Washing machines are supposed to clean your clothes, so many of us don’t think about them being dirty. Over time, soap scum, dirt, and even mildew can build up inside your washer. Not only does that pose a problem for effectively cleaning your laundry, but it creates some pretty musty odors. Essential oils are excellent natural cleaners, and some of them have antibacterial, antimicrobial, and antifungal properties. When cleaning your washing machine, some of the best oils to use include lemongrass, lavender, eucalyptus, citronella, peppermint, and tea tree. For a quick and easy weekly cleaning mixture, add ¾ cup of white vinegar and about 15 drops of essential oils (try a combination!) to a spray bottle and coat the inside of your washer, using a microfiber cloth to wipe the cleaner off.
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