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Do you want to induce your smell onto your blanket? Don’t worry: we are here for you. Now, your blanket can have a nice smell or a bad odor, depending on how you take care of it. For instance, if you sweat at night, your blanket will smell like your sweat. Likewise, your blanket may take the smell of your favorite perfume.
The best way to make a blanket smell is by sleeping on it for several nights, spraying it with your body spray, or washing it with your favorite soap.
Can Moms Put Their Shirt in The Crib?
Putting mum’s items in the crib helps soothe the baby as it smells like the mom. If your baby calms down quickly when you hold her, she may fall asleep more quickly if she can smell you, even if you’re not in the same room.
Infusing your aroma into your baby’s pajamas or blanket is a simple approach. For two or three days, carry or sleep with the pajamas or blanket against your bare skin, which will transfer your aroma to the cloth. If you dress your baby in pajamas or swaddle her in a blanket, she will be able to smell you, which may help her go asleep more quickly. According to a 2007 study published in the “Journal of Perinatology,” both premature and full-term infants cease screaming more immediately when exposed to their mother’s aroma, which could help babies fall asleep faster since they’re content.
Why Does Every Blanket I Own End up Smelling the Same?
If you sweat at night, the same sweat odor from you is picked up by all of the blankets.
You use the same detergent and softener every time you do the laundry. From those, the blankets all pick up the same aroma.
You normally apply the same perfume/aftershave as you get dressed. The blankets will pick up your aroma when you sleep.
You use the same shampoo/soap every time you wash or bathe. The blankets will pick up your fragrances.
Unless you use different soaps/scents/detergents and switch them out every time you change the blanket, the blankets will all smell the same.
How to Make a Blanket Smell Good without Washing
We all want a clean and fresh aroma, whether we’re bringing out seasonal blankets from the storage or starting a new load of laundry. However, tragedy strikes when the blanket develops a musty odor from storage or becomes stale due to bad weather.
There is still hope if you don’t want to go through the effort of dry cleaning or washing your already clean blankets – let us go over some of the options for freshening them up without using a washing machine. Continue reading.
1. Sprinkle Some Baking Soda
Baking soda has long been one of the most useful household goods – not just for baking but also for cleaning purposes – since the “good old days.” For the uninitiated, baking soda has also been termed a trustworthy “moisture absorber” and “alternative deodorizer.”
Sprinkle some baking soda over your blanket (and bed) if it smells foul from the rain. Let it sit for 30 minutes. The baking soda will absorb excess moisture and eliminate the odor. Remove the baking soda with a vacuum and enjoy your new blanket.
2. Use The Dryer
Is the bedding becoming musty as a result of the inconvenient bad weather? Isn’t it gloomy because there’s no sun? Is it wet and drizzly? Don’t worry; the “dryer” is an instrumental innovation. Toss the blanket in the dryer. Allow the heat to evaporate the moisture and kill the germs and bacteria generating the odor.
P.S. Check the blanket’s care label before using it; not all textiles can withstand high heat. If you want to be safe, use low heat or tumble dry settings.
3. Dryer Sheets & Scented Dryer Balls
Putting a pungent-smelling blanket in the dryer may have the reverse effect, stinking up the entire dryer. So, for a better result, use a dryer sheet, or try this ancient “DIY essential oil technique” using dryer balls.
On the dryer balls, drop a few drops of essential oil.
Allow a few minutes for the oil to soak into the dryer balls completely (you don’t want oil spots on your blanket).
That is all. Toss the scented dryer balls in with the blankets in the dryer.
4. Use A Fabric Spray
“Fabric Deodorizer,” “Fabric Refresher,” “Fabric Sanitizer,” or “Fabric Freshener” are all names used to refer to a fabric spray. Though various terms may refer to the method, it is one of the most simple and “Captain Obvious” methods. Purchase and apply one of these fabric sprays to the blanket or bedspread.
All major cleaning brands will undoubtedly have their fabric sprays – Febreze, P&G, Glade, Magiclean, Dettol, and so on…
5. Iron, Garment Steamer, Hair Dryer
It’s OK to use a fabric spray. However, the underlying issue persists as a wet blanket eventually gets stinky. As a result, the same thing will recur unless you get rid of the excess moisture.
If you don’t have a dryer, you can use an iron, a garment steamer, or a hairdryer to dry the blanket. The goal is to use heat to eliminate odor and let the blanket dry.
6. Good Old Fresh Air & Sunlight
What’s the best way to keep a blanket fresh? Allow nature to work its magic — spread the blanket out in the open air and allow the sun to “sanitize” it. There’s no need for chemicals or any of those electronic gadgets.
If any of the strategies listed above worked for you, then here is the end of the narrative. If the odor lingers, the source of the issue is likely to be a humidity problem, a ventilation problem, or an unseen stain. For your health’s sake, it’s best to find and fix the source of the problem.
This brings us to the conclusion of this little guide. Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope you have a better night’s sleep! Also, remember to share it with your friends on social platforms.