My biggest problem when traveling? …Wrinkly clothes. No matter which way I fold, roll, or tuck them inside my suitcase, they always succumb to the wrinkle. When you’re on the go, you might not have access to an iron, and time and convenience are of the essence.
If you’re anything like me, I normally pack a large amount of clothes so I can have “options”. Really though, I end up re-wearing the same outfit a handful of times. After the in and outs of a suitcase, that outfit is always wrinkly. Well… Allow me to introduce you to something that just might solve all wrinkle problems…
~Miracle Travel Spray~
This spray is one of the simplest things I’ve ever made. It’s convenient, cheap, and really works.
All you need is:
A plastic spray bottle
Liquid fabric softener
Lavender essential oil
Fill the spray bottle about 3/4 full with water, then add in about 1/4 of liquid fabric softener (I used an all natural, unscented kind.) To give the spray a fresh scent, I added in about 10 drops of lavender essential oil, but you can use any scent of your liking. Screw on the spray cap and shake to combine the ingredients.
Take a wrinkled piece of clothing and spray the mixture across the entire garment. Depending on how wrinkled it is, you may want to be pretty generous with the spray. Hang the garment to dry, as you will probably have a few wet marks from the spray.
After the garment has dried, all wrinkles should be gone and it will be left smelling fresh and clean! I really recommend bringing this spray along on your next trip. I head to Austin, TX for SXSW on Thursday, and I have a feeling this little bottle is going to be my saving grace :)
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