This post is going to show you the best ways to make your house smell like laundry detergent – quickly and easily!
There’s nothing like the fresh and uplifting scent of laundry, it’s no wonder so many of us want to make our homes smell like laundry.
Fortunately there are some very quick and easy ways to do just that!
The best ways to make your house smell like laundry detergent include placing dryer sheets in specific places in your home, making an air freshner with laundry detergent, using specific essential oils in a diffuser and buying the right laundry-scented products.
Let’s go into each of those in more detail so that you can have your house smelling like fresh laundry right away!
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The Best Ways to Make Your House Smell Like Laundry
Let’s look at a mix of the absolute best DIY methods (including natural ones) to make your house smell like laundry detergent, and the most effective products you can buy.
Make your own air freshner with laundry detergent!
You can use laundry detergent to make house smell good by actually making an air freshner with your laundry detergent!
The quickest way to do this is to simply mix one part fabric softener with two parts water in a spray bottle and spray away!
If you particularly want to make your house smell like Downy then of course you can use that. The Downy ‘Calm’ scent is beautiful and this two pack is great value.
If you prefer something more natural, try Caldrea fabric softeners – they smell amazing and are fragranced with essential oils.
You can also use laundry detergent rather than softener – just don’t shake up your spray bottle too much or you’ll have lots of bubbles! I love this value two-pack of the gorgeous honeysuckle scented Mrs Meyer’s laundry detergent.
These laundry detergent air freshners are also great for spraying lightly on carpets and bedlinen to keep them smelling fresh and clean. However you should be careful about spraying into the air over hard flooring – spray just a little then make sure it isn’t making your floor slippy at all before proceeding!
Use scented laundry beads instead of wax melts!
Another way to make a laundry scented air freshner is to melt some scented laundry beads!
This tip has been doing the rounds on Pinterest for a while and lots of people now seem to swear by it.
Simply use the beads – like this value pack of Downy Unstopables in ‘fresh’ – in place of your usual wax melts.
If you don’t already have a wax burner I recommend this one – stylish, good value, and over 15,000 amazing reviews… what more could you ask for!
Obviously however you do this you need to make sure to keep it well away from little ones, only burn it for a short time, and never leave unattended!
Alternatively, just use regular wax in a gorgeous fresh laundry scent. I love these natural soy wax tarts in the Beach Linen scent (also try the Baby Powder ones for a similar ‘laundry fresh’ feel).
Make laundry scented sachets!
For a different type of laundry scented air freshner, just pop some laundry detergent powder or scented laundry beads into a little organza bag (like these ones). The scent from these can be quite strong, so they make a big difference in small spaces like drawers and blanket boxes.
Make your home smell like laundry detergent with fragrance oils
My number one way to make my house smell like laundry is to use fresh smelling fragrance oils in a diffuser.
For me, this is the easiest ‘set it and forget it’ way to make your home smell like laundry all day with very little effort.
I also find that using a water based electronic diffuser is really good for congestion from colds and allergies.
I highly recommend this set of ‘Clean Home’ fragrance oils by P&J trading.
The ‘Fresh Cotton’ and ‘Clean and Fresh’ scents have the best laundry detergent fragrances, but mixing in the other oils to suit your mood (orange, lemongrass, aloe and bamboo) results in some truly heavenly scents!
If you don’t already have an electronic diffuser, I really recommend getting one if you want to keep your home smelling really good all the time. I love mine and use it every day.
Try this diffuser for an all round great buy – looks good, works really well, and is really well priced.
DIVINE laundry scented candle!
For a really quick and easy way to get your home smelling like laundry, just get yourself one of these AMAZING smelling candles by Bath and Body Works!
This ‘Laundry Day’ scented candle smells of fresh cotton drying on a spring day… mmm mmmmm!
Make your house smell like laundry with dryer sheets
Another great way to make your house smell like laundry detergent is with dryer sheets!
Simply grab a dryer sheet (I like these Downy ‘April Fresh’ ones) and place it wherever you want a fresh laundry scent.
My favorite thing to do is to slip them in cushion covers so that they stay smelling fresh and lovley.
But you can also try taping a dryer sheet to the back of a portable fan so that the scent circulates around your room.
Dryer sheets also work well in linen closets and drawers – just wherever you want a gorgeous fresh laundry smell really!
I recommend changing them every month to keep the scent strong and fresh.
Dry your laundry indoors
A great way to use laundry detergent to make house smell good is to simply dry your laundry indoors!
Try using scent beads like the ones above or these gorgeous lavender ones to make your clothes really fragrant, then just leave the doors open in whatever room you’re drying them in.
This way you’ll get a subtle laundry scent circulating throughout your house.
And if your home has radiators then this works really well if you pop your laundry on them when they’re on as the heat carries the scent even further.
Open your windows!
If you want to make your house smell like laundry then it’s really important to have a clean and fresh environment.
The easiest way to do this is to make sure to open your windows on a regular basis to flush out stale air.
So long as you don’t live in a polluted area, opening your windows regularly is also great for your health as it helps to keep the air in your home free from dust and pollutants.
Get the most gorgeous linen scented reed diffuser
And finally, if you want to treat yourself while also making your home smell like laundry, snap up one of these gorgeous reed diffusers.
The beautiful linen scent from this NEST reed diffuser will make your home smell absolutely amazing. The fresh laundry scent is combined with white orchid and apple blossom for a truly unique fresh and clean scent.
If you want your house to always smell of beautifully fresh laundry the moment you step through the door, you really can’t go wrong with this diffuser.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post on how to make your home smell like laundry detergent, and that it’s helped you!