Throw A Roll Of Scented Toilet Paper In Your Smelly Closet And Wait For The Magic To Happen

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Over time, clothes in your closet may develop a musty smell, especially if they've been sitting untouched for long periods of time. Additionally, a lack of proper ventilation allows moisture to accumulate, creating an ideal environment for mold and mildew growth, resulting in these unpleasant musty smells. Fortunately, keeping a roll of toilet paper in your closet, scented with your favorite essential oils, is an easy and affordable solution to your musty closet problem. 

Essential oils are concentrated liquids derived from plants that have a powerful aroma. Just a few drops can change the entire mood of a room. Since toilet paper is so absorbing, adding your favorite scents to a roll and putting it in your closet can help to alleviate any foul smells that may be lingering among the fabrics in your wardrobe. While any staleness can be avoided with regular cleaning, proper storage, and adequate ventilation, adding a scented toilet paper roll can aid in keeping everything smelling fresh.

How to use toilet paper and essential oils

To combat foul odors in a musty closet, infuse a roll of toilet paper with essential oils. Carefully drip a few drops of the chosen essential oil onto the cardboard tube inside the toilet paper roll. The porous nature of the cardboard allows the oil to be absorbed, releasing a subtle fragrance. Ensure the toilet paper remains dry to prevent mold growth.

Choosing the right scent partially depends on your preference and fortunately, there are dozens of essential oils to choose from. If you're not sure which essential oil scent will be best to use, you can experiment with one that is known for its deodorizing properties, such as tea tree, lemon, or eucalyptus oil. Additionally, if lavender, mint, or rosemary are appealing to you, introducing these scents to your closet may also have additional benefits to protecting your clothing. Certain species of moths that feed on clothes do not enjoy these scents and are less likely to inhabit closets with these aromas. So your toilet paper roll may be able to kill two birds with one stone.

Using scented toilet paper for your closet

Perhaps you don't own essential oils or simply don't want to invest in them in order to perfume your closet. Fortunately for you, you can get scented toilet paper rolls online or in your local grocery store. A quick search on Amazon will reveal that there are many brands and scents to choose from to fit your fancy. Quilted Northern, for example, offers an aromatic lilac and vanilla set for only $5.99 for a set of six. Already, this option does prove to be cheaper than Amazon's preferred set of essential oils which costs $8.99 for a six-pack.

If putting a roll of toilet paper in your closet may ruin the visual aesthetic of your wardrobe, there are other products that are less reminiscent of a bathroom. Try a piece of cardstock in your favorite color. Like cardboard, it will absorb the scent of your chosen oil, perfuming your closet for a few days. Avoid rubbing the cardboard vessel against any clothes as essential oils will stain your clothes.