I love to use lavender and peppermint essential oils when cleaning and freshening. Today, I added just 2 drops of peppermint oil to my steam mop. The entire room smelled fresh and clean! I have 2 of my DH's socks tied in a large knot I use as my laundry softener. I add 5 or 6 drops of lavender oil every other load and pop it in the dryer. It keeps the static away and makes my laundry smell heavenly!