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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times…life in a house of boys STINKS! Now while I could be speaking metaphorically here because of being fed up with video games, sports activities and bodily boy functions (gross!) I’m actually telling you on any given day, if I walk into my boy’s rooms, it stinks! Now I don’t want to get all into TMI here but seriously, boys do not smell great. They smell like sweat. And dirt. And their clothes? Well, there are times when the scent can seriously be toxic! My truth is that I hold my nose before I go into their rooms for my weekly laundry routine because most of their clothing could probably stand up on their own.
Now, I’ve stressed about the “boy smell” to no end and I’ve tried a variety of methods to get my guys smelling like roses but no matter what I’ve tried, it hasn’t worked. So I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands. At first I considered a huge bonfire with all their clothes. However, after realizing that would only mean I had to buy more clothes (which doubtlessly would end up smelling just the same) I figured it was time to rid myself of both the stink and the stress of living in a house full of boys.
Knowing that I wasn’t going to get them to change the way THEY smell anytime soon, I set out in search of a way to change how their CLOTHES smell. My first goal was simply to get rid of the stink! And that meant I needed some majorly amazing scents! With one great smelling goal in mind, I headed to Walmart to change up my laundry routine! As I stood in the fabric softener aisle, I as something new. Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ immediately stood out with their two amazing scents of Field Flowers and Lavender. And as soon as I saw that they were scent boosters that lasted five times longer than other fragrances, I was sold!
I was about to leave the aisle when I also spotted Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Conditioner. I just knew that paired with the Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ in Lavender THIS was my perfect solution to softer, better smelling boy’s clothes! Thrilled with my new find, I added both items to my cart and headed home to tackle the mounds of laundry that my boys produce weekly.
Now while I usually hate doing the laundry because of being stuck in a small laundry room with that “boy smell”, I was excited to try out my new products and see what a difference Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ could make! I quickly put on my gas mask (I kid – kinda!) and headed into my oldest’s room to gather up his clothes and then made a mad dash to the laundry room. Instead of my regular routine of simply using detergent, I added my Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ in Lavender and Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Conditioner to the load and crossed my fingers as the washer started to run.
As I got up the nerve to take a breath again, I was pleasantly surprised that even as the clothes washed, the smell of Lavender filled my laundry room. I took a deep breath and relaxed, knowing that while I can’t change the way my boys smell, I was on the right track to making sure their clothes don’t smell the same!
In fact, the scent of doing the laundry was so relaxing with the addition of aSuavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ in Lavender that I got an idea. I had some extra fabric laying around that I’d been meaning to craft with and inspired by the relaxing scent of the Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™, I decided right then and there to make it into a Cooling Lavender Eye Mask so that I could enjoy the soothing scent of Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ anytime things got stressful!
I added my cloth into my next load of clothes and washed it in the Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ in Lavender and the Suavitel® Fabric Conditioner so that it would come out soft and smelling great! Once the fabric was washed and dried, I cut two 9 inch by 5 inch rectangles of equal size out of it.
Since I’m not one for sewing much and I wanted to ensure that my filling didn’t come out of the pillow, I decided to go the “no sew” route for a quick and easy eye pillow that anyone can make. With my pieces of clothes laid out, I first added some decorative ribbon to make my eye pillow pretty as well as relaxing. To do this, I simply used hot glue to attach ribbon to both ends of ONE of my pieces of cloth.
Then I turned that piece of cloth face down to the other piece, lined up the seams of my cloth and used hot glue to secure the two long sides and one of the short sides.
Once I had allowed the glue on the three sides of my eye pillow to dry, I gently turned it inside out (so that the actual outside of the pillow was showing).
Wanting to keep with the relaxing theme and inspired by the amazing Lavender scent of the Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™, I laid out my flax seeds for the inside of the pillow and added a few drops of Lavender Essential Oil. I allowed the oil to seep into the seeds to that I wouldn’t end up with oily marks on my eye pillow and then added them into the open end.
All that was left to do was to seal the open end to complete my eye pillow. I turned both ends under to create a seam and then used hot glue to secure the end.
And that was it! My easy no sew eye pillow took less than 15 minutes to make. As an added bonus, the flax seeds hold cool very well so when the laundry is stressing me out or I simply need a break, I just throw my eye pillow in the freezer for about fifteen minutes and then sit back and enjoy the sensation of relaxation that it delivers! And since the fabric was washed in Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ and Lavender was added to the flax seeds, I know without a doubt that my eye pillow will deliver the relaxing smell of lavender for some time!
With my eye pillow complete and my laundry done, I took a deep breath and and smiled when I discovered that my house no longer stunk. It no longer smelled like guys. Instead it smelled amazingly like lavender and relaxation!
The next day, as the boys got dressed, I couldn’t help but sneak up behind them and smell their clothing and I have to say, they smelled great! The scent of the Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ was not overpowering and instead left them smelling fresh and clean, even after their normal daily activities!
Now, I’ve said goodbye to smelly boys clothes! With Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ I’ve eliminated the stink from my home and that goes a long way towards helping this stressed out mama take a deep breath, sit back and relax. Because knowing that having boys doesn’t mean your home has to smell like one is is an accomplishment that would make any mom feel proud!
Ready to try Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ for yourself? There will be samples of them on select Suavitel® Liquid Fabric Conditioners at Walmart! Keep your eyes open to test them out yourself or simply trust my experience and pick up your full sized bottle of Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™ in Field Flowers or Lavender today!
Then tell me, what scents would you like to rid your laundry of with the help of Suavitel® Fragrance Pearls™?