But did you know your store bought fabric softener is a full of toxins that easily enter your body through your skin? And that causes skin irritations and other skin problems. And that is just the beginning.
Most fabric softeners contain Chloroform! If inhaled, it is very dangerous and may cause many health issues including loss of consciousness, nausea,vomiting, drowsiness and might affect your heart, kidneys and liver.
Other harmful ingredients include Benzyl Alcohol, A-Terpineol, Ethanol, Benzyl Acetate, Pentane, Ethyl Acetate, Camphor, Linaloon or Phtalates. All these are very harmful substances that have serious impacts on our health and health of our families. Anytime you smell that Laundry smell, you are inhaling toxic chemicals. Plus fabric softeners make fabrics less absorbent and that is not good for you anyways.
Is this what you want for your family? Or for yourself?
I doubt that. I believe most of you is like me. Conscious of what we use in our homes, on our bodies and on our clothes. Making your own fabric softener is super easy and does not take any time. You can pre make it in big batch or make as you go. Or wash in this case.
I use Young Living’s Purification Essential oil for my laundry because it smells divine and does as the name suggests. Purifies all the smells. As you wash you laundry with it, your washing machine is also getting that beautiful smell. You gonna love it. I use 5 drops of Purification per load which comes to approx 50 cents (¥60 for those in Japan like me)
So what you need?
2 spoons of Epsom Salt
1 spoon of Baking Soda
5 drops of Essential oil of your choice
First mix it together in a cup then add 50 ml of warm water so the salt and baking soda will dissolve. Pour into your washing machine where you would normally put fabric softener. If you’re using dryer balls, simply drop few drops of Purification on your dryer balls.
Please remember, not all oils are created equally. I only use Young Living Essential oils because they are pure, organic and have Seed to Seal Guarantee. If you already taking the step toward chemical free home, make sure you do not use cheap oil that has been tainted or sprayed with pesticides. That would be like brushing your teeth and eating chocolate at the same time.
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