You know what is beautiful? When two completely different things you love can be merged together. It’s a rare occurrence and is definitely appreciated whenever it happens.
I have several different loves in this world, ranging from people all the way to junk I find at thrift stores. One passion that I frequently blog about are my beloved essential oils. As a nurse and a patient, I am always trying to utilize the health benefits from essential oils. But there are also other reasons that essential oils are beneficial: to make things smell clean or pretty.
Since I spend a lot of time frequenting places that sell used items, I am constantly coming into contact or possession of items that need cleaned. I sell a lot of used clothes, which is something that I enjoy. I love finding amazing, high-quality, expensive name brands and reselling them to someone who will be excited to wear them.
However, like all fabric items, they need to be freshened every now and again. We do not smoke and there aren’t any funky odors in our home. But nothing smells better than sliding on a freshly washed t-shirt, much like when you climb into a bed with clean sheets. Cleanliness is happiness.
If I were purchasing something online that was in “used” condition, I would expect it to be clean and smell fresh. I don’t want it to smell like its been marinated in cologne or as if it was scrubbed with fabric sheets. I want it to smell as natural as possible or with a faint scent of something neutral and clean. That is why I prefer to make my own fabric freshener spray. It’s made with natural ingredients and isn’t overpowering, like many store-bought sprays.
What You’ll Need to Make Natural Fabric Freshener:
- A Spray Bottle (dark blue or brown glass bottles are said to be best because they keep the essential oils at optimal concentrations).
- 2 Tablespoons Witch Hazel
- 2 Tablespoons Baking Powder
- Hot Water
- Essential Oils of Choice
Once you have all your items aligned, you’ll be ready to tackle the daunting task of creating natural fabric spray:
- Mix all items together & spray! [that’s it!]
If you’re undecided on which brand of essential oils to choose from (and trust me, there are a ton!), I would recommend my article about which oils I think are best. It can be very overwhelming with all of the choices of brands and false claims that some of the oil companies make. I’ve used Barefut oils for the past couple years now and am completely satisfied with their product and quality of oils.