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Go Green Laundry

Updated on May 9, 2009

Going green with you laundry is a lot easier than you think. Not only can the ingredients be found right in your own kitchen but you'll save money in the process.

Make a quick and easy detergent by mixing 1 part borax, 2 parts baking soda and your favorite essential oils (if so desired). Use one or two tablespoons depending on the size of the load.

Use hydrosols* as a linen water while ironing or changing the bed linens. Their aromas are mostly mild and subtle, sometimes bright and fragrant, and most hydrosols have an herby or grassy note indicative of their authentic and therapeutic properties. Hyrdrosols are best used on dark fabrics but can be used on lighter fabrics so make sure to test the hydrsol on a corner of the fabric first before using.

Scent your laundry with essential oils by adding a drop of your favorite essential oil to a cotton ball sealed in a muslin bag and throw it in the dryer.

For more quick, easy and homemade laundry detergent recipes check out Tipnut.

*Hydrosol is the aromatic water that remains after producing an essential oil via steam or water distillation. Hydrosols are sometimes also referred to as a floral water or distillate water. (Aroma Web)

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