Combing the essential oil with detergent
First of all, to prepare the washing powder for your clothes you need to combine some essential oil with some unscented laundry detergent. Make sure that the detergent you are using is unscented otherwise essential oils will not have the desired effect. The quantity of essential oil depends on the amount of detergent you take. For a small detergent bottle, a few drops of oil are good.
Prepare a fabric softener by adding oil to vinegar
You can make fabric softener in bulk and use the liquid in your regular washing sessions. The standard quantity would be to add about 30 drops of essential oil to a gallon of white vinegar. Shake the mixture and keep it stored in a bottle. You can use a cup for every regular wash.
Use the washing powder and fabric softener to wash the clothes. Make sure you use the right quantities of both the materials and use them in accordance with the clothes you are washing. Do not add any other liquid such as bleach in the washer as you may damage your clothes in this process.
Use essential oil on a cotton cloth when drying
When you have washed the clothes and have placed them in the dryer, sprinkle a few drops of the essential oil on a small cotton cloth and place it in with the other clothes. Run the dryer on the time you usually set it to. But when the clothes are dry after the first session, run the dryer again on ‘no heat’ this time so that the scent of the essential oil sets in your clothes completely.