We’re all about easy cleaning hacks at Mouths of Mums, especially when it comes to getting the bathroom spick and span. So when we spotted this cheap and easy way to rid toilets of urine odours, we had to share it!

This toilet cleaning hack has been doing the rounds for quite a while, and with good reason – nobody wants to gatekeep awesome cleaning ideas! And all you need to keep your bathroom smelling fresh and clean is shaving foam.

If you have little boys (like I do) they tend to leave big smells in the bathroom. Their aim isn’t the best, and of course they’re pretty happy to just walk away having marked their territory. And sometimes the smell still lingers even after a good scrub. But this nifty trick lifts all of the urine smell – it’s brilliant.

How to clean a toilet using shaving foam

All you need to do is spray shaving foam around the base of the toilet (which is where the smells and stains like to hide!). Let it sit for 30 minutes and then either mop or wipe it away, or you can even use a squeegee. It’s that easy.

The foam gets into all of those hidden corners, and the smell is nice and fresh. You can use any shaving foam you like – even the cheap stuff works perfectly.

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  • I am doing since I don’t know and its just the best way to clean and refresh bathroom and toilets


  • With a 6 year old who is learning to aim I definitely have to try this. Just the other night I had wee all over the floor.


  • What a great idea and it would leave a lovely lingering smell.


  • I find just giving the grout a good clean, around the toilet and mopping works well enough. I use the Bosistos floor cleaner.


  • Going to try this now!
    With a toilet training 2 year old anything is worth a shot.


  • With two young boys I need to try this as I’m so sick of cleaning up wee and the smell in the kids toilet.


  • Such a pity I read this only now. Could have done with this hack a few months back when dealing with a frail and very unhealthy male at our home.


  • Great idea. Will definately be giving this a whirl.


  • Well this hack to clean the toilet with shaving cream had me laughing. Certainly going to get some and try it.


  • I have seen a version of this before but not tried it. Maybe it’s time.


  • I have heard so many mums say this works but am yet to try it. With two teenage boys Im grateful for any and/or all cleaning hacks!!


  • Can confirm this works


  • Great idea- I HAVE to try this!


  • What a great way to get rid of all the shaving cream my husband accumulates for Christmas and birthdays! He doesn’t use it and now I have the perfect use for it.


  • I might give this a try! Not totally convinced shaving cream would work but interested to experiement


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