Do you find doing laundry boring and unsatisfying? If so, essential oils for laundry is the best solution for you. Essential oils help to improve your experience of laundry by adding a good aroma and an extra cleanliness to your clothes.
Essential for Laundry softener
In the supermarkets there are many choices for fabric softeners. But think whether it’s the best choice for your skin and your loved ones skin as they consist of many harmful chemicals. Why spend money on expensive fabric softeners when you can use homemade essential oil fabric softeners? Lavender oil and Geranium oil are the best options you have. They help to keep your garments fresh and soft, ensuring the durability of your clothes.
Trust me, you will love this two ingredient fabric softener recipe.
Get 6 cups of vinegar and add 20 drops of essential oil of your choice into it. You can combine two or three essential oils and try many recipes to create unique fragrances to your homemade fabric softners.
Essential oil as a stain remover
Lemon essential oil has the ability to remove stains from your clothes. You can combine 1/2 cup of washing soda, two tablespoons of pure vinegar and ½ cup of distilled water with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. You can store this in a clean, empty container upto 6months.
Essential oil as a washing machine cleaner
Your washing machine can be dirty and smell musty from time to time. Grapefruit oil and tea tree oil are the best essential oils that help to clean your washing machine. You can combine 1 cup of vinegar with 15 drops of tea tree oil and 8 drops of grapefruit oil. Add this mixture into a glass spray bottle. Make sure to shake well and spray it to the areas where there is mold, mildew and soap scums. Using a clean cloth wipe the essential oil washing machine cleaner. You can let it air dry until you use the washing machine next time.
Essential oil as an oil linen spray
Do you want to make your home more welcoming and warm? If so, make use of essential oils for laundry to give a fresh smell to your bed sheets, sofa covers, pillows, curtains and towels. You can use lemon essential oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil, lime oil or grapefruit oil as a linen spray. Combine 20 drops of any essential oil of your choice with ½ cup of rubbing alcohol. Spray it into your linen and protect them from insects and fungus.
Essential oils for laundry detergent
You need salt, washing soda, distilled water and essential oil of your choice. Boil 4 cups of distilled water in a jar and add 1 cup of salt into it. Mix well before turning off the gas and add 1.5 cups of washing soda into it. Mix it well and let it cool for 10 minutes. Then add 1 tablespoon of essential oil of your choice into it. Store in a dry, well cleaned container and label it. If you prefer a combination of aromas then you can add two or three types of essential oils into it. But do not exceed the final volume of 1 tablespoon. (100drops of essential oil)
Here are a few facts about essential oils that you can combine to make your favourite laundry recipe.
Citrus essential oils for laundry
If you are a big fan of citrus fruits, then this is the best essential oil you can use to do your laundry. Citrus oils have a great ability to clean the dirt and add a fresh, breathtaking smell to your garments.
Lemongrass essential oils for laundry
If you want to have a spa-like smell in your laundry area, this is the best essential oil you can add to your linen spray or fabric softener.
Rosemary essential oils for laundry
This essential oil has the antibacterial and antifungal properties that helps to disinfect your clothes instantly.
Basil essential oils for laundry
It gives you a fresh smell when combined with lemon essential oil
Chamomile essential oils for laundry
The calming smell of chamomile essential oil will be a new experience to you. It is also a good essential oil that you can combine with any other essential oils.
This essential oil gives you the smell of a luxury spa by adding a refreshing fragrance to your home.
Boring, laundry experiences are no more there if you spend a few time preparing your own laundry recipes at home! Get the help of your kids to prepare these essential oil detergents and fabric softeners as it can be a good experience for them.