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The Healing Power of Plants: Plant Therapy Essential Oils Part Three

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DIY Fabric Softener Recipe 
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If you read Part One of this series, you are a bit more familiar with Essential Oils and their uses.  Over the next two posts I will show you two more simple recipes for common household products using products you most likely have on hand and the Essential oils I received from essential oils from Plant Therapy. 

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Today is our second DIY recipe post, and it’s one of my personal favorites: a DIY homemade fabric softener. 

plant therapy essential oils fabric softener

This recipe is nice if you want to soften your clothing and give it a nice scent, at the same time.

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Ingredients

1/4 cup baking soda
2 teaspoons cornstarch (optional)
3 to 5 drops essential oil (your favorite scent) I made two different scents, using Lemon and Tea Tree for one and Lavender only for the second.

Directions:

Sift the dry ingredients into a container that has a lid.

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Then, add the essential oil,

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mixing first with a fork

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and then sifting the mixture 2-3 more times to thoroughly mix the oil in with the dry ingredients.

plant therapy essential oils sift mixture several times
I used the following combinations:
Container One: 2 drops Sweet Orange, 1 drop Lemon
Container Two: 3 drops of Lavender only
Keep in a sealed, air-tight container, clearly labeled.
When ready to use, scoop 1 to 2 tablespoons into a bag made of sheer fabric such as muslin or an old pair of hose . Use a rubber band, string or ribbon to tie it closed.

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Throw it in the dryer with the clothes, set the dryer and that’s it!

plant therapy essential oils add to dryer

Be sure to check out my fourth and final post in the Plant Therapy Essential oil series – a DIY Air Freshener!

I received these products for free for the purpose of review. Regardless, all opinions are my own.

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