The cleaning trick all parents need to know: Why mothers are lathering their bat
- Australian women are covering their toilets and floors in shaving cream
- They say it removes the stubborn urine smell from toilet training their sons
- It’s believed the foam somehow destroys the ‘uric acid crystals’ in urine
A group of Australian mothers fed up of their bathrooms smelling like urine from toilet training their young sons have discovered a trick that banishes the smell for good.
Although it’s a messy tactic, the women claim that after lathering their bathrooms with shaving cream and letting it sit for a while, the lingering ‘urine smell’ finally disappears.
Taking to Facebook group Mums Who Clean, hundreds of mums shared photos of tiled floors and walls completely covered in shaving cream and claimed no product had ever worked better.
While it’s not known exactly why the foam works so effectively, many believe the chemical combination works to destroy the ‘uric acid crystals’ in urine rather than simply masking the smell of them.
One mother was extremely thankful to other members of the group who alerted her to the unusual hack.
‘I’d just like to say a huge thank you to the beautiful mum who said to use shaving cream in the toilet to get rid of urine smell. I sprayed it everywhere and rubbed it in went back a few hours later to wipe down and the smell has gone,’ she said.
‘It worked for me and yes I only paid a couple bucks for the stuff best tip ever! Thank you once again.
Another woman explained why she had to cover so much of the bathroom space in the cream.
‘Anyone who has a house full of young boys will understand why it’s spread far and wide and to all of the grout and corners,’ she said.
‘I’m leaving it on overnight. I hope it does well!’
Many social media users are advocates for the method, with one explaining that you should leave the shaving cream on for a few hours before scrubbing it off.
‘Shaving cream! Cheap can, empty it all over the floor and lower wall tiles, rub it in, leave for a few hours, wash it off. Smell gone,’ one said.
Another said: ‘I did the shaving cream trick with a male adult and three-year-old boy in the house of worked great and left a really nice smell.’
One simply said: ‘Everyone swears by this.’