I’ve tried everything to get rid of that nasty smell that releases from my front-loader washing machine in between washing cycles. From scent crystals to baking soda to cleaning out the entire inside with bleach… nothing took it away completely and kept it away permanently.
When I started using essential oils a few months ago, I thought I’d give Purify a try (a cleansing blend of oils). I imagined I’d make some great household cleaners with it but never really thought of using it in my laundry. I really enjoyed the citrus scent so one day I thought I’d try putting some in the fabric softener spot of my washing machine to give my clothes a nice, fresh scent.
Little did I know, this super quick and easy step would finally rid of me of that awful smell that always filled my laundry room! I began using Purify with every load of laundry and the smell has never come back, even when I don’t do laundry for a few days! Amazing!!
How to Use Essential Oils in your Laundry
1. Load your washing machine as normal, but switch to a free & clear laundry detergent. This will prevent any buildup in your washing machine of additives in your detergent.
2. Do NOT add a liquid fabric softener but instead add 5 drops of Purify (or your favorite essential oil scent) to the fabric softener dispenser of your machine. By putting it this section, the oils won’t be washed away with your detergent.
3. Run your wash cycle as normal and enjoy the fresh scent and clean washing machine once it’s done!
Ready to try this out? You can order a bottle of Purify HERE.
Want to learn more about Essential Oils? Read about How I Use Essential Oils Everyday!
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