What Are Scent Boosters?


Do you want to keep your laundry smelling fresh, fragrant and clean for longer? It seems that you’re not alone - and that’s why scent boosters have become so popular. In-wash scent boosters are fragrant, dissolvable beads that add a burst of freshness to your laundry.

These laundry scent boosters not only infuse your washing with extra fragrant aromas, but they also lock in that fresh smell to help your fabrics and clothes stay fresh-smelling for longer. 

You can think of them as a perfume or deodorizer for your laundry that gives a “just washed” smell to your clothes, bed linen and towels. 

Below you’ll find more information on frequently asked questions such as what are scent boosters, what are laundry scent beads made of, how to use laundry beads, and how to use scent boosters.

What Are Scent Boosters/Laundry Beads? 

Many people wonder “what are scent beads?”. Scent boosters, also known as laundry beads or in-wash scent boosters, are tiny, dissolvable, grain-sized crystals, beads or pods that you can add to laundry to enhance that freshly washed smell. 

They come in a range of different fragrances, providing a long-lasting scent to keep your laundry smelling clean and fragrant for longer.

Adding scent boosters to your washer helps give you more choice about how your laundry smells. And you can add just a few beads or more, to customize how strong you want your favorite scent to be. 

Not only do scent beads lock in that fresh smell and give you great-smelling clothes, but they can also transport you through your sense of smell to your favorite place. Kind Laundry’s Ocean Breeze Scent Boosters, for example, are inspired by an ocean paradise, coastal bliss feeling.

Do Scent Boosters Actually Work? 

Yes. Scent boosters, which work differently from laundry detergents and softeners, enhance the fragrance of your clothes and keep them smelling fresh for longer.

But remember - not all scent boosters are the same, so you’ll want to find ones that are not too overpowering and that come in a scent that you really love. 

Kind Laundry’s Ocean Breeze In-Wash Scent Boosters have been specially formulated to provide a fresh, clean floral aroma for your clothes, towels and linen with a hint of citrus, that lasts for up to 12 weeks. 

How Long Do They Last?

The clean, fresh fragrance of laundry scent boosters can last anywhere up to 12 weeks. This will depend on the brand you choose and how you store your laundry after it’s been washed.

Kind Laundry’s Ocean Breeze scent beads use an advanced encapsulation technology to keep the fragrance locked into the plant-based booster beads (which are non-toxic and chemical-free). 

How to Use Scent Boosters in Washing Machine? 

Are you busy searching for in wash scent booster how to use? Then we have some answers for you.

Firstly, Kind Laundry’s scent boosters can be used with hot and cold temperatures .They can also be used in traditional machines, as well as high efficiency (HE) washers.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use Kind Laundry’s scent boosters, in 3 easy steps:

👉 Step 1: Use the cap of the Kind Laundry scent boosters container to measure out your preferred amount of scent beads. Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to scent, so you may want to try different amounts for different wash loads, to see which measurement is right for you. 

👉 Step 2: Put the scent beads into the drum of your washer, along with your clothes. Scent beads are not meant to be placed in the drawer (if your machine has one). Our in-wash scent boosters are dissolvable in water, and biodegradable. 

👉 Step 3: Add a Kind Laundry detergent sheet and then press start to put your washer on.

Can Scent Boosters Clog Your Machine?

Scent beads have the potential to clog your machine if they don’t dissolve properly, or if they are over-used or improperly used. That’s why it’s always so important to follow the instructions. 

Furthermore, washer filters should also be regularly checked to make sure that any residue or build up of fibers is removed, so that it doesn’t affect the functioning of your machine. 

How to Use Scent Beads in Front Load Washer?

Are you wondering how to use scent beads in front load washer, and how much laundry beads to use?

We’ll explain. 

Firstly, laundry scent boosters are safe to use in front load and high efficiency washers, as well as top-loaders. But, you’ll need to follow the instructions when using them. That includes always placing them directly into the drum of the machine, and not putting them in the drawer (if your machine has one). 

