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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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Sensitive Skin?

For years I was told I had sensitive skin.

Sensitive to what?

They couldn’t tell me.

I was just “born with it,” docs guessed.

Also on the guessing board was that I must just be “prone” to things like acne, yeast infections, rashes, and dry, itchy skin.

I was also told I had oily skin and an oily scalp.

You can see where I’d be a little confused.

The Push

The more I pressed with the question, “...but why?” I only found hard pushback.

Then, at the start of my oily journey, I’d ask if my docs thought I might find some relief looking for the root problem.

No, there’s no way to tell. Until we can learn more about ___(enter issue here)___, here’s a script for ___(insert medicine, antibiotic, cream, etc)___here.”

However, no matter how many of those prescriptions I filled over the next two decades, I’d never even get close to getting better.

In fact, I was getting worse each year.

Empowered

As I steeped myself further into the Young Living community, I read more and more testimonials about people overcoming their sensitive skin when ditching all their products and switching to Young Living’s toxin-free options.

This interested me for a few reasons:

1.) I’d already ditched all dyes, fragrances, and went organic but still had major issues.

2.) I had this new Essential Rewards thing that could help.

3.) I really had no other choice or help.

A Fresh Start

The decision was made to ditch all of my products by taking advantage of the Essential Rewards program.

So, I made a list of what all I needed.

I actually had the entire house plus husband and kid products on this list, but for the sake of the topic of sensitive skin, that part looked a little something like this:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face Wash
  • Facial scrub
  • Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Floss
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Makeup (this one particularly freaked me out)
  • Body Wash
  • Shaving lotion/foam
  • Deodorant (also scary to switch)
  • Heat protectant for my 3,000 pounds of hair
  • Lotion (I prefer body cream)
  • Laundry Detergent (assuming since all my clothes are touching my skin, this made sense to me)

Blessing in Young Living

I knew Young Living was supposed to be safe, but I looked up the ingredients anyway.

I couldn’t find anything that would harm me.

In fact, they were the only company I could find who didn’t spray their plants, hand-weeded, and didn’t add anything synthetic to their products, so all systems were a go for Essential Rewards!

Steve (the hubby) and I decided on our budget, figured out which of the products we could stretch (mostly all, as they’re super concentrated), and started in on building a new home like we’d done years ago, but this time we’d do it right.

Results

When you don’t have the budget to buy every single thing in one fell swoop, your rise to normal is a slow progression.

Because of that, I just got used to feeling better without any of my prior symptoms returning.

It didn’t seem like anything miraculous when you’re not exactly in a stage of life where you can focus on yourself, either. Two little boys, a full-time job, friends, family…you get it.

Until one day, years later, I realized just how much better we had become.

Air BNB

Last year, for our ten year wedding anniversary, we took a trip to Boston and stayed at Cape Cod.

We had the cutest little beach house, and it was perfect, except for one thing: the second we walked in the house, we threw the windows open, put all their products under the sink, and after knocking down the intense fake fragrance smell, ran the diffuser like crazy.

We used the towels provided in our Air BNB, and I immediately smelled toxic laundry detergent/fabric softener.

I was nervous, but without any other option, I did what I had to do.

After two days, my skin was itchy, I felt all the symptoms of a yeast infection coming on, and my nose was stuffy.

I was using all of our own non-toxic products.

The only difference was the fragrance in the air and synthetic junk in our towels and sheets.

I had the hardest time sleeping on those sheets and woke well before sunrise just to get out of the bed and away from that intense headache-making smell.

Grateful for Fake Sensitivity

I realized how good I had it with Young Living’s toxin-free lifestyle that weekend.

I can’t believe what a huge shift it was in just a day or two.

Weirdly, I’m glad I had to go back to my old life for just a couple of days.

It hit home even more why my purpose for writing, teaching, and sharing the Young Living lifestyle matters so much.

It further lit my fire to bring this to you every day.

Fight for Your Family

When you’re ready to fight for your family, too, click here.

This will get you started.

I suggest the Desert Mist Premium Starter Kit with Essential Rewards.

The Desert Mist runs up to 10 hours, the Premium Starter Kit will let you ditch all your synthetic fragrances, and Essential Rewards will ensure you get $10 back for this great decision and money back each month as well.

Here are some ideas for what to order in your first months on Essential Rewards.

With your kit, I’ll send you an Essential Oils Reference Guide , and with your permission I’ll add you to our online community of learners where you’ll have access to tons of free resources, education, and like-minded friends learning just like you!

Like always, please email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com for help!

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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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