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How to Keep Clothes Smelling Fresh In Drawers (Drawer Deodorizer DIY)

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 How to keep clothes smelling fresh in drawers with an easy drawer deodorizer DIY.  This easy tutorial uses essential oils to naturally remove odors.


Fall is coming.  Have you smelled your sweater drawer lately?  Has it taken on a funky scent in the last few months?


Learn how to keep clothe smelling fresh in drawers with an easy drawer deodorizer DIY.  This is a simple sachet that takes only a few minutes to make.  Place it in a drawer to freshen your clothes in just a few hours. 

 


I'll also give you a few more ideas to remove odors and keep your clothes smelling great.


How to Keep Clothes Smelling Fresh in Drawers (Drawer Deodorizer DIY)


Clean the Drawer


If your clothes have taken on a funky scent in the drawer, you might need to clean the drawer.  Remove all of the clothes.  Vacuum if necessary and then wipe with an antibacterial cleanser.  


I really like Odoban Disinfectant to get rid of odors.  BioKleen all purpose cleaner is also a good one.


You can also use vinegar diluted 1 to 1 in water and spray that.  


If the drawer has a strong odor, remove it from the dresser and let it sit in the sunlight all day.  Repeat as necessary.  


Let the wood dry completely before putting clothes back in.


 



Clean Clothes


You may need to launder or dry clean the clothes at this point.  If you can't launder them or dry clean right now, you can try an odor eliminating spray.  


I use this fabric odor eliminating spray to neutralize odors.  Always do a spot test to make sure it's safe for your fabrics.


If you do spray your clothes, let them dry completely before folding and putting away.


Odor Eliminating Products


My favorite odor eliminating product is baking soda.  But it's not always practical to put baking soda in your drawer because it can get messy.  


Charcoal also works really well to absorb and neutralize odors.  This set of 6 charcoal bags will work for up to 6 drawers, or you can place them in other areas like your car. 


Drawer Deodorizer Sachet DIY


This drawer deodorizer DIY was one of the crafts from my September 2020 Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box.  



If you're new to essential oils, the Recipe Box is a great way to get started.  You get a box each month with four full size bottles of essential oils plus supplies you need to make 6 easy recipes at home.  


If you subscribe to the box and use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE, you can get a $40 gift card to use on a future purchase!


The September box has:


  • Pom poms
  • Cotton bag
  • Spray bottle 
  • 6 recipe cards


You'll use these to make 6 DIYs for a natural home.
  • Drawer Deodorizer
  • Defeat the Reek Diffuser Blend
  • Mini Car Diffuser
  • No Stink Disk
This box is only available in September 2020, but if you're reading this later, you can still order the boxes.  You'll just get different oils. 

Don't forget to use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE when you order for a $40 gift card!

Essential Oils


My drawer deodorizer DIY uses both clove and blood orange essential oils.  Both are excellent for deodorizing and getting rid of odors.


Blood orange is a reddish orange color, so it's important to let this dry completely before you put it in the drawer so you don't stain your clothes.





You could also use defender.  I prefer the scent of the blood orange and clove together, but defender is really good for reducing odors.


Sachet



My sachet was included in my box.  If you need to get one, you can get cotton sachets on Etsy in different quantities.


What Do You Put in Drawer Sachets?



This particular DIY uses a cotton ball.  It's inexpensive and easy to find.  You can also use rice, Epsom salts, or potpourri.  


How Long Does a Drawer Sachet Last?



Essential oils don't last as long as artificial fragrances.  This drawer deodorizer DIY should last for at least a month.


When you can't smell it anymore, just refresh with the same essential oils.  You can also use a new cotton ball and use different oils.


Drawer Deodorizer Sachet Supplies

  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton sachet


Directions


Step #1


Put the cotton ball in a bowl to protect your counter or table.  Add the essential oil drops and let dry completely.




Step #2


Place the cotton ball inside the bag.  Pull the strings shut.




Step #3


Place the bag in a drawer and enjoy fresher clothes.




This should last for a month, but you can refresh it as needed.  Just put more essential oils on the cotton ball.  

If you want to use different oils, use a different cotton ball.

These drawer sachets with essential oils aren't just for drawers.  You can also place them in your closet, bathroom, or in other small spaces.  

If you want to order your Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box, use code EVERYTHINGPRETTYFREE to get a free bonus box plus a $40 gift card to use on a future purchase.  

Looking for more ways to defeat the reek?  Try one of these ideas:
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Author: Cari @ Koti Beth
Estimated cost: $5

DIY Drawer Sachet Tutorial

prep time: 5 Mperform time: 10 Mtotal time: 15 M
How to make your clothes smell fresh with a drawer sachet with essential oils.

materials:

  • Cotton ball
  • Cotton sachet
  • 5 drops blood orange essential oil
  • 5 drops clove essential oil

steps:

  1. Put the cotton ball in a bowl to protect your counter or table. Add the essential oil drops and let dry completely.
  2. Place the cotton ball inside the bag. Pull the strings shut.
  3. Place the bag in a drawer and enjoy fresher clothes.

NOTES:

This should last for a month, but you can refresh it as needed.  Just put more essential oils on the cotton ball.  

If you want to use different oils, use a different cotton ball.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.

Comments

  1. What a great idea! The cotton ball makes it so easy to refresh or change the scent.

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