I'm not a fan of adding chemicals to my laundry to make it smell nice, but when I received a free coupon in the mail for Purex Crystals Aromatherapy scent beads, I figured “why not?” I have a teen boy and on those rare occasions when he totes his skanky laundry down to my machine, it takes MULTIPLE washings to get rid of “funky boy odor.”
Purex Crystals Aromatherapy come in new-agey scents labeled “Energy,” “Well-Being,” and “Serenity.” Since I do my grocery shopping in the morning and my coffee hadn't kicked in yet, I chose “Energy” and used the crystals when I did my first load of laundry later that morning. They imparted a nice, citrus fragrance to our clothes. So, I got to thinking (yes, the caffeine had hit),
What Else Can Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Be Used For?
Here's what I came up with:
- Sprinkle them in the bottom of the garbage can. Not only do they make the garbage smell better, but they actually make the whole kitchen smell like citrus.
- Use them as air freshener. I grabbed a nearly-gone container of air freshener I'd gotten from the Dollar store and filled it half way with the Purex Crystals. The top of the container made sure our cat never had direct contact with the product; alternatively, you could use a jar and just poke holes in the top to let the scent through.
- Use them in place of candles. I filled a old, washed baby jar with the Purex Crsystals and placed it on a candle warmer (I put my keys near it so I don't leave the house and forget to turn the candle warmer off).
Update: A friend pointed out that if you sprinkle the crystals on the carpet and then vacuum them up, the carpet AND vacuum will smell fresh! AWESOME!
I love buying products and finding multiple purposes for them! If you've got Purex Crystals Aromatherapy around the house (or another brand of “scent boosters” in the house), experiment with them and see what you come up with!
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Thanks for reading!!!!