It Works: Holistic Laundry Practices


Photo by Heather Ford on Unsplash

I haven’t posted much, the past few weeks because I’ve been moving between residences, doing some marketing, and hosting some classes on how to make your own supplies for doing your laundry holistically.

Making my own laundry tools and using essential oils are all new ideas to me, but once I learned how easy it was to do and maintain, it was a no-brainer to incorporate those practices into my own and my business laundry.

I’ve been doing laundry, holistically (that is, with mostly natural ingredients, and no detergents or additives manufactured by “big name” brands), for almost a month. I use mostly items found in anyone’s medicine cabinet, bathroom, or kitchen cupboard with limited exception (I did have to go out and buy the phosphate-free soaps and the washing powder).

Save Yourself Time & Money

First off, with and without the essential oils that I add to about half of my DIY products (since not every one of my clients likes fragrance in their laundry), all told, the ingredients do cost me time (less than an hour) to put together, but the cost is significantly less for a month’s worth of laundry detergents and additives (fabric softeners/sheets, pre-treaters, etc.) than I typically buy (pre-made) at the grocery store.

The Laundry Gets Clean

Using the DIY stain-stick and stain treater spray, I was able to combat stains including coffee, lipstick, and ink. Using one simple DIY laundry pod and 1/4 cup of DIY fabric softener, my clothes consistently come out just as clean as when I use traditional means, with the same amount of effort.

It Smells So Nice

Using only doTERRA essential oils to add aroma to the laundry with the help of cotton (t-shirt) strips and wool laundry balls, my laundry has never smelled nicer. I quit using traditional dryer sheets a long time ago due to my child’s sensitive skin condition and I’ve never been a fan of pricey fabric softeners, well, because of the price. What I love about how I add my favorite scents, like lavender or citrus, to the laundry is that the smell doesn’t permeate the entire load, but rather it leaves a delicate trail that I am reminded of when I remove an item from a draw or use a towel to dry my face in the morning. Mostly, my laundry doesn’t smell like anything but clean; just the way it should smell.

I’d love to hear about your personal experiences with natural and holistic laundry products. I’d also love to hear what you might be interested in what kind of video course you might be interested in viewing. Drop me a line in the comments.

In the meantime, make it a great laundry day!

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