If you are tired to spend large amount of money on fabric softeners that total changes the flavor when they get on fabric, it not only has to replace them with essential oils. Choose your favorite flavors and use them every time you do laundry.
They do not stain or attack fabrics and their odor persists in a pleasant and not strong at all way. Moreover, some essential oils stimulate the cleaning process and disinfects the laundry and fabric.
How you can use essential oils for scenting laundry.
1. When washing clothes manually, add 2 drops of your favorite essential oil in 2 liters of water and then soak clothes in the mixture. This must be done after you have already washed the clothes with detergent and rinsed thoroughly with water. After 60 seconds, keep them in water mixed with essential oil, squeeze them and put them to dry.
2. When you wash your laundry in automatic machine, mix two teaspoons of baking soda with 5-10 drops of essential oil and 5 tablespoons of water. Pour the mixture in the tank for fabric softener and let the washing machine do its job. Essential oil will smell in the entire house, especially on you clothes.After washing, squeeze them well and put the clothes to dry.
Careful! The secret to maintain the laundry smell is not to let them stay longer on the dryer after dried. Otherwise, fabric will lose the smell. On the other hand, if you fold them and put them in the closet immediately after drying they will maintain the right flavor intensity.
Essential oils and blends suitable for your laundry
Peppermint or eucalyptus essential oil – these two oils are very powerful and have a fresh scent that can be used in any season. In winter they unclog the airways, while summer spread a fresh and pleasant smell. Just add 4-5 drops of essential oil to a washing machine.
Lavender essential oil – lavender also exudes a very pleasant and fresh scent. It provides a calm and help you get rid of headaches and stress. Add 10 drops of lavender essential oil in the washing machine.
Citrus essential oils – be it about lemons, oranges or tangerines, citrus essential oils are perfect especially in winter, during the holidays. Because they are very strong and it would be better to just add 5-6 drops in the washing machine.