How to Custom Fragrance Your Laundry Detergent

Pamela Martin

Laundry detergent can impart a scent to your clothes, but the fragrances in commercial products are often cloying and overwhelming. With essential oils and a fragrance-free detergent, you can create a scent that matches your personal style, and control the intensity of the smell.

Turn plain detergent into a scent source for your laundry.

Step 1

Add essential oils, one drop at a time, to a shot glass until you have a mixture you like. Make a note of the proportions of each fragrance you use.

Step 2

Mix the oils, in the same ration, to make 1/4 to 1/2 oz. of the blend.

Step 3

Add the oils to a gallon of fragrance-free laundry detergent, and mix them thoroughly.