Essential Oil for Homemade Detergent

I use homemade detergent and I am wanting to buy an essential oil to smell it up some. I would really like a "fresh" and "clean" type scent. Does anyone have any idea what essential oils would be best? Even, if it isn't "clean/fresh" smelling, any ideas would be welcomed, please.

By Heather C.

June 27, 20110 found this helpful

I add 1 cup Gain fabric softener in mine after it is cool and whisk it into the container of detergent. It works good and smells nice, too.

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June 27, 20110 found this helpful

I use vinegar in the softener dispense and sometimes mix essential oil in with it. The vinegar smell dissipates but the lovely smell of the oil remains. I never use fabric softener sheets in the dryer as it clogs up your lint filter.


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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

Line drying in the open air gives garments the best fresh air clean smell that I know.

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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

I have always been a faithful Gain products user but then I recently discovered the new "Tide Stain Release" tablets (small packages) that you can add to your own detergent! Wow! This is an awesome product! It gets out all the stains first time and I love the way it smells, too! It comes in a bag that has 10 pre-wrapped "tablets", just pop into your wash with warm water, add detergent, add clothes. You can then add fabric softener, too, in your wash (I use the Gain). My laundry stays fresh-smelling for weeks when the clothes are put away.

It sells for about $4 a bag, but there are coupons in the paper and if you're on Facebook, go to the "TIDE" page and click "Like": they often have free giveaways of this product. My whole family received them in the mail plus coupons! I recommend this product to anyone! My whites came out so bright (after being yellowy from sitting around). They look brand new.

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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

Try citrus (lemon) essential oil or "eucalyptus" or "pepper mint", lavender, each of them smell fresh and above all are antiseptic.

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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

I love using white vinegar too! For scents, you can use lavender, tea tree, eucalyptus, mint, lemon all are fresh smelling!

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June 28, 20110 found this helpful

Lavender, lemon or orange smell nice and fresh. :-)

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