Laundry is an everyday part of life. Whether you do it every night or weekly, it’s something that must be done over and over again. Essential oils are a safe alternative to chemical detergents that can be harsh on your skin. There is a plethora of essential oils that you can use on your laundry. Bonus – essential oils have aromatherapy benefits that can help brighten your mood or help you unwind after a long day.
I have a whole list of Dryer Ball Essential Oil Recipes that are an economical, environmental alternative to dryer sheets. Simply add two to three drops of essential oil onto each ball and throw in with your clothing. Most packs come with 2-3 dryer balls to use in your dryer.
Essential Oil Laundry Detergent
Combine in a glass bottle or jar. Shake before using. Add ¼ cup for regular loads and ½ cup for extra dirty loads.
Combine in a glass bottle or jar. Add 1 cup to rinse cycle.
Baby Laundry Detergent
Combine dry ingredients and vinegar. Separately, mix lavender oil into the castile soap. Add each mixture to the laundry.
Weekly Washing Machine Cleaner
Combine in a glass spray bottle and shake well before using. Spray around the seal, drum, soap dispensing tray, and door. Wipe down with a clean cloth and let air dry.
Combine into a glass spray bottle and shake well. Lighter essential oils like lemon, lavender, peppermint, grapefruit, and eucalyptus won’t stain. Check on a clean napkin or paper towel if you’re not sure!