Laying on a freshly-washed bedsheet or putting on warm, laundered clothes is therapeutic for many reasons. It’s not just the clean feeling, but also the great scent that comes along with it. However, these days the chemical fragrance from things like liquid softener, laundry pods and sachets are often too strong and pose risks to your health. Fortunately, there are natural alternatives to these that could give your fabrics a nice savour without all the synthetics. Here are some of them:
- Natural Homemade Sachets
The sachets contain dried herbs such as lavender, rosemary or raspberry leaves, giving your laundry an all-natural waft. Find out how to make them here.
- Essential Oils
Put any essential oil of your choice – could be rose, citrus, or vanilla for example – in a spray bottle, then spritz your laundry before putting them in the washer. You can also spritz them to a wool dryer ball to both reduce the drying time and keep your laundry fresh.
- Castile Soap
There are a lot of organic castile soaps with various aromas out there, from green tea to eucalyptus. To use it, mix one-third cup of castile soap with half a cup of vinegar in the washer.