Would you like to have a natural alternative to Downy Unstoppable to add the laundry scent boosting and odor removing benefit to those special loads of laundry that need some extra special attention?
Well, there is a very affordable and easy way to make your own. We try to use homemade and natural products for cleaning and most personal care. But we have used Downy Unstoppables before, but not in our laundry – but in the vacuum – it is awesome for this purpose!
However, my family’s skin and allergies are too sensitive to wash this with their clothing and be rubbing against their skin. But there are some loads of laundry where it would be nice to add a “scent boosting and odor removing” bonus. But did you know that baking soda is an odor remover? That’s why we have all been putting it our fridges for so long and why one of our most popular recipes, car and carpet deodorizing powder, includes Baking Soda!
Then for your scent boosting, just combine the baking soda with essential oils and you have an effective natural alternative!
You can add any scent of pure essential oil (this is NOT fragrance oil, but the aromatherapy essential oils. Read about them HERE as well as a good deal on them!). We personally like lavender as it is calming, smells great and is florally like many of the Downy Unstoppables fragrances.
Here’s how to make it:
- Before you wash your load of laundry that needs some extra special attention, mix 1-cup of baking soda with 10 drops of essential oil.
- Then start your load and add it to the basin of the washer at the beginning of the load or in your “pre-wash” slot in your front loader machine.
- Then wash and dry as normal!
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