When it comes to laundry detergents and softeners, people often choose a scent that they will enjoy walking around in. Others may choose to purchase different laundry detergents and softeners for different items because of the scent. As an example, some people will purchase lavendar laundry detergent and softener, but these items are used only on their blankets, sheets, and pillow cases. This is because lavendar is known to relieve stress and anxiety as well as help people sleep better. Citrus, floral, and clean scents are the most popular. Orange, lemon, grapefruit, hibiscus, lily, and more scents are often used to fragrant laundry detergents and softeners.