Essential Oils: Laundry


  • Add a few drops of your favourite oil in the rinse water of your hand-washables.
  • Put a few drops of your favourite essential or fragrant oil onto a face cloth and pop it into the dryer with your clothes. It will impart a lovely scent to your clothes.
  • Add 5 drops of essential or fragrant oil to ¼ cup fabric softener or water in the centre cup of the washing machine.
  • Make your own fabric softener by adding 10 drops essential oil such Eucalyptus oil to a 2 litre container of white vinegar.
  • Add ¼ tsp (20 drops) Eucalyptus essential oil to the rinse water in your washing load of sheets to help eliminate dust mites.
  • Add a few drops of Lemon essential oil to your laundry wash water in the machine to help cut through grease. The Lemon oil also disinfects and leaves a pleasant odour in your clothes.
  • Eucalyptus is an effective grease stain remover. Simply add a few drops to your pre wash soaking water for heavily stained laundry items.
  • To lend a lovely fragrance to your ironing, add 2- 3 drops of your favourite fragrant oil to the water you pour into the iron for steam.
  • Rub perspiration stains on clothing with Eucalyptus essential oil before washing.
  • To make a lovely linen spray, add 10 – 12 drops of Lavender essential oil and 2 tsp vodka or Witch hazel to 1 cup distilled water in a spray mist bottle. This can be used in the iron when ironing, or it can be directly sprayed onto towels or bed linen.

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