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Essential oils for washing powder
« on: August 17, 2013, 07:54:29 am »
I would like to try making some of the laundry powder but I'm one of the people that likes a bit of scent in mine. Is there a certain type of oil that should be used? I've never tried anything like this before.  Thanks :-*

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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2013, 03:20:35 am »
you could use eucalyptus or any essential oil, not a fragrant oil.
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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2013, 03:56:02 am »
Obbie - what is the difference between and essential oil and a fragrant oil  ??? ???
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Re: Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2013, 08:42:47 am »
That is where I am confused too.  I should probably stick to unscented :D

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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 09:16:49 am »
I think an essential oil is real (natural) where fragrant oils are fake (man made, synthetic etc), but I'm no expert.
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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2013, 09:22:41 am »
I think Katie is right - I am sure this was discussed a long time ago and the fragrant oils don't last as long as essential oils either.  MJ can undoubtedly clarify that for us, though.
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Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #6 on: August 27, 2013, 10:03:21 am »
What's shops sell essential oils?

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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2013, 07:43:24 am »
Sorry, I am so slack.

essential oils are natural and pure, with healing benefits.

Eg, lavender is relaxing, (great for when you need to sleep)
ecalyptus is great for bites. :)


Fragerant oils are just perfume,  fake..
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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 07:22:25 am »
EO are naturally derived from plants.
FO are chemically enhanced and therefore more stable and last longer than EO.
I only use EO in my soaps, however I know MJ uses both. Her knowledge is vast on this subject but I guess she must be busy right now.
Hope this helps.
There are books on aromatherapy that explain more about EO and their individual properties.

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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 10:56:36 am »
I put a Few drops of EO in my dish washing powder. I use Lemon grass. 

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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2013, 03:10:25 pm »
I put a few drops of Eucalyptus Oil (Bosisto's from the supermarket) into my scoop of washing powder. When I'm hanging out the washing it reminds me of rain and the smell of gum trees, but I think it may also help to kill dust mites (??? not sure tho)
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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2013, 02:19:43 am »
I've tried it with lavender, orange and lemon/lime essential oils separately

Came out GREAT!

I can already see how much money this will save, but it works, it cleans...and this from a newbie! :)

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Re: Essential oils for washing powder
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2013, 05:15:48 am »
I just love Essential Oils, have heaps at home.
so many healing properties,  love orange, lemon, lime, lemongrass, ylang ylang.
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