4/15/14

Citrus Laundry Care

I am dreaming of Summer, or at least 3 days in a row of Spring! Get a little summer in your life and tackle the laundry too! Do it your-selfers are gonna love this simple summer scented laundry care. Here are simple recipes that take from clean to static free.

DIY citrus laundry care

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Wild Orange Laundry Soap
2 bars grated soap (castile soap preferred)
1 cup washing soda
1 cup borax
24-30 drops orange essential oil

Grate the soap bar in a food processor, or by hand. Then add the rest of the ingredients and give it a whirl or mix by hand. Store in an airtight container and use 2T per load.

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Lemon Fabric Softener
5-10 lemon rinds
1 quart vinegar
5 drops lemon essential oil
Peel the lemons and juice. Set the juice aside for something wonderful. Put the rinds in a quart jar and cover with vinegar. Let it cure a week to 2 months. The longer the rinds soak, the less vinegar scent.  Strain the lemon rinds, add the lemon oil and shake. Add 1/4 cup to rinse cycle.

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Lime Static Stopper Dryer Sheets
1 dish cloth
Safety pins
Lime essential oil
Fold cloth and secure with safety pins. Wet cloth and add 1-2 drops of essential oil on the cloth. Add to the dryer. The safety pins help to knock out static clean. The essential oil makes a fresh scent. Alternately, you could keep a spray bottle of vinegar or water with 10 drops of oil in it. Spray the cloth before adding to the dryer.

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13 comments:

  1. Thank you Janine! I always learn a lot on this link up! :-)

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    1. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creations.

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  2. Thank you so much for the feature! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  3. thanks for the info on the laundry soap visiting and following from thrifty thursday have a great day

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Robin. I love this soap, more than any other I have tried. Can't wait to go do another load....until folding time comes.

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  4. Brilliant!! I put lavender oil in my dryer when I do sheets to help with sleep!

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    1. Ambien be gone~! Just need the laundry done right!!

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  5. I've never tried adding essential oil to my laundry soap! Sounds like I need to try it! Thanks for the tip! Visiting from the Let's Get Real Blog Hop!

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    1. You can add any one you love. I am loving the Wild Orange!

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  6. Love homemade detergents and these sounds sound very refreshing, going to have to try these! Thanks, pinning!

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    1. Refreshing is a good word for it. After it is done, it just smells so clean.

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  7. I'm going to send this post to my sister, who is going to be making homemade laundry soap. Thanks! :)

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  8. Hi Janine,
    These natural, healthier, DIY laundry care recipes are amazing! I can't wait to try them. Thank you so much for sharing them with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Blog Hop! I appreciate it! I look forward to participating in Oil Me Up Wednesday next time!

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