How to Make Laundry Smell Good

Doing laundry doesn’t just end with how clean they are. One of the most important factors to see whether you do your laundry effectively or not is by way of how it smells.

Do not let yourself be content with sour smelling laundry just because you DID finish the laundry. You have to learn how to make your laundry smell good. WHY? Because if it smells good, you’ll feel good! It makes you feel clean!

We will tackle the easy solutions like preparing your machine to the temperature of water you use. We obviously like clothes so clean that we can smell it, and sleeping in bed in softly scented covers. Usually, people opt for some natural scents such as lemon, lavender and baby powdery scents. They are already available in the laundry detergents we are using. 

If you are wondering how to make your laundry smell good, and wanting to keep it smelling fresh for longer, then here you go! Read on! 


KNOW THE CAUSES OF ODOR

Despite the fact that you just washed them yet smells bad, you might have some pre-existing causes of why your laundry smells that way. Surely, even without fabric softener, your newly done laundry should at least smell nice.

Here is the blog we have posted about “WHY DOES YOUR LAUNDRY SMELL BAD?”, read it too. 

USE A GREAT SMELLING LAUNDRY DETERGENT

Unscented detergent is a great way to keep you away from too many chemicals you are exposed to, however you will not come out smelling fresh and clean. If you were able to solve the issue of what causes the odor (even right after you wash them), then you are good to just use laundry detergents that have fabric conditioner ingredients.

ADD ESSENTIAL OILS TO LAUNDRY

Pure Essential oils are a great way to impart lovely aromas. You would only need a tiny amount of oil to give your clothes a nice boost of fragrance. HOW? Easy, you will just need to take a bottle of unscented laundry detergent, add 2 – 3 drops of your chosen essential oil. Then shake it well. Smell it and if it is to your liking already, then you are ready to use it.

However, you should be aware that some essential oils could ruin clothes, thus you must know what scents you should not use. 

  • Blue Tansy
  • Jasmine
  • German Chamomile
  • Patchouli
  • Vetiver
  • Myrrh
  • Tangerine

Don’t be disappointed with these scents, most essential oils don’t ruin clothes, and that they are not really oily! In fact, you’ll notice that most are thin and clear.

ADD VINEGAR TO YOUR WASH CYCLE

Of course, vinegar on its own stinks. However we wouldn’t be adding them here in the list if it is not effectively good! You just need to try adding one half of white vinegar to the “rinse” compartment in your washing machine. Do note that you just need to use less for very delicate fabrics including silk.

One important note! Never mix vinegar and bleach to avoid a toxic chemical reaction.

What does Vinegar really do? 

  • It acts as a natural water softener. 
  • It neutralizes bad odor from dirty clothes.
  • It helps retain the dye in clothes.
  • It serves as a fabric softener as well.

BAKING SODA TO BRIGHTEN AND DEODORIZE THE LAUNDRY

Baking soda is a natural deodorizer and brightener. Talking about how they use it for teeth too!

You would just need to add ½ cup of baking soda to the rinse cycle of your washing machine. How does it help? It naturally balances the pH in the wash to lighten stains and reduce any lingering bad odor. Think about how it does in the fridge too, if you know the DIY hacks.

FOLD THEM WHILE THEY ARE HOT!

We do know that the hardest thing to do in the laundry cycle, that is the FOLDING! It is not always possible as they say, but at least you should know this and be not weary when doing it. 

To motivate you more, when you take our clothes from the dryer and fold them while they are still warm would virtually eliminate wrinkles. So here we are not just freshening your clothes but also removing the wrinkles!

DRY CLOTHES THOROUGHLY

It doesn’t mean they are hot-fresh from the dryer, they are dry too. Of course you need to make sure they are dry thoroughly. Folding a still damp laundry will negatively affect the smell. But if you’re taking them out while a little damp because you’ll iron them, then it is not a big problem. Just make sure you fold them when they are totally dry.

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