Who has never had to wash their laundry and discovered only a moment before they ran out of fabric softener? It seems, then, to be an indispensable product not only because it tends to make fabric fibers softer but especially because it imparts a very pleasant fragrance to our clothes. You will be surprised, then, to know that it is also possible to achieve the same effect with natural products that we all have at home. And for that very reason, today we will show you how to have fragrant laundry without fabric softener!
The first trick we will see today is with citric acid. This is a substance naturally contained in citrus fruits, which brilliantly combats even the most stubborn limescale. In this case, prepare a solution by dissolving 5 ounces of citric acid in 1 quart of water. Mix very well and transfer the liquid into a bottle. Pour 3 fluid ounces of it into the compartment intended for fabric softener, and keep the remaining part for future washings. Set, then, a long cycle at high temperatures, again consulting the labels on your clothes, and start the wash. Citric acid, then, acts against water hardness by making your clothes softer. Also, if you like a stronger scent just add 10 drops of essential oils to the whole solution.
Salt and Bicarbonate
A good alternative to citric acid is the combination given by salt and baking soda. Fill a jar half with salt and half with baking soda. With the help of a spoon, mix well so that the two ingredients are evenly combined. At this point, add 7 drops of essential oils and resume mixing again. The mixture is now ready to be used: just pour 3 tablespoons of it into the fabric softener drawer before each wash. Baking soda, especially, is most useful against bad odors in the washing machine.
Have you ever heard of the towel trick? Let’s take a look at everything you need.
- An old towel
- A lump of organic soap
- Water to taste.
As for the color of the towel, prefer a white one for light colors and a colored one for colored.
Take the towel and pour some water on it so as to moisten an area of it. Now, on this area rub the bar of organnic soap, just as if it were a sponge! Should you have it only in liquid form, you would simply pour in a few drops. After that, repeat the operation on the opposite side as well. All you have to do is insert it into the washing machine along with your laundry and start the wash. Organic soap, in fact, in close contact with the clothes will give them its sweet scent.
Apple cider vinegar
And finally, apple cider vinegar. With a less pungent smell than white wine vinegar, it is a valuable aid in household chores. All you will need to do is pour 3 fluid ounces of apple cider vinegar into the softener tray. Again, for a more intense aroma, add 5 drops of essential oils of the fragrance you prefer. In addition to smelling great, they will also be super soft to the touch.