Amazing smelling laundry doesn’t need to be expensive or complicated. Adding a DIY Laundry Booster to your wash is a great way to end up with a dryer full of soft, static free, and scented laundry in a more natural, earth-friendly way.
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The beauty of this DIY recipe is that, besides being easy and inexpensive, you are able to use nontoxic ingredients and customize the scent to your liking. You can create a new scent profile every time you make it or keep a few varieties on hand for different family members.
DIY laundry crystals also make a great hostess or housewarming gift as well when put the mix in a pretty jar with a small wooden scoop (I LOVE these!!) and a homemade tag to identify the scent and ingredients.
How to Make DIY Laundry Crystals at Home
Supplies you will need:
- 2 cups epsom salt
- ½ cup baking soda
- 25 drops essential oil
- A pretty jar with a tight fitting lid