I’ve been trying a few new methods for cleaning that are kinder to the environment and the pocket book. I generally don’t miss the old products, but I do sorely miss the “clean” smell to my laundry with my homemade detergent. I do think it smells a little “fresher” when I use about a 1/2 cup of vinegar in the rinse cycle. But, given that the washer/dryer are in the basement, I rarely happen upon the washer during the rinse cycle. Yes, I can re-run the clothes on only the rinse cycle, but that sort of defeats the water conservation efforts. I’ve had a few friends say they’ve put some essential oils in with the vinegar, but that the dryer seems to remove the lovely smells with the high heat.
Today was finallychangethesheetsalready! day (good luck reading that one!), but the fitted sheet just smelled a little, well, basement-y. Perhaps that week it spent clean, on top of the dryer didn’t help…
So, as an experiment, I put cool water in a simple spray bottle, added about 30 shakes of lavender essential oil, and misted my fitted sheet. I’ll let you know if it helped once it’s dry.