Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Green Laundry Tips for the Domestic Goddess

  1. Throw away any and all commercial Fabric Softeners, you don't need them! A cotton or muslin bag filled with Lavender Flowers works even better. Toss bag in the dryer with each load. Use 1/2 cup to 1 cup of Lavender Flowers per bag full, and that's all you need for a reusable & natural alternative. Each cotton/muslin baggy will usually last 15 to 25 loads or more. The savings & other benefits are substantial.
  2. Vinegar is a necessity in all laundry rooms! Use common distilled vinegar in your washer as a bleach alternative & color booster. Vinegar also works well as a pretreatment on tough stains. Use approx. 2 Tbsp in every load to ensure added softness and guarantee the antibacterial properties. For heavily soiled items and/or loads add 1/2 cup to your wash.
  3. Make your own linen spray. You two can have a custom or aromatherapy spray for your linens and clothing. Take a few drops of your favorite essential oil(s) and add them to a spray bottle full of distilled water. Shake bottle well before each use.
  4. Next time you wash your delicates, skip the dryer. hang all your goddess wear out or up to dry some place warm or where there is dry air flow. You'll be amazed at the savings on your electric bill!

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