Purex Crystals Aromatherapy Review + DIY Air Freshener


(Disclaimer: I’m a Purex Insider and received a sample of their product in exchange for a review. I was under no obligation to give a positive review. The opinions expressed here are 100% my own.)

I have 6 people, including myself, in my family – 3 boys and 3 girls. I have three different laundry bags, assigned to my husband and me, the boys, and the girls, and they are ALWAYS filled with grass-stained jeans and stinky socks by the end of the week. So can you imagine how I emotionally feel about laundry. I have to say, it’s my least favorite household chore. Have you heard of the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy product line yet? Oh boy, are you in for a treat!!!

Just like the other Purex Crystals, these aromatherapy crystals start at the very beginning of the wash, as opposed to mid-wash. Just pour them in, along with your clothes, so that it spends more time in the wash, infusing deep in the fabrics. That way, the scent will last longer than just a few hours. It will last for weeks. I absolutely love that!

Although I do love using this in its traditional sense, I wanted to try and apply it to other parts of my house. So I got the idea to spread the love to my trash can. Here’s what I did:

I combined a used dryer sheet (reusing is awesome), a scoop of the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy (I measured, using the cap, to line number 1, which was enough), and a string to hold it together.


Purex Crystals

Purex Crystals


Purex Crystals


Purex Crystals

This DIY air freshener was so easy to assemble, and toss in where ever it was needed. Earlier today, I went out to my van, only to be disgusted at a putrid smell that was filling up the area. I then found a rotten banana that was filled with fruit flies. The smell overwhelmed and defied my pregnant gagging reflexes. I tossed this DIY air freshener in the middle of my van, in hopes to get rid of the stench. After it was in there for a good 24 hours, I checked to see how nice it smelled, and without surprise the stench was gone. The smell of the air freshener was in no way overpowering, which I loved!

All in all, I love the long lasting freshness and how simple it is to use the Purex Crystals Aromatherapy. I highly recommend trying them out, if you ever get the chance to. Don’t forget to check out the Purex website, along with their Facebook and Twitter pages, to keep up-to-date on their latest products, coupons, and promotions.



  1. Great review and GREAT DIY for odor control around the home! I actually had received a SAMPLE of one, poked small holes in it and used it in my suitcase when I went on vacation! My entire suitcase smelled heavenly!

  2. I love Purex Crystals. They make everything smell so fresh and the scent is long lasting. I toss some in my laundry water when I do my throw pillows.

  3. That is an awesome idea! I am constantly putting dryer sheets in drawers this would last a lot longer than just a regular dryer sheet! Plus I have 6 people in my home as well so it would definitely be useful in the wash

  4. i have not tried this product yet, but after seeing what you did with it I will be getting some /winning some? I also liked your review. thank you for the great idea and the contest 🙂

  5. Great review! I love the idea of reusing dryer sheets to make air freshener sachets. Great idea to put it in the car! Small sachets would probably be great In dresser drawers, the coat closet, the linen closet, basement storage areas, etc! We love the Crysals and I would love to win this!

  6. That’s a great idea with the air freshner. I’m pregnant as well and smell every underlying smell in my house. I hate exactly 2 tbs of my crystal’s and made the air freshner and put it by my cats litter box and finally noooooo smell. It honestly worked better then the plug-in I already had over there. Thank you for being a lifesaver..

  7. Great review as I like the other uses for the Purex Crystals. I only used mine in the laundry but will be trying the other uses also.

  8. I read your review, we have a newborn in the house and I bet this would be great to help with the smell of dirty diapers. Wonder what the crystals would be like in a candle warmer.

  9. Love had you found a different way to use Purex Crystals instead in the laundry, if i win im gonna to try this also.

  10. I love purex products and would love to try out these new scents. I have totally made those little sachets before- great minds think alike!

  11. Ah, I have a little billy goat on my hands with my son so this would be a perfect addition to my arsenal! What a fantastic DIY idea:)

  12. I love Purex Crystals and can’t wait to try the new aromatherapy scents – especially the Energy scent. I love your idea of making the air freshener – this would be prefect in my closets, drawers, and car!

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