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Easy Natural Laundry Freshener

There are some simple ways to find easy natural laundry freshener that will make your family healthier.

This super simple and healthy natural laundry freshener will be the best thing you'll do for your laundry and your family's health!

Laundry Freshener Quick DIY

There is nothing new about the idea of scented laundry.

Our ancestors used to dry their clothes on rosemary or lavender bushes to scent them.

It was also popular to lay sprigs of lavender between the clean linens in cupboards to keep them smelling fresh.

Unfortunately companies have turned this beautiful practice into a toxin-laden dryer sheet we think we can’t live without.

Gratefully, we can!

Enjoy this simple DIY from The Essential Oils Reference Guide:

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 drops Lavender or Lemon essential oil (safest oil choice here)
  • 2 drops Tea Tree essential oil

DIRECTIONS

  1. Add ingredients to a dryer ball or wash cloth and toss into the dryer with your clothes.
This super simple and healthy natural laundry freshener will be the best thing you'll do for your laundry and your family's health!

Laundry Detergent Recipe

Want to make laundry detergent for super cheap each month and keep your family safe?

Try this recipe!

We love it!

Other Oily Favorites for Laundry

Some of our favorites to add to the laundry also include the Purification blend, Lemon, Christmas Spirit, the Thieves blend, and the Joy blend.

With 300 drops in each bottle, you can see how great this stretches.

It’s so easy to avoid the use of toxic and body-harming dryer sheets when you’ve got Young Living in your life!

Why Young Living?

  1. The only pesticide-free essential oils (yes, this includes organic pesticides!)
  2. Zero synthetics added
  3. Zero fragrance added
  4. You can see all of this for yourself when you visit their farms all over the world.

No one else can offer this to you.

Read here to see your options for how to get this goodness in your life!

This super simple and healthy natural laundry freshener will be the best thing you'll do for your laundry and your family's health!

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Less expensive than in the store, safer, and even an opportunity to get money back on one of the toxin-free laundry options.

Toxin-Free Laundry

If you want a healthy life, one of your biggest steps will be switching whatever you get in the store for toxin-free laundry products.

Laundry detergents have serious hormonal disruptors which pollute your homes air, outdoor air, and then hang in your closet seeping out into your breathing air while you sleep.

So, yeah…pretty serious.

Synthetics Out!

While you are cleansing your home from synthetic fragrance, add these to your got-to-go list:

  • air fresheners
  • candles (yes, even soy and other “special” ones)
  • wall plug-ins
  • wax melts
  • fake, store bought essential oils (yes, those are synthetic!)
  • room sprays

Why is it so important to completely rid your home of synthetic smells?

Our homes are 3-5 times more toxic (AKA carcinogenic, hormone disrupting, respiratory debilitating, developmentally harmful, environmentally harmful) than the outdoor pollution because of toxins in our homes. Synthetic fragrance is a HUGE contributor!

Laundry Detergent

Less expensive than in the store, safer, and even an opportunity to get money back on one of the toxin-free laundry options.

Option 1: Simple and Awesome DIY Recipe!

You’ll want to bookmark this amazing DIY detergent recipe that has been our family’s go-to for a while now.

Best DIY Laundry Detergent Recipe: DIY Laundry Detergent

Option 2: Buy Online

Keep in mind that the only one you can actually count on is the Young Living option.

Young Living’s Thieves Laundry Detergent: Click HERE

More great news?

With your wholesale discount,  dilution of this seriously concentrated product, and utilizing the Essential Rewards program, you will come out far less expensive than in-store and way healthier, too.

Reminder…

There’s a serious misconception that fragrance is somehow natural when it’s labeled as something we commonly use (i.e. grapefruit, lavender, eucalyptus).

The truth is that unless it discloses that Young Living is supplying its oils to create a fragrance, you’re getting synthetic fragrance, which means you’re messing with your body’s hormones, increasing your cancer risk, etc.

Real Life Use

As a mom running every which way, I must say I really don’t mind the five minutes it takes to make the DIY detergent.

The links in the recipe lead to buying in bulk, which means I have all the ingredients I need to make this about once a month for a little over $3 per month, saving me lots without much trouble.

Fabric Softener

Less expensive than in the store, safer, and even an opportunity to get money back on one of the toxin-free laundry options.

One of the worst offenders when it comes to our home’s air quality is fabric softener and dryer sheets.

