Do you know what's in most shampoos? It pretty much defeats the "natural" part of green living.
It seemed like everyone else used just vinegar and essential oils which is fine, but a little boring. I thought that there could be something more! That's when I stumbled across a post from An Organic Wife where she uses alcohol in her recipe. Cha-ching! Thank you very much!
It's brilliant because alcohol has been used by a lot of people to help remove stains, plus it is a disinfectant!! It makes so much sense to put it in your laundry!
However, she also added dried herbs, but I am going to skip. But essential oils-- heck, yeah! She used lavender, which has calming properties, but also acts as to clean clothes. But don't feel like that's your only option! There are so many essential oils that have great cleaning properties: Lavender, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Spearmint, Thieves Purification... this list goes on! Personally, I love Tea Tree. I think it's the best single ingredient in the essential oil world for making sure your clothes stay clean and sanitary!
- 3 c White Vinegar
- 1/4 c Rubbing Alcohol (or vodka)
- 20 drops of Essential Oil (such as Tea Tree, Purification, or Thieves)- I recommend this brand
That's so easy right?
The biggest thing that I've noticed is that the clothes do seem more fresh when I use this product. It definitely has helped my laundry hold the scent of my dryer balls with even big loads like my blankets! And guess what? No static cling!
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Wanna Go All Natural For Your Laundry?
DIY Detergent (No Borax)
Laundry Spot Remover
And a bonus read: 7 Dangerous Chemicals Lurking In Your Laundry
If you try this out, please let me know what you think! Also, if you use something different, I'd love to hear about it!
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