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I have been using Nellie's Laundry Soda for the past two years on all of my family's laundry (including diapers) and I love that our clothes smell like 'nothing' - but I'm starting to miss the smell of 'something'.  


Any ideas of something to add a light scent to our laundry that won't effect our diapers? (No dryer sheets, commercial detergents) I was thinking a drop or two of essential oils, but figured they may wash out.  Any tips or ideas?

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Could you add a drop of essential oil to the dryer?
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I get lavender sachets for the dryer.  Mine are from Trader Joe's.  Each one lasts for several loads and when the are looking pretty worn, I sprinkle the leftover lavender buds on one of my rugs and vacuum it up.  The scent is subtle, but I don't care for the strong chemical smell of most detergents and fabric softeners....and it is fine for cloth diapers!

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I relate. I too covet the smell of "something," but haven't found a cheap/natural/healthy solution! Wouldn't it be awesome if all of the diapers and sweaters smelled like vanilla, or honey-cardomom, or pumpkin spice...................

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I used the same thing.  Nellie's is great for mixing scents in.  I mixed in fragrance oils.  About 20 drops to a whole tin (about 100 loads) Mostly because I have it on hand already.  You can use EO, too though you might need to put more drops in.  Mix well and let them sit for a bit, then mix some more.


If you don't mind you can also buy their dryer balls and they sell lavender sticks to put into the balls to scent your laundry.  I never tried that but the reviews are pretty good.

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