Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Natural Fabric softener
Recently I was reading a nature-y type magazine. It happens to be one my mother bought a subscription for us to. Its a great magazine and they have ideas that are outstanding by way of downsizing your household expenditures and living on less and loving it and natural solutions in our unnatural world. One of the solutions I found interesting and quite unique was to use White venegar as a fabric softener. I had to try it. Being all excited about the new essential oils I had just ordered I wondered if I could spike the new Vinegar solution with a little lemongrass eo to make my clothes smell extra clean. The article said to put 1/4 cup of vinegar in your "downey" dispenser or fabric softener dispenser and wash. I added a few drops of eo and said with my fingers crossed, "I hope I don't blow up the dryer." I didn't and I had very nice smelling clothes. No spots or marks from the eo and no static. I think my clothes looked and smelled fifty times better than with the store bought, break your bank account brands. So the next time you are thinking about washing clothes try using 1/4 cup of white vinegar instead of fabric softener and see what you think. Now, next time I might venture out with a fragrance oil...Dare I?