How to Get Rid of Vomit Smell in Bathroom

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Vomit is vomit; it’s disgusting. One of the most disgusting odors you can encounter in your bathroom is the vomit smell. The odor lingers on the surface of the wet surfaces and water, even after washing it with a good amount of water. So, how do I get rid of the vomit smell in the bathroom? 

There are many ways to get rid of the smell in the bathroom. But we will share only a few that are effective and take lower efforts. And don’t be worried, we won’t recommend you to buy some high-priced store-bought cleaner.

We will tell you how to get rid of the vomit smell in the bathroom with some magical home ingredients. What are those home ingredients and the easy steps? Scroll down to learn more.

How to get rid of vomit smell in the bathroom

You are looking for a solution, and here we are with our best solution to the vomit odor problem. Continue reading and learn the best ways to clean a bathroom with vomit smell, how long it takes, and how to remove it from the bathroom in the end.

Equipment You Will Need

Baking soda, vinegar, dish detergent or dish liquid, borax, hydrogen peroxide, warm water metal bowl, plastic bowl, soft scrub, sponge, rag, microfiber cloth, hand gloves, face mask, goggles.

Step One- Prepare The Bathroom For Cleaning

Before we start the process, we have to make sure the bathroom is properly ventilated; either the smell won’t fade away, it will roam around the bathroom.

Open all the doors and windows, turn on a stand fan ( if you have one). Try to clean the vomit as soon as possible. Wear the armors and start working; take two paper towels, wrap them and make them thicker, place them over the vomit and pick vomit up as much as possible.

You can also use a dustpan if you want. Put the vomit in a bag and throw it in the dustbin outside of the house.

Rinse away with cold water, and the bathroom is ready to get rid of the vomit smell, only a few steps ahead. 

Step Two-Using Vinegar Solution

We will proceed but with the most necessary one at first. Deodorizing will be our first target. So we will first use a vinegar solution.

We know some don’t like vinegar smell, and some think it’s no better than a vomit smell, but it’s helpful.

The vinegar smell will go away just after a few minutes. Take one cup of distilled vinegar, two cups of warm water, a few drops of dish liquid or scented shower gel, and one tablespoon of Hydrogen peroxide or borax powder in a metal bowl.

Mix all these ingredients well until all dissolve and become a thin solution. Now pour some solution into a spray bottle and dip a sponge in the rest solution.

Spray the solution over the vomit stain and scrub with a soft brush. Now place the sponge over the affected area for a few minutes.

Remove the sponge and rinse away with cold water. The bathroom is now deodorized.

Step Three- Using Salt Solution

Deodorizing is done. It’s time to proceed with the next step. Don’t think these are unnecessary steps; all are related; if the cleaning isn’t done properly, no matter how much you try, you can’t get rid of the vomit smell.

Take half a cup of salt and add a little water to make it a scrubber. Now take this and scrub the affected area.

With this process, more than half of the work is done. Just the finishing is left. Keep scrubbing for a few minutes and rinse away with cold water. 

But this step is avoidable if the bathroom floor isn’t stained with vomit. If it’s neat and clean, just ignore this step and go with the next one.

Step Four- Baking Soda Paste

Take a plastic bowl, take some baking powder, pour water little by little, and make a thick paste. Apply the solution to the affected area, leave it for 15 minutes.

Time is over, now scrub a little and wipe away with a cloth. Rinse away with hot water. That’s all.

Step Five- Final Step

Done Cleaning! We hope you have already got rid of that foul odor. If still, you feel some are there, sprinkle some baking soda or borax powder and leave it for an hour.

Vacuum and let it dry. Don’t leave it alone; turn on the fan or use the dryer to dry the place as soon as possible. And don’t forget to keep the door and windows open.

How Do You Clean Vomit Off Tile?

Cleaning vomit off tile is not an easy task. There are a few things that you can do to clean it up and remove the stain:

1. Use a wet towel or paper towels to soak up as much of the vomit as possible, then blot with paper towels. 

2. If the vomit has already dried, use soapy water and a sponge to scrub away the stains and help lift them from the surface of your tile. 

3. For tougher stains, mix hydrogen peroxide and baking soda in equal parts (1/4 cup each) until you have a paste-like consistency, then use this mixture on your stain with a cloth or sponge (diluted cleaner).

Frequently Asked Questions

How Long Will the Smell of Vomit Last?

The smell of vomit won’t last longer. But it won’t fade away so easily also. Usually vomit smells last only for a day or two, but sometimes it lasts more than a week if you don’t take care of it. If you clean it and take necessary steps, vomit smells won’t last more than two days.

How Do You Get the Vomit Smell out Of Walls?

Vomit smell is very difficult to remove from walls. Mix together hydrogen peroxide and baking soda, apply on the wall and leave for about 20 minutes before wiping.

The combination of hydrogen peroxide and baking soda will cause an exothermic reaction that breaks down the proteins in vomit to form carbon dioxide gas, water, urea, ammonium hydroxide, ammonia, and other compounds that have no smell or flavor.

Does Baking Soda Get Rid of The Vomit Smell?

Yes, baking soda is a natural remedy for the smell of vomit. It helps remove the unpleasant odor of vomit by neutralizing it and absorbing moisture.

Baking soda has the power to neutralize odor-causing molecules in the air by reacting with them and releasing carbon dioxide.

The smell will be eliminated when the baking soda reacts with the vomitus molecules.

Does Vomit Wash out Of Clothes?

Vomit Is a Sticky Substance that Is Difficult to Remove from Clothes. in Order to Remove Vomit, You Should First Use Cold Water and Dish Soap to Wash the Clothing.

Once the stain has been removed, use hydrogen peroxide or bleach on the area to kill bacteria and disinfect it.


If you are having a hard time removing the smell of vomit from your bathroom, you can try the method described above.

Our mentioned method is effective, will take lower effort, and you can see the results after you try it. If you find making the Solution difficult, you can avoid it and use any high-quality carpet cleaner and use instead of a DIY solution.

But don’t forget to follow the other instructions, like ventilating the bathroom, leaving the solution for a few minutes, scrubbing with a soft brush, and all the hacks we shared above.

Lastly, don’t forget to share how our recipe helped you on how to get rid of the vomit smell in the bathroom.

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