Wearing clean and fresh clothes is very good feeling. Many people use commercial laundry detergents witch contain chemical ingredients. These chemicals can be dangerous to us even trough our clothes. In this article you will find better and healthier solution then the chemical detergents.

Environmental Working Group reveals that more than 82% of laundry detergents are hazadous and more than 40% being considered highly hazardous. Commercial detergents can cause:

  • Asthma and respiratory system problems
  • Skin allergies or irritation
  • Developmental and reproductive toxicity
  • Cancer

Essential oils are very good alternative to laundry detergents. There are many different scents that can make your clothes smelling much more beautiful. These oils have antibacterial and antifungal properties. In one study, the effects of 10 different kinds of essential oils were tested against 22 different strains of bacteria and 12 different types of fungus.

Researchers found that lemongrass, eucalyptus, peppermint and orange oils were effective against all 22 strains of bacteria, aegle and palmarosa oils were effective against 21 strains of bacteria, patchouli and ageratum oils were effective against 20 strains of bacteria, and citronella and geranium oils were effective against 15 and 12 strains of bacteria, respectively.

All 12 different types of fungi were inhibited by aegle, citronella, geranium, lemongrass, orange, palmarosa and patchouli oils while eucalyptus and peppermint oils inhibited 11 of them.

How to Make Laundry Detergent with Essential Oils


  • One cup of rock salt or Epsom salt
  • Twenty drops of essential oil


  1. Blend essential oils with the salt until they are well mixed
  2. Use one tablespoon of this mixture for every load of laundry
  3. Place in washer drum before you put clothes in to let it dissolve into water
  4. Put on regular cycle

Using essential oils as laundry detergent will not only leave your clothes with a pleasant, natural fragrance but it will also allow you to avoid all of the harmful chemicals found in commercial laundry detergent and ensure your clothes get the ultimate deep clean. Let us know if this information was helpful for you in the comment section