Having freshly laundered clothes that smell great can be a challenge, especially if you have sensitive skin or are sensitive to certain fragrances. But there are a few simple and effective ways to get perfumed and fresh laundry without using harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances. Here are a few tips to help you achieve that sweet-smelling laundry:
- Baking soda: Add a half cup of baking soda to your laundry detergent to help freshen and deodorize your clothes. The baking soda will also help to remove stains and brighten whites.
- Lemon juice: Add a half cup of lemon juice to your laundry detergent to help freshen and brighten your clothes. The lemon juice will also help to remove stains and whiten whites.
- Dryer sheets: Make your own dryer sheets by cutting squares of an old t-shirt or flannel sheet and adding a few drops of essential oil to each one. Toss these in the dryer with your clothes for a natural, perfumed scent. Or you can also mix water with fabric softener then rang your squares in it then put them in dryer.
- Herbs: Toss a sachet of dried herbs, such as lavender, rose petals, or lemon peel, into your dryer to naturally freshen and perfume your clothes.
- Potpourri: Make your own potpourri by mixing dried flowers, herbs, and essential oils in a jar. Place the jar in your laundry room or add a few tablespoons of the mixture to your laundry detergent for a natural, perfumed scent.
- Scented vinegar: Mix some essential oils with white vinegar, and use it as a fabric softener. The vinegar will help to remove any leftover detergent and soften the clothes while the essential oils will leave a nice scent.
These homemade tricks can be a great way to add a natural fragrance to your laundry without relying on harsh chemicals or synthetic fragrances. You can experiment with different scents and combinations to find the perfect fragrance for you.