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There is no need to reach for the fabric conditioner when there is an herb patch close by. Make up a strong infusion of lavender, rose, bergamot or lemon balm, by steeping a handful of each herb in 1-2 liters of water. Add to the final rinse to scent and soften your washing.
Instead of tumble dryer sheets, spritz a handkerchief with rose or lavender water, or dab with a few drops of essential oil of bergamot or lavender. Add this to your dryer and repeat for each load.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|