Simply add the scent beads to the drum along with your washing and a laundry detergent sheet, and then put the wash on.

Be careful not to use too much of the scent beads - that’s why we include a useful measuring lid to help guide you on using the right amount. 

Hopefully that answers all of your questions about how to use scent boosters in washing machine!

What Are Scent Boosters Made Of?

In-Wash Scent Boosters Ocean Breeze

Many conscious consumers and people interested in living a non-toxic, eco-friendly and sustainable lifestyle, are keen to find out “what are scent boosters made of”. 

Not all scent boosters are made the same way, and some include artificial fragrances and potentially hazardous chemicals. This can result in rashes or allergies being triggered, as well as creating laundry that has an overpowering smell. 

That’s why it’s important to be concerned with questions like “what are scent beads made of” and “what is scent booster made from” and to look for products that are made using plant-based, non-toxic ingredients. Also, don’t forget to choose products that avoid plastic packaging. 

Kind Laundry’s scent boosters are made from corn, a natural and plant-based ingredient, as well as chemical-free, non-toxic Ocean Breeze fragrance. Our packing is also plastic-free, 100% recyclable and designed for a zero-waste lifestyle. Plus it’s travel-sized so you can use it on-the-go to boost the aroma of your clothes. 

What Are Scent Boosters Used For?

What are laundry beads, and what are laundry beads used for? Laundry beads or scent boosters are a type of laundry perfume that are designed to give your washing a lasting, pleasant scent, and come in a range of different fragrances. 

By adding scent boosters to your machine wash, you can extend that clean, fresh smell for up to 12 weeks. 

This can be useful if you’ll be storing your clothes for several months before wearing them, such as between seasons, or if you have a bed made up for guests that may only be used occasionally. 

You can also use scent boosters regularly to add an extra fragrant scent to your washing, so that your clothes, linen and towels are always kept smelling great. 

Laundry scent boosters are not the same as fabric softeners which are designed to reduce wrinkles in fabrics and get rid of static. 

Do You Use Laundry Scent Boosters with Detergent? 

Yes, you’ll still need to wash your laundry with detergent, because scent boosters are not designed to clean clothes or fabrics. Scent boosters are added to your washing, along with your detergent, to add extra fragrance. 

So next time you put a wash load on, first put some scent boosters in the drum before adding in your laundry. Then add your favorite laundry detergent (we hope you’ll choose a non-toxic, eco-friendly option like Kind Laundry’s laundry detergent sheets), and start the wash cycle. 

Kind Laundry’s scent boosters are designed to be used with our starch-free, zero-waste laundry detergent sheets and Vegan Stain remover Bar

Benefits of Scent Beads

Want to find out the benefits of scent boosters? Here are some general benefits, as well as some that are specific to Kind Laundry’s Ocean Breeze scent boosters:

  • Scent beads add extra fragrances to your washing to keep it smelling great for longer. 
  • Scent beads lock in these fragrances for up to 12 weeks.
  • They’re easily to use, and can be added to your washing machine when you do your laundry.
  • Scent beads dissolve in water.

In addition to these general benefits, Kind Laundry’s scent boosters are:

  • 🪴 Made using plants and are chemical free 
  • ♻️ Are designed to be plastic-free and our packaging is 100% recyclable
  • 🌊 Our Ocean Breeze scent boosters have been created to give you that ocean holiday feel.

Are All Laundry Scent Boosters the Same? 

In the same way that not all laundry detergents are made the same way, not all scent boosters are the same.

Kind Laundry’s in-wash scent boosters are different from others. Firstly, they’re designed using innovative encapsulation technology so that your laundry will keep smelling like Ocean Breeze for several weeks. 

In addition, as we’re committed to sustainable, zero waste and non-toxic living, our Ocean Breeze scent boosters are made from plant-based materials, they’re chemical free, and they come in non-plastic, 100% recyclable packaging. 

Boost your laundry and your mood with scent boosters! 

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