Saturday, April 27, 2013

How To Make 3 Lavender Laundry Essentials- Lavendar DIY

Another DIY Essential this time from (

This is a great post from Rebecca from Camp Wander which reveals…
1. How to make a year’s worth of laundry soap for just $30.
2. How to make a lavender and vinegar softener.
3. How to make a lavender dryer ball.
These three tutorials will make your laundry FUN to do, it will be much cheaper and more natural, too!

One of my favorite presentationsfor sharing (and it's likely you'll share too) are 1/2 gal mason jars.  I found mine at Ace Hardware. You can also find them at Kmart and Wal Mart. 

Laundry Essential #1

1 Box of Washing Soda
1 Box of Borax
3 Bars of Felsnaptha Soap
2 Tubs of Oxygenated Bleach
2 Cups Baking Soda

Grate soap in a food processor or blender w/ a little powdered bleach.  Jillee's helps the processing go a little smoother.
Now for the fun part!  

Start dumping your boxes of ingredients and the processed soap into a very large tub and mix.  I would suggest you do this outside because it's a dry mix.  You'll have a bit of flyaway powder while mixing.  I enlisted my favorite garden trug for the task!

Now you can fill those awesome jars with your ridiculously easy and affordable#1 Laundry Essential ~ the detergent.

Laundry Essential #2 is a new and exciting discovery for me! 

How easy is this?

Purchase a one quart glass bottle of white vinegar, add 25 drops of doTERRA Lavender essential oil + 1 teaspoon rubbing alcohol (for emulsion).  You now have a quart of naturally softening fabric softener!  Good for your skin, good for your appliance and good for the planet!  

Pour 1/2 cup into the rinse cycle or into a fabric softener receptacle and start the wash cycle.

Laundry Essential #3 is easy, fun and practical.  The Lavender Dryer Ball, is made with a pair of crew socks.  Your list of provisions for lovelier laundry includes:  a pair of clean cotton crew socks and a bottle of doTERRA Lavender essential oil.  This is almost too easy blog about!
Drop 15 to 20 drops of Lavender essential oil onto the foot section of {one} sock.  Ahhhhhh...just imagine how your fresh, clean laundry's going to smell!

Now tuck scented sock up inside the tube section of the same sock.  Push  this balled up sock down into the toe of the second sock.  Twist the second sock to adda little bulk to the Dry Ball...then pull the opening of the sock down onto itself until you have a tight ball.  The tighter the better because in addition toscenting your laundry, the Dryer Ball will fluff the load of laundry too!

 * Two Dryer Balls would be absolutely brilliant for fluffing and fresheningpillows in the dryer *