What Are In-Wash Scent Beads

Whether you’re dealing with particularly strong odors or you just want a little extra freshness in your next laundry load, Downy Unstopables laundry scent boosters are your go-to product for great-smelling clothes.

Now, you can add Unstopables with Tide Original scent for that Tide fragrance you know and love.

Tide In-Wash Scent Booster - color black

How to Use Scent Beads

To give your clothes an extra dose of freshness, just add one, simple step to your laundry routine. Simply decide how much you want to use (just shake a few or a lot of beads into the cap), and then toss those beads into your washing machine before adding your clothes. When you’re ready, start the wash cycle, and let these in-wash scent boosters do their thing. It’s that simple!


A pictogram of how you have to shake the required amount of scent beads into the cup

A little or a lot


A pictogram of scent beads being tossed

Into the washer drum


A pictogram of a washing machine

And enjoy long-lasting freshness

How to Use Scent Beads

Laundry beads are packed with fresh scents, and they work well when used together with a powerful, stain-fighting detergent like Tide Original Liquid laundry detergent. These innovative scent boosters dissolve in the wash to leave a lasting fragrance that you won’t get from the leading liquid detergent, alone.

These tiny laundry scent beads keep your clothes and other items smelling great. You decide how much to use, toss the beads into your washing machine, and enjoy lasting freshness for up to 12 weeks from wash to wear.

A pictogram of an in-wash scent booster and a Tide liquid laundry detergent