How to Make Your Laundry Smell Good

Even if you buy the best laundry detergent on the market, you may not always have the best smelling laundry. The key to making your laundry smell good is to add extra products that you may not normally add. By using these simple tips, you can have great smelling laundry the inexpensive way.

How to Make Your Laundry Smell Good: Lavender Water

Lavender water is inexpensive and can make for a great fabric conditioner. Simply buy a large cheap bottle of lavender water and fill up a spray bottle. Before dropping each article of clothing into the washer, give it a few quick sprays of the scented water. This will help to keep the clothes smelling nice even after washing.

How to Make Your Laundry Smell Good: Fabric Softener

You can purchase some great smelling fabric softeners to help make your clothes smell clean and fresh. To get a clean scent to your clothes that is not overpowering, try a fabric softener, such as Bounce or Gain, and use it during the rinse cycle while washing your clothes.

How to Make Your Laundry Smell Good: Borax

Try mixing half borax with half baking soda during your normal laundry cycle. This can help to give your clothes a fresh scent, especially if the cause is hard water. Two cups of borax mixed with two cups of baking soda should be added with your normal detergent. Add about eight drops of lavender or lemon oil to give a more bold scent.

How to Make Your Laundry Smell Good: Dryer Sheets

Some dryer sheets make your clothes smell amazing while others don?'t do their job. More quality sheets such as Bounce dryer sheets put into the dryer or between your clothing in the drawers can help to keep your clothes smelling fresh till the time they?'ve been worn.

How to Make Your Laundry Smell Good: White Vinegar

Add one cup white vinegar, one cup baking soda and one half cup borax in with your regular detergent can make a clean smelling laundry mix. Throw all of these products in like usual and stop your washer during the rinse cycle. Drop about 20 drops of an essential oil such as lavender, orange or lemon, to give extra scent. Essential oils can be purchased from most health food stores.


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