Let's face it, no one really loves doing laundry but it seems that there is always laundry that needs to be done! I personally embrace anything that makes doing laundry less of a chore so when I found these tips for using essential oils in the laundry room I wanted to share them. Try them and let me know what you think!
Add 4 drops of Lemon oil to a water bottle to pretreat some stains.
Add 2 drops of your favorite essential oil to the rinse cycle for lasting benefits.
Add Citrus to your towels for an uplifting scent after each shower.
Add Wild Orange to your workout clothes for an energizing scent during your next workout.
Add Purify to your dish towels for added purifying benefits. (Purify is a blend sold specifically through doTERRA)
Add Melaleuca for its cleansing properties.
Add 2 - 4 drops of Lavender to unscented dryer sheets or a clean washcloth to further infuse a fresh scent into your laundry.
Add a drop of your favorite oil to a damp cloth and place on top of clothing when ironing.
DIY FABRIC SOFTENER
1 64-oouce bag of Epsom salt
40 drops Lavender essential oil
30 drops Melaleuca essential oil
20 drops Lemon essential oil
Pour Epsom salt into a large glass or stainless steel bowl. Add essential oils and stir well to combine. Store in a glass jar. Use 1/2 cup for medium to laerge loads in the wash cycle at any temperature and 1/4 cup for small loads.
DIY BLEACH FOR CLEANING
(makes 1 quart)
2 cups hydrogen peroxide (3 percent solution)
2 tablespoons lemon juice or 1/2 teaspoon citric acid
2 cups water
10 drops Lemon essential oil
Store in dark or covered bottles, as exposure to light will weaken the solution. Last up to 1 month in a clear bottle, 2 - 3 months in a dark bottle.
After you have finished doing the laundry, make this invigorating Spearmint Foot Soak and RELAX!
10 cups hot water
1/3 cup Epsom salt
10 drops Spearmint essential oil
5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
Stir essential oils and Epsom salt into hot water
Soak feet for about 30 minutes
YOU DESERVE IT!
I love doTERRA Essential Oils and would recommend using them. doTERRA leads the industry in making extremely high quality essential oils. They use a global network of artisans to grow the plants that are used for the oils. The oils are extracted with a low-heat steam distillation process which ensures the highest quality. They are tested to ensure potency, purity and consistency.
I hope you will try these tips and let me know what you think! Please leave a comment in the comment box and remember to leave your emails to receive Crazyblondelife in your inbox!
The essential oil information came from doTERRA and the images from Pinterest.