Natural DIY Recipe
- 3 cups Citric Acid
- Airtight container
- 20-25 drops Essential Oil
- Use 1-2 teaspoons per load depending on size.
- Make sure you add it to the fabric softener compartment or directly to the rinse cycle only
- Safe for top & front loaders
Do I need to dissolve it in water first?
You don't normally need to as it will dissolve easily even in cold water, but you definitely can if you wish too.
Can I also use Vinegar?
Absolutely! You can use 1/4 cup of white vinegar as an alternative
Its using a simple scientific principal & the power of pH. Vinegar & Citric Acid are 'Acidic' because their pH < 7 at around 2-2.5. Laundry Powder is an 'Alkali/Base' because its pH> 7 at around 10. When you use the acid in the rinse cycle only it will neautralise & remove any left over soap scum which causes the clothes to be stiff. It's even better than commercial Fabric Softeners as it does not cote your clothing in slime & fragrance.
Is this safe for septic tanks?
Citric Acid & Vinegar are mild & biodegradable which should not affect the bacteria in septic tanks like harsh chemicals can.