Everyday Essentials: My Favorite Laundry Day Oils

With my sensitive skin and sensitivity to chemical smells, I quit using chemical laden, scented laundry detergents and dryer sheets ages ago. Instead, I use doTERRA's On Guard Laundry Detergent to wash my clothes, and I use unscented dryer sheets with a couple of drops of essential oil for a light, natural scent when I dry them. (And I'm on the hunt for reusable dryer balls that are NOT made of wool or plastic! If you know of any good ones, please let me know.)

I keep three bottles of oil on the laundry shelf and decide which one to use on the dryer sheets, depending on my mood. You can use others, of course - but these are my three favorites!

1. Purify: Purify is an exclusive combination of essential oils that cleans and eradicates odors in a natural way. It contains Lemon, Lime, and Pine essential oils, known for their powerful cleaning properties. The addition of Citronella, Tea Tree, and Cilantro give this blend a unique enticing aroma. If I had to say what clean smells like - this would be it!

2. On Guard: Washing my clothes with doTERRA's On Guard detergent leaves them with a very light scent of On Guard, so using this oil on dryer sheets works well. The scent is warm and spicy, as it contains Wild Orange Peel, Clove Bud, Cinnamon Bark, Eucalyptus Leaf, and Rosemary Leaf/Flower essential oils.

3. Elevation: This may be my favorite oil to use on dryer sheets - Elevation combines the uplifting and euphoric floral scents of Lavandin, Lavender, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, and Osmanthus with Tangerine, Elemi, and Lemon Myrtle to create a unique blend with an energizing aroma. It's wonderful to use as a perfume, to diffuse in the morning, and to use in the dryer.

These are just a few of the oils I use in my daily life (yes, it’s true…I’m a self-proclaimed essential oils junkie). Please note that not all essential oils are created equally – quality matters, and I only recommend one brand. To learn more about the brand I trust and how you can use essential oils in your daily life to promote wellness naturally, contact me!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. 

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