How To Keep Clothes Smelling Fresh After Washing

Every day people look for many different ways to scent clothes in the washing machine effectively. The goal is to let that good smell last for many days so that we wear clothes that intoxicate us with their fragrance! One method that not everyone knows about but is extremely effective and quick is the towel method. Using it is super simple! Let’s see together all the steps to do!


The first thing to do is to get all the necessary supplies in order to carry out our trick quickly and effectively. In detail you will need:

  • 1 clean towel
  • 1 loaf of bar soap

That’s it! That’s all you’ll need to get super-smelling and even bright white clothes! In fact, bar soap has always been a great Grandma’s remedy that was used since ancient times even to remove the most stubborn stains. To this day everyone uses it, and no one can do without having at least a bar of soap in the house! As for the towel, of course you will have to use a white one in case of white or light laundry and a dark one for colored.


Having got everything you need, let’s go through the process right away! You will need to take your towel and wet it with warm water, after which wring it out and place it on a flat surface. Spread it out well, after which vigorously rub the lump of bar soap all over the towel, then turn it over and do the same thing on the opposite side. Now all you have to do is put it in the washing machine along with the rest of the cloths and start washing. The result will be amazing, and the scent will stay on the cloths for days on end.

N.B. If you want to use this remedy but do not like the smell of Marseille soap, you can get a soap bar with a natural and environmentally friendly composition.

Alternatives for scenting

Once we have explained our fantastic trick, let’s also discover together other methods of scenting! In fact, bar soap is not the only one that can impart a fantastic smell to laundry. Below, then, I suggest methods that can help you and that you can always have on hand!

  • Lemon juice

The first is really lemon juice, a fantastic and increasingly versatile citrus fruit! In addition to perfuming, whitening and softening cloths, this also has a good impact in the washing machine, in fact it is also used to do vacuum washes. So, all you will have to do is put 1 cup of lemon juice in the softener tray, if you want to add some drops of essential oil also lemon so as to enhance the scent. You will see what a fantastic result!

  • Essential oils

One of the most immediate but also effective solutions are, of course, essential oils! These are widely used in the washing machine, especially to make detergents or natural fabric softeners to use on laundry.

All you have to do is put 1 teaspoon of essential oils of your choice in the detergent tub and there you go! When the laundry is done, you will smell an intoxicating scent!

  • Baking soda

Finally, let’s look at a trick that is not really aimed at scenting the laundry, but at not having bad odors! Although you do all the right steps in the washing machine to wash and spread a good smell, it happens very often to smell something after the laundry, such as damp or musty. A little baking soda with each wash is all that is needed to avoid having the problem of stench since this ingredient neutralizes odors in a short time. Simply put 1 scoop of the product directly into the washing machine basket.


We recommend that you always consult the washing labels of your clothes before using these methods.

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