Thursday, October 2, 2008

Update on Vinegar in the Laundry

Edit In: Someone had asked if my laundry smelled like vinegar. No it does no, and here is why. the vinegar is there to neutralize the odors form your dirty laundry, so all is well. What I do is add a drop or more. Of an essential oil. Someone said that they use lavender. I have used peppermint, cinnamon, whatever I have goes in. And still my laundry does not smell like a candy cane Hope this helps!

I just did all my laundry for the day. And I measured the vinegar that I put in my opening that is made for fabric softener. I use about 3/4 a cup of white vinegar. Do not use anything but white vinegar.

I do use my own homemade laundry detergent and been using it for about 2 years now. Do I get the dingies a bit sooner? Yes, but to help out our Mother Earth, for me it is worth it. Did I mention that I gave up bleach as well? Yep, I most certainly did and don't miss that either.

Any questions you folks have, do not hesitate to ask away.


sunshineperri said...

Thanks so much for the encouraging words!! I so needed it.
I also add vinegar to my laundry, though sometimes 1 cup is too much and the kiddos say they can smell it. They have bionic noses!!
Have a great weekend.

Freakmom said...

Thanks! We tried this the other day on some hand-me-downs that came smelling like fabric softener and it worked like a charm. I'm adding vinegar to every load from now on.

Next I'll have to try your homemade soap.

Donna said...

I have to get my butt in gear and try making your homemade laundry soap!
Thanks for sharing : )

Tara B. said...

I keep meaning to try and make our own detergant and just haven't yet, but you've inspired me to get moving on it, I'll have to let you know how it turns out.