There are two different ways that you can use your essential oils in the washing machine. The first is to add 4-6 drops to your washer during the wash cycle. The second is to add it, along with a little bit of water, to the fabric softener compartment in your washing machine before starting a cycle.
How to Use Essential Oils in Your Laundry. Put a few drops of essential oil in a bottle of unscented laundry detergent to add a fresh scent in the wash. Add 20 to 30 drops of essential oil to 1 gallon of white vinegar to make your own fabric softener. Sprinkle two or three drops of essential oil on a white cotton cloth.
Add Purify to your dish towels for added purifying benefits. Add Melaleuca for its cleansing properties. Add 2â€“4 drops of Lavender to unscented dryer sheets or a clean washcloth to further infuse a fresh scent into your laundry. Add a drop of your favorite oil to a damp cloth and place on top of clothing when ironing.