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Essential oils work quite well in the laundry, not just for their aromas, but for cleaning benefits as well. Just add 8-15 drops of your favorite essential oils per cap of unscented liquid detergent or 3-5 drops to the rinse cycle.
Citrus essential oils do very well with laundry because of their ability to help fight grease, stains and odor. Try our Citrus Glow™ Blend for your workout clothes (then hang to dry for maximum benefit). To disinfectant pet laundry, and kitchen towels, add the power of our Protector™ Blend.
Other than a very faint smell, the scent you use in the washer does not stick with the clothing through the drying cycle. Essential oils in the washer are mostly for their odor eliminating and bacteria fighting abilities.
In the dryer, you can add essential oils to wool dryer balls or a washcloth to lightly scent your clothes and linens. Essential oils dissipate quickly when heated, so if you want a more powerful aroma, make the addition toward the end of the cycle. Or use the air-dry option to remove heat from the process entirely. Just make sure to not add the oils directly to your fabrics.
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