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Spritz your laundry and smell amazing

Spritz your laundry and smell amazing

Want to keep your clothes smelling great between washes? Even though some garments can be washed regularly, washing delicates or woollens can't and a fresh spritz is easy

Keeping your clothes smelling amazing between washes in a natural way is as easy as preparing a spray bottle with a solution of water, a little alcohol (like vodka) and some drops of your preferred essential oil. Once prepared, keep it in your closet so it is always handy. Shake it well and lightly spray your garments before wearing them for fresh natural smelling clothes.

Another fav with us here at Biocasa is to use the oils in your closets and drawers. You can add some drops of cedar oil onto some cedar rings, and they’ll not only smell great but will also keep moths away from your woollens!

Alternatively you can add some essential oil drops to a dryer sheet, some reusable makeup pads or old cloth, tuck it in your drawers for a whiff of amazing natural scent every time you’ll open them.

How to choose which Essential Oils

There are lots of essential oils to choose from and the choice will come down to your personal preference but it’s good to know that many oils don’t only have a great scent but also some added benefits.

  • Relaxing Lavender – This is one of the most popular essential oils for using in laundry and present in many cleaning products. It will be a great addition for your baby clothes, bed sheets and pyjamas laundry. Pairs well with ylang ylang and it’s great also diluted with water as linens’ spray.
  • Chamomile – like lavender, chamomile essential oil is also very calming and has the potential to put your mind at ease. If you prefer a more uplifting scent, you can combine it with bergamot or another citrus oil.
  • Rose - the sweet floral scent of rose oil has been shown to help reduce anxiety when inhaled and would add a nice natural floral scent to your laundry.
  • Geranium – similarly to rose essential oil, Geranium has a sweet floral scent, and it also helps to make you feel calm and uplifted.
  • Lemongrass – often combined with green tea for spa-like scented candles and body creams, lemongrass essential oil has a soothing, comforting scent. Refreshing Spearmint and peppermint – Notoriously chosen for their energizing crisp aroma, mint essential oils will immediately make your laundry smell clean and refreshed. While being very similar, you will find that spearmint oil has a bit of a sweeter kick to its aroma. Essential oils from this family also have great antimicrobial and antibacterial properties that help in disinfecting your clothes.
  • Lemon – It is also a great energising aroma and helps boosting your mood. Citrus essential oils like lemon, orange, bergamot, and grapefruit are great at cleaning dirt & grime, deodorizing, and adding a fresh, clean, uplifting scent. As a bonus, Lemon is also a perfect natural anti-bacterial and antiviral and pairs well with peppermint or basil for a brighter kick.
  • Basil - has a fresh, crisp scent that pairs well with lemon. It’s been shown to be both antiviral and anti-inflammatory, so it could be a great addition to your laundry when someone in your household comes down with the flu.
  • Antibacterial Eucalyptus – One of the most Aussie scents known, eucalyptus oil is also a natural germ fighter. Its fresh scent combines well it with lavender or spearmint.
  • Tea tree – Tea tree is very well known for its strong antibacterial properties which naturally helps fighting viruses and germs and it’s therefore great to use when cleaning surfaces and clothes of someone who’s been sick. Tea tree is also amazing in fighting mold and mildew scents that result from forgetting your laundry in the washer for too long.
  • Rosemary – Rosemary has anti-fungal properties, which will come very handy if in your household there’s an avid swimmer or someone with a fungal infection.
  • Oregano – This is a strong, natural disinfectant that also has antifungal benefits that may help treat bacterial infections. One study found that it has strong antioxidant properties and could help treat fevers and respiratory symptoms, too.
  • Grapefruit – similarly to the previously mentioned Lemon essential oil, Grapefruit has been said to have antifungal properties that may help reduce any harmful bacteria in your laundry. If you enjoy a citrus-scented load, try mixing lemon and grapefruit. 

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