Have you ever given someone a hug and been pleasantly surprised with a full inhale of the most delicious scent? It could be the scent of the products they use on their skin or hair – or it could be their clothes. Many fabrics have the ability to absorb and hold scents quite well. This can totally affect your mood, too, depending on the scents you use.
Here are some ways I’ve discovered that will make your clothes smell delicious. If you want to be that person who everyone wants to hug, listen up — although I’m sure you’re that person even without scenting your wardrobe. :)
I feel like I’m always talking about how good lavender is at calming the soul. It’s a scent that’s known to aid in relaxation of the mind – and your clothes can put this knowledge to use. Mix a few drops of lavender essential oil with water in a spray bottle and spritz onto your clothes before putting them in the wash. When your laundry is done, you’ll be rewarded with fresh clothes that have a slight hint of lavender – it won’t be too overpowering. You can also experiment with mixtures of different essential oils, like vanilla and eucalyptus.
After washing your clothes, hang them out to dry! This will lock the sweet scents of summer into your entire wardrobe. It will also save the energy that would normally be used to dry them with your machine.
Extra tip: If you still opt to dry your clothes with a machine, be careful not to dry them for longer than necessary. Over-drying will rob your laundry of that “freshly washed” smell!
Place a bar of your favorite scented soap inside your closet or dresser drawers. Not only will this have your clothes smelling fantastic, you’ll get a nice, refreshing whiff each time you open a drawer! I’ve always been a fan of the mild yet clean-smelling Dove soap bars. I also love this St. Helena lavender soap, which has real organic lavender flowers blended inside.
What do you do to get your clothes smelling delicious? Please share!
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