I know it doesn't look like much, but I'm super excited about this little green terrycloth pouch. Jason whipped up some to go with a Christmas gift and we had a few left over. So there is the set up.
We were heading out to Tillie's birthday party yesterday and the shirt I wanted to wear was not quite acceptable. It wouldn't necessarily classify as dirty but it smelled.....off. I REALLY wanted to wear this shirt. What to do? I filled one of the terrycloth pouches with a cup of old fashioned rolled oats...
...and added a few drops of my favorite essential oil and popped it in the dryer with the shirt for a few minutes. You know what? IT WORKED. Not by masking the smell with another smell...the oats actually sucked the smell up! This will certainly not become a replacement for actually washing clothes, but in a pinch, this trick works like a charm.
Don't have a terrycloth velcro pouch lying around? Just use a sock that has lost its twin! Pour a cup of oats in it (add a couple drops of amber, sandalwood or your favorite essential oil, if you'd like) and tie it up tight. A few things to note:
- Don't use it on wet clothes or the oats may turn into oatmeal
- Make sure the sock has NO holes in it
- Don't use the packets of Maple & Brown Sugar - or any other flavored quick oats. The flavor powder may seep out of the sock and yuck up the dryer.