Adding Fragrances to Homemade Laundry Detergent

I am looking for fragrances for homemade laundry detergent. What kind should I buy? Where do they have it?

By Kathy from Kansas City, MO

April 13, 20110 found this helpful

There's probably not any specific fragrances for laundry detergent making, but you could probably add lavender, etc, essential oils (obtain from a health food store or possibly some arts and crafts type stores).

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April 14, 20110 found this helpful

Essential oils. Not fragrance oils they will stain your clothes! Our local Michaels carry some in the soap-making section. Or you can make your own using fresh herbs & flowers. Soak them in a carrier oil such as Jojoba, almond, grapeseed, etc for a couple of weeks. Strain the oil, and repeat as necessary for desired strength.

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April 16, 20110 found this helpful

Last time I made my detergent, I had seen on another site to use 1 cup scented fabric softener. I used gain and it turned out great, a good smell. I use a whisk to whisk my detergent several times during the first 24 hours and it comes out much smoother.

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July 25, 20130 found this helpful

I use essential oils to add scent. I would use 20 drops to start .. add more or less depending on preference.

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