in the bathroom. Citrus is also a fragrance that many people like.

What do you need?

  • Thread
  • The peel of several lemons or oranges
  • Essence of the fruit of your choice
  • A breathable cloth bag or a glass container without a lid

What do you do?

Put the peels in the bag, add a few drops of the scent of your choice and tie the opening of the bag with string. Find a discreet place to put it. Your bathroom will have a pleasant aroma for several days.

bath fragrances with citrus fruit peels
There’s no need to throw away citrus peels. You can use them to make your bathroom smell great.

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2. Bath fragrances with herbs and spices

If citrus fragrances aren’t your thing, you can try some herbs or spices.

What do you need?

Choose just a few of these options:

  • Rosemary or any other herb of your choice
  • Cloves, an orange, or candle of that fruit
  • Lavender flower
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Thyme

What should you do?

If you use the cloves, you can sink them into the fruit or candle after you have smeared it with the scent. Then, with the rest of the ingredients, you can apply the strategy of the sachet or glass jar, as explained in the previous point.

3. Scented candles

Scented candles are preferred by many because they keep the bathroom scented for several days. Best of all, you don’t need to buy them; you can make them yourself and with your favorite fragrance!

What do you need?

What do you need to do?

Creating your ecological scented candle is very easy; you just need to get a container where you can melt the natural wax in a water bath. Once melted, add a few drops of essential oil. Keep in mind that the more drops you add, the more intense and pure the scent of the candle will be.

Before adding the wax and oil mixture, place the wick in the mold. Wait about 10 hours for it to cool and compact. That’s it! Your scented candle is ready to use.

You can place it above the sink or in any corner of the bathroom. Just be careful that there is no flammable material near it.

4. Gel air fresheners for bath fragrances

There are many gel air fresheners on the market, and most people think that they’re a bit difficult to make. The truth is far from the truth.

What do you need?

  • Any essential oil of your preference
  • Neutral gelatin (the kind you use for dessert)
  • Food coloring

What do you need to do?

Bring 250 milliliters of water to a boil in a saucepan. When it comes to a boil, remove it from the heat and add the neutral gelatin. Stir until it’s completely dissolved. Then, pour 250 milliliters more water, but this time at room temperature.

Now, add a few drops of essential oil. The more you add, the more concentrated it will be.

Finally, add a teaspoon of food coloring and stir and then refrigerate. When the mixture condenses, it’s ready to use.

5. Cotton pads with essential oil

This trick can also be done with baby oil or fabric softener.

What do you need?

  • Cotton balls or discs
  • A glass jar without lid
  • The product of your preference; in this case we will use eucalyptus essential oil

What do you need to do?

  1. Soak the cotton with the essential oil and store it in the glass jar without lid. You can decorate this container to make it part of your bathroom decoration.
  2. In the same way, you can apply several drops of essential oil on the toilet paper roll every time you replace it.
  3. Likewise, add several drops of oil to cotton balls and place them at the bottom of the wastebasket. The idea is that every time you change bags, you pour new cotton pads with oil or softener.
Aceites esenciales para aromatizar el baño.
Different essential oil scents are available, so you can select the scent you like best.

6. Mix baking soda with essential oil

Baking soda will help absorb moisture and neutralize odors. The essential oil will scent the room.

What do you need?

  • ½ cup of baking soda
  • A glass jar without a lid
  • An essential oil in the amount of 20 drops

What do you need to do?

  1. Pour the baking soda into the glass jar along with the drops of essential oil.
  2. Place the bottle in a place away from water. If the mixture doesn’t give off any more fragrance after a few days, shake it and pour in a few more drops.

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Make your favorite bath fragrances

As you may have noticed, creating fragrances to use in the bathroom is very simple and doesn’t require too many materials. You just have to choose or combine scents and take care of the level of intensity; if you like strong scents, then you should add more drops to the formula.

This text is provided for informational purposes only and does not replace consultation with a professional. If in doubt, consult your specialist.