Do you love the smell of citrus and wish you could wear it all day long? Why not create your own citrus fabric softener using lemon, lime, and grapefruit essential oils. All you’ll need is some citrus fruit peels, some white vinegar, and some citrus essential oils to make a fabric softener that smells great and is easy on your skin.
16 ounces white vinegar
3 drops Lemon essential oil
3 drops Lime essential oil
3 drops Grapefruit essential oil
Citrus peels (optional) from the three types of fruit
1. Add citrus peels into a 16-ounce glass bottle.
2. Fill the bottle halfway with vinegar.
3. Add in essential oils and shake the bottle well.
4. Fill remainder with vinegar.
5. Let sit for at least 1 week before use.
Using the fabric softener once its ready depends on your particular washing machine. Depending on the size of your load, you can use anywhere from two tablespoons up to ¼ cup at a time. During your final rinse, you can add it directly to the water. If your machine has a fabric softener cup, you can add it right there and the machine will take care of the rest. Or you can add the softener to your dryer balls to soften your clothes during the drying phase. It’s up to you how you use it.