Updated: Aug 21, 2020
Adding essential oils to your laundry is not only a great way to integrate the benefits of essential oils into your everyday living, but to wrap yourself and your fam up in some absolutely divine smelling laundry that won't make you break out in hives!
1 cup coarse salt
1 cup epsom salt
20 drops of your favorite essential oils
Dump it all into a mason jar, or use an old Mrs. Meyers container like I do, give it a good old fashioned shake, and VOILA!
HOW TO USE:
THROW A TABLESPOON OR TWO IN WITH YOUR CLOTHES AND WASH AS USUAL WITH DETERGENT! TIP: DON'T ADD TO YOUR FABRIC SOFTENER COMPARTMENT, ADD IN WITH YOUR CLOTHES!
SOME FUN ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS
FOR ANXIETY: Lime/Lemon/Wild Orange (uplifting/mood boosting), Lavender (soothing/calming), Ylang Ylang (mood boost/mild sedative), Bergamot (clinically proven to ease symptoms of anxiety), Lime + Lemon + Lavender, Wild orange + Lavender + Lime + Ylang Ylang (smells like fruit loops!)
FOR ALLERGIES: Peppermint (unclog sinuses), Eucalyptus (opens the lungs), Lavender (calming, anti-inflammatory), Lemon (anti-inflammatory), Basil + Lemon, Peppermint + Lavender + Lemon
FOR DEPRESSION: Ylang Ylang (mood boost/mild sedative), Lavender (anti-inflammatory, relaxing), Bergamot (clinically proven to ease anxiety/boost mood) , Frankincense (anti-depressive), Chamomile (calming/soothing), Wild Orange (mood boosting), Chamomile + Lavender, Frankincense + Lavender, Ylang Ylang + Wild Orange + Lavender
FOR SEXINESS (think sheets...): Ylang Ylang, Rose, Jasmine, Neroli, Geranium, Wild Orange, Wild Orange + Rose + Ylang Ylang, Lemon + Wild Orange + Neroli, Ylang Ylang + Wild Orange + Geranium
*I use only the best quality essential oils for our diffuser and anything we will be putting directly (diluted) onto our bodies, but for laundry, as the oils lose a lot of their medicinal value in the washing and drying process, I use the less expensive brands without worrying too much about it.
What are some fun blends you have tried? What essential oil brands and blends are you loving right now?