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Why You Should Rethink Using Laundry Scent Booster Beads
Scent booster beads may make your laundry smell delightful, but they could harm your washing machine if they don’t dissolve properly.
Technician Jason Carter says, "I recall a specific case where a customer's front load washer experienced a drainage issue due to a build-up of undissolved beads in the drain pump."
The fragranced oil within the scent beads can also clog the machinery of your washer and leave residue on your clothes, according to lifestyle blogger Sarah Clemence.
Scent beads are also extremely toxic if ingested, and their small size means they're dangerous to have around if you live with pets or small children.
Many scent beads contain perfumes that can irritate sensitive skin. Instead of scent beads, add half a cup of white vinegar to your laundry for a deodorizing effect.