Scent is a powerful thing, it can lift us up, transport us to another time and place, or lull us softly to sleep.
Like the deep, comforting aroma of coffee that beckons from the kitchen on cold frosty mornings — is there anything quite like it? — or the crisp clean smell of freshly washed laundry, scent has a language all its own. Lately I’ve been incorporating scent in my daily routine beyond the typical dab of perfume oil, I love opening the doors of my closet and being greeted by the spicy essence of my favorite sandalwood soap, or pulling out a dresser drawer to be met with the clean smell of lavender. These beautiful scents make getting dressed feel less like an all-too-early chore, and more like an event I actually look forward to.
Today I’m sharing three of my favorite all-natural ways to make clothes, closet, and dresser drawers smell incredible. Try them out, and I can almost guarantee the time you spend getting ready in the morning will feel that much lovelier.
Placed on a closet shelf or tucked into a drawer (or even your luggage), these bars of soap will lend their aroma to the space they’re in. Stronger-scented soap works best for this.
Your favorite soap bar
Needle & thread
Unwrap the bar of soap and place on top of the fabric. Cut the fabric so it wraps easily over the soap. Wrap the bar as you would a present and use the needle and thread to sew the package shut. The light fabric will allow the scent to come through while protecting your clothes from any oils that may be in the soap.
Glass spray bottle
15 drops essential oil of your choice (I used bergamot)
2 tsp witch hazel
Add the essential oil and witch hazel to the spray bottle and top off with water. Shake. Spritz anything and everything, but do a test before spraying on white fabrics to ensure the essential oil won’t stain. Wrap your favorite cuff around the bottle to decorate it.
Light fabric or tissue paper
Lay the fabric on a flat surface and add two tablespoons of lavender to the center. Gather the fabric and tie the top shut with the string. Tuck into drawers, into luggage, or between folded clothes.Shop this story: Crystal Sets, Teardrop Pixie Dress, Victorian Lace Turtleneck, Free Bird Necklace, Triune Cuff.
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