All-Natural Washing Machine Cleaner

vinegar, tea tree, oil on stool; with towel

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Cleaning your machine on a regular basis can prolong the life of your washing machine and your clothes will be cleaner!


  • 2 cups baking soda
  • 2 cups white vinegar
    15 drops Tea Tree essential oil (lavender, citrus fresh, lemon)


  1. Put baking soda in the drum and and run a long hot cycle. (Use your “Clean Machine” cycle if your machine has one).
  2. Add 1 1/2 -2 cups of white vinegar and the essential oils to the drum of your machine and run another long cycle with hot water. You can also add 1/2 cup of vinegar to your soap dispenser of your machine as well. 
  3. Finally wipe down the machine including the door inside and the rubber seal with Thieves Household Spray.