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Vinegar-Based Fabric Softener

Fabric Softener Materials:

  • 6 cups vinegar
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • 1 cup dōTERRA hair conditioner
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops Citrus Bliss essential oil
  • Large glass container

Fabric Softener Directions:

  • Pour the vinegar into a large bowl.
  • Add your hair conditioner.
  • Add your essential oil, if using.
  • Add your baking soda.
  • When fizz has settled, pour into storage container of choice.
  • Use up to 1 cup (depending on load size) per load. I poured mine right into the regular fabric softener location. Note: Prior to adding the baking soda, the oil sat on top of the vinegar. After pouring in the baking soda and letting it dissolve, the oil no longer sat at the top.

Note: Prior to adding the baking soda, the oil sat on top of the vinegar. After pouring in the baking soda and letting it dissolve, the oil no longer sat at the top.

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Liquid Laundry Detergent

Liquid Laundry Detergent Materials:

  • 1 ½ bars of Grated laundry soap ( Fels-Naptha, Dr. Bronners or Zote Soap) 
  • 1 Cup Borax 
  • 1 Cup Washing Soda 
  • 20 drops Essential Oils of your Choice (Tea Tree and Lemon Oil are good)

Liquid Laundry Detergent Materials:

  1. 1.Grate bar of soap 
  2. Put grated soap in a sauce pan with 2 quarts water
  3. With stove on very low heat, stir grated soap until completely dissolved. 
  4. Add Borax and Washing Soda  
  5. Pour mixture into 5 gallon bucket with water ¾ of the way full -Mix well 
  6. Let sit over night 
  7. Stir and pour into smaller containers 
  8. Use ¼ cup to ½ cup per load

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Powder Laundry Detergent

Powder Laundry Detergent Materials:

  • 6 ½ Cups Borax (equal to ½ box) 
  • 6 ½ Cups Washing Soda (a bit more than ½ box) 
  • 1 ½ bars of laundry soap ( Fels-Naptha, Dr. Bronners or Zote Soap) 
  • 20 drops Essential oils of your choice ( I love Purify and Wild Orange)

Powder Laundry Detergent Instructions:

  1. Grate bar of soap
  2. Mix all ingredients together (I like to blend it in my Food processor so it gets the grated chunks to a smaller size
  3. Use 2 Tablespoons per regular load

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