[ DIY Recipe: Lemon Fresh Linen Wash ] ~ from Monterey Bay Herb Co
lemon fresh linen wash*
especially nice for sun-dried cotton linens

This formula can be used for any type of laundry, but it’s especially nice for cotton linens that have been allowed to dry naturally in the sun after washing. The aloe vera juice and vinegar soften, while citric acid and grapefruit extract brighten and sanitize.

2 cups liquid castile soap
½ cup aloe vera juice
½ cup white vinegar
1 cup water
1 tablespoon powdered citric acid
2 teaspoons grapefruit seed extract
15-20 drops lemon essential oil (or lemongrass essential oil)

Combine all ingredients into a plastic container, preferably one with a pour spout. Give this formula a gentle shake, or just turn it upside down once or twice to make sure all of the ingredients are evenly distributed before adding it to the washing machine. For an average load, use ¼ cup.

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* Recipe excerpted from The Naturally Clean Home, 2nd Edition ©2008 by Karyn Siegel-Maier with permission from Storey Publishing, LLC.