They release fragrance that sticks to your clothes and whose chemicals enter into your blood stream through your largest organ-your skin.

Some reports have even linked it to seizures in children.

Thankfully, there is a great answer so you can avoid static.

Option 1: Super Fast DIY

This DIY is literally two ingredients. You can add dryer balls to the dryer with a few drops of essential oils (we like the Premium Starter Kit options of Citrus Fresh, Lemon, or Lavender).

DIY Recipe Here:  2 Ingredient Fabric Softener

Option 2: Online Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

So many people have fallen in love with throwing a Young Living baby wipe in the dryer as their dryer sheet that I have to share it!

Young Living Seedlings Baby Wipes:YL Baby Wipes.

Real Life Use

Mixing two ingredients together once a month for a few bucks and reusing our dryer balls whenever we want a little extra fragrance is my personal choice because it’s just too easy not to!

Final Thoughts…

Just by removing all air fresheners from your home and switching to toxin-free laundry, you have created a much cleaner and safer environment for your family!

While the idea of pulling all the toxins from your home can be daunting, please remember that what you’re doing is making a huge difference and to give yourself grace through this process.

You will get there, and I do so wish I would’ve done it this way instead of the panicky, scrambled way I learned.

Please feel free to message me on my Facebook page or to post your own thoughts and questions, so we can all work together toward a better, cleaner, and safer future!

Make it Even Simpler

If you’d like to find out how to get the simplest form of this amazing toxin-free life, click here.

Multi-Purpose Cleaner >>>>

Less expensive than in the store, safer, and even an opportunity to get money back on one of the toxin-free laundry options.

 

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Toxin-Free Laundry Detergent

Toxin-free laundry detergent is a key component to your family’s health.

Unfortunately neither the store nor the specialty “safe” detergents can give you a true, healthy option.

Let’s jump right into the DIY that saves our family a ton each month!

Non-Toxic Laundry Detergent

INGREDIENTS:

2 gallons of hot water (not boiling, just hot from the tap)

1/2 C Super Washing Soda

1/2 C Baking Soda (great way to get more use from what you bought if you made the  fabric softener)

1/2C Thieves Laundry Detergent

20 drops Essential Oils (lavender is our favorite)

2.5-Gallon Jar

Procedure:

1.) Add 1/2 C Super Washing Soda to your 2.5 Gallon Jar.

Pour in enough of the hot water to be able to dissolve and stir.

2.) Pour in 1/2 C baking soda and stir to dissolve

3.) Fill bucket with the rest of the hot water. You must do this before step 4 or your mixture will be super bubbly.

4.) Add in 1/2 C Thieves Laundry Detergent and stir gently

Pour 1/3 C then pour into your washing machine or detergent drawer.

If you see some of it settling over time, that’s okay! Just stir before use. It will break up in the wash. We have used this successfully in both a regular washer as well as an HE.

Grateful

Wasn’t it odd that something in the store made to smell great made me nauseous?

I guess because of this, I wasn’t too surprised to find how dangerous they are.

The worst part?

Some of the most common brands that scored an “F” on the ewg.org scale are made for babies.

Babies!

Brand new respiratory systems, hearts, brains all developing while snuggled in toxins.

The cherry on top? They charge an unsightly amount for 90 loads, call it “Free and Clear,” and even concentrate it to give it to us in tiny little bottles.(You’ll find Fabric Softener does the same thing).

Top Offenders

Like me, you’ll probably find your detergent doesn’t fit into your healthy lifestyle, either. Check it out:

Ewg.org Laundry List

Take Babyganics for instance. The word “baby” is right in it!

Fragrance Free? White bottle? Well played, Babyganics.

And how about Dreft!?

The detergent we’re supposed to wash all our newborn clothes in before the baby arrives to avoid allergic reactions to detergents that also scored an “F”…what??

Even the words “Green” lead the consumer to be confused thinking we’re paying extra for something great, when in fact, we simply are not.

Option 1: Top Pick

The top pick outside of DIY is the only brand I can always trust.

Thieves Laundry Detergent packs a serious punch with the amazing power of Thieves essential oil blend!

Option 2: My Favorite DIY

If you’ve got five minutes (yes, it literally takes only five minutes…or less!), you can have chemical-free laundry detergent that works great and leaves your clothes feeling good, too.

For only around $3 per month!

