Trap a Crap (and other charming scents)
A lot of would-be smelly bathroom solutions—spraying air freshener all around, lighting a match—really come up short.
First of all, they aren’t fooling anybody. Everyone can tell when you open the door if you just used half a can of “Harbor Mist” scented spray and as cool as the trick is where you light a match and toss it in the bowl (“FOOMP!”), maybe we don’t always want to broadcast that we just left something in the toilet that needed to be killed with actual fire.
Air freshener was made for covering things like clandestine teenage smoking habits, not acutely smelly bathroom poo. And fire…maybe just don’t mess with fire in the bathroom. There are probably more embarrassing ways to burn your house down, but none come immediately to mind.
Either way, what you need is the right tool for the job.
Aside from looking charming and delightful on the back of your toilet tank for the amusement and benefit of your house guests, this stuff was really designed to combat poo smell, right from the get-go. You don’t just spray it around in the air after the damage is already done. You spray directly into the bowl, creating a pleasant little nest of odor fighting power before the first plop is even out of the gates (so to speak).
That’s what it takes to win this game—a preemptive strike in your choice of scent.
Of course, if this is a frequent problem at your house, it’s possible that you just need some help going easy on the junk food.