I love things that smell good. Roses, perfume, candles, softener and detergent. I love the smell that sweeps over our house on laundry day & this diy detergent? It smells amazing. I used the Hen Pen recipe via pinterest, substituting Fels-Naptha for Castile Soap and I didn't use lavender oil in the mix. Instead, I add a drop of lavender oil to each load and it works splendidly. Don't forget to use softener & enjoy.