At a fraction of the cost, this is a quick and easy way to not only save on the budget, but also save your family from breathing in toxins. (Find the companion Fabric Softener here).

Get Essential Oils to Jumpstart Toxin-Free Living!

You’ll find Young Living products all over this blog because I believe in them and the quality that only Young Living offers.

I know their products will not be altered in a way that will ever harm my family, and we love what the oils have done for our family’s health.

Learn more about the best way to get started with oils by clicking here. 

Final Thoughts

It’s a good feeling to know this is one more way I can love my family and take care of their health.

After facing childhood cancer in our home, we know the reality of how sick the toxins lurking in the grocery aisles are making our world.

We find peace of mind in this simple switch.

It’s a little different.

It’s a lot less overpowering in smell, but those changes are so unbelievably worth the health of our family.

A toxin-free laundry detergent is key for your family's health, and these two are simple, affordable and the best you can get!
 

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Non-Toxic Fabric Softener

Non-toxic fabric softener is a must for your health.

We’ve all seen those Pins that boast the many uses of dryer sheets, but theres more to fabric softener than meets the eye.

Safe Pre-Made Option


I love how our clothes smell when we pop a Young Living Seedlings Baby Wipe into the dryer with them!

Such a light smell that I know is safe unlike anything I could find in the store.

Easy DIY Option

INGREDIENTS

A glass container

Baking Soda– we get the big, 5 lb. bag since we use baking soda in so many recipes.

Epsom Salt

3-5 drops essential oil

DIRECTIONS

Fill your container 3/4 of the way full with epsom salts and 1/4 of the way with baking soda.

Stir to incorporate and break up any clumps.

Use 1/2 cup with large loads and 1/4 cup for small loads. Pour right into your washer with the detergent! 🙂

When it’s time to switch over to the dryer: add essential oils (we like Citrus Fresh or Purification for our laundry) to dryer balls like these .

Mistake: Fabric Softener

While we were busy making everything we have smell so fresh and so clean-clean we were actually covering them in some pretty sketchy chemicals. Chemicals that mess with your air quality and harm your family from the inside out.

(If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free wellness kit yet, click here: Young Living Starter Kit)

The ewg.org website rates dryer sheets and other household items with an “A-F” rating.

Take a look to see how the dryer sheets in your home measure up.

You can also read here about what exactly makes dryer sheets such a problem when it comes to the air quality in your home.

I think I was most let down by Babyganics.

I mean, I knew the smell in the fabric softener I had used in the past was not a natural smell, and it had to come from something synthetic to be that strong, but, et tu, Babyganics?

You mixed the word “Baby” with “organics,” and you got me.

But not anymore.

DIY Fabric Softener

If you’ve got two or three minutes and are looking for a quick, easy recipe that works and is toxin-free, you’re going to love this!

We have been using this in place of fabric softeners after trying some fairly horrible recipes.

Our clothes have smelled like vinegar, been so electrically charged we have shocked each other in passing, and grumbled through folding as  we endured multiple zaps.

Finally we agreed on this.

I use this softener with these wool dryer balls to help combat static. We love it! Even in the winter, when static is tough to fight, we have found success!

You’ll need:

A glass container

Baking Soda– we get the big, 5 lb. bag since we use baking soda in so many recipes.

Epsom Salt

3-5 drops essential oil

Fill your container 3/4 of the way full with epsom salts and 1/4 of the way with baking soda.

Stir to incorporate and break up any clumps.

Use 1/2 cup with large loads and 1/4 cup for small loads. Pour right into your washer with the detergent! 🙂

When it’s time to switch over to the dryer: add essential oils (we like Citrus Fresh or Purification for our laundry) to dryer balls like these .

How to Get the Oils that Save Your Extra Stinky Laundry

Citrus Fresh is a part of something called the Premium Starter Kit that gives you a big discount on every product you buy with Young Living.

Read this post to learn what all comes in this crazy-good deal and learn more about all you can replacement buy with Young Living as a brand you know you can trust here.

Final Thoughts

Something I really love about non-toxic laundry detergent and fabric softeners is that our boys like to help with the wash.

I love that their tiny hands can hold on to a measuring cup full of something that isn’t harming them if they spill a little here and there.

It’s a great feeling to have soft, fresh laundry that you know is not only safe but effective, too!

You don’t have to sacrifice your health or your wallet for products that work.

Non-toxic fabric softener is a must for your family's health, and these two options are both simple and cost effective!
 

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