There’s nothing like brightening up your laundry by using essential oils! Essential oils add a fragrance to your clothes without the harmful side effects that synthetic fragrances have. From adding fragrance, to killing bacteria and dust mites, essential oils are very useful for this mundane, never-ending task! You can add 3-5 drops of your chosen oil in the softener compartment of the washer. Some of the heavier oils are not good to use in the washer due to their tendency to cling to the clothes when they are washed, but are fine to use in the dryer.
For the wash, some delicious fragrances are: lemon, lavender and orange. For a more exotic scent, use ylang-ylang or neroli. Adding marjoram, chamomile or orange blossom to a load of sleep clothes help aid in insomnia.
Or, try these:
For a fresh scent: For a floral scent: For a romantic scent:
Lavender Geramium Ylang-Ylang
Rosemary Palma Rosa Rose
Bergamont Neroli Jasmine
Pettigraine Bois de Rose Vervaine
To kill bacteria, dust mites and sick germs, add about 5 drops of tea tree oil or eucalyptus oil to the wash. I use these oils in my sheets and towels, and any other load I think needs it.
I like to buy my essential oils from Beeyoutiful. The quality and price cannot be beat!
All this talk about using lovely oils for the laundry makes me want to jump up and do several loads myself…well maybe not! 😉