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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

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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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