Below see essential oils recipes for homemade laundry supplies, with suggestions of blends of oils for both a clean fresh scent and aromatherapy at the same time.
Homemade laundry supplies don't have to be unscented unless you want them to be.
Even more than with homemade cleaners, a major complaint some people have of homemade laundry soaps and fabric softeners is that they just don't leave the clothes smelling fresh and clean with use, although they are actually clean.
To add a nice scent to your laundry all you need to do is add some of your favorite essential oil or oil blends.
Best of all the essential oils are natural, and you can choose exactly how much or little scent you wish to add, and some essential oils even help boost the cleaning power of the laundry supplies.
Some of the most common oils used in essential oils recipes for homemade laundry products have some additional properties besides just scent to add to the recipe.
For example, citrus essential oils, such as lemon and sweet orange, actually help boost the cleaning power of homemade detergents.
In addition, other essential oils can help with those suffering from colds and congestion, such as peppermint and eucalyptus oil.
Finally, tea tree oil can be added for its antibacterial and antifungal properties.
The rest of the essential oils suggested within these essential oils recipes are added merely for their scent.
You can add essential oils directly into your homemade laundry detergent recipes, which can give the laundry a great scent.
In addition, you can add essential oils to your homemade fabric softener recipes.
For example, if you add baking soda as a laundry booster to each load of wash, you can make it scented baking soda to add both a great scent and to help with the wash at the same time.
All you need to do is add 15 drops of essential oil to each 16 ounce (1 pound) box of baking soda you use. You can even just add the oil directly into the box and shake, if you are careful to break any big clumps up with a fork.
Similarly, if you add white vinegar to your rinse cycle, you can add 3-5 drops of essential oil to each cup of vinegar added to help add a fresh scent and help deodorize at the same time.
No matter whether you add the essential oils to the laundry detergent itself, or into the fabric softener (either with liquid fabric softener or with dryer sheets) you can choose from several of these essential oils recipes to add a nice scent.
Just like when I provided you with essential oil recipes for homemade cleaning products these recipes do not say exactly how many drops of each essential oil to use, because this will vary depending on which homemade cleaning products recipes you are using. Instead, the recipes below show ratios, so you know which oils are prominent, while the others are lesser back notes.
To learn even more about each of these essential oils, the scent they impart, and what they blend well with, check out this essential oil use chart.
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