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Essential oils in the washing machine?

Hi,
I've heard you can put oils into your fabric softener, but I don't know how much you can use and if the oils would have any negative effect on your washing machine in the long-run. Does anyone know?
I bought a new fabric softener but it makes all my fresh washing smell like damp towels! [:'(] I don't want to waste it so I thought it would be nice to add some bergamot or something. Does anyone else do this?

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Hi Little Bat, I always put bergamot in my washing instead of fabric conditioner, makes the clothes smell lovely.
Rosi x

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Hi Rosi,
I thought Bergamot would be nice and uplifting and that it's not too girly for my partner's clothes too. :)
How much do you add to your washing?

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Must admit that this is not an application i'd have thought about! Whenever I was doing case studies for VTCT Aromatherapy I decided to make a serious effort to diversify beyond (traditional) massage treatments! I covered several areas but never thought of advising of such an application
Regards
Anxious

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Hi Bat, You need at least 20 drops, anything less and you can hardly smell the bergamot. If you've got half a load you can put in less.
It's a case of experimenting really.
Enjoy!
Rosi x

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Changing the subject slightly - vinegar is an amazing cleaning agent, and can be used to clean surfaces and also as a fabric softener beleive it or not!
It doesn't make your clothes smell of vinegar, and you can add essential oils to it to make it smell better - I use about 2 tblsp of vinegar and about 5 drops of oils.
For cleaning surfaces, I put 1 part vinegar to 5 parts water roughly in a spray bottle, and add about 10 drops of oils - I usually use tea tree/lemon or melissa, tea tree has the anti-bac properties and lemon smells fresh.
HTH

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Thanks for the tips :)





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