How do you get laundry that smells good?

How do you get laundry that smells good?

Nothing is more pleasant than putting on smelly clothes! From washing to drying, what are the tips to know to eliminate bad odors? Zoom on the thousand and one ways to obtain a delicately scented linen…


- Spread without delay, for a laundry that smells good - Essential oils against odors - Bicarbonate to deodorize the laundry - Eliminate odors by disinfecting the machine - For a scented laundry, think of the cupboard!

1. Extend without delay, for a laundry that smells good

Did you know that the hot, humid air in your washing machine can cause unpleasant odors? To protect yourself, open the drum door at the end of the washing cycle and take out your laundry without delay. This will avoid the maceration phenomenon that causes unpleasant odors. Ideally, hang your laundry in a dry, ventilated place exposed to light. A short drying time gives the best results!

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2. Essential oils against odors!

The detergents sold on the market are certainly scented, but they do not always make it possible to eliminate the bad odors which are encrusted in the heart of the fibers. The solution ? A few drops of essential oil mixed with washing powder or softener, at the start of the cycle. By diffusing into the washing water, the essential oil will guarantee you obtaining a laundry that smells good, regardless of the duration of the program chosen. Clever, isn't it?

3. Baking soda to deodorize laundry

Baking soda will never cease to amaze you! You knew its whitening properties, but did you know that it also makes it possible to hunt bad smells? For a laundry that smells good, do the following: * Dilute a cup of baking soda in a liter of hot water. * Let your laundry soak for about 30 minutes, then rinse it thoroughly with clean water. * Wash your laundry in the machine, using your usual program. Guaranteed result!

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4. Eliminate odors by disinfecting the machine

© Tamara Kulikova - Despite all your efforts, your laundry still does not smell good? These unpleasant odors may be linked to the presence of bacteria in your machine. To get rid of it, several solutions are possible: *Run your machine at high temperature, without laundry in the drum : Heat will destroy unwanted microorganisms. *Use a fungicide product : Again, you will do this during a vacuum wash. Bacteria will not resist it!

5. For a scented linen, think of the wardrobe!

Once the laundry is washed and dried, you are still not immune to the appearance of bad smells. For clothes that smell good, perfume your wardrobe: * Lavender: Well known to our grandmothers, it has no equal in diffusing a pleasant smell in the heart of our textiles. *Thyme : The queen of herbs of Provence will do wonders at the bottom of your wardrobe! *Your usual scent : Sprayed on a tissue, it will give your laundry a delicate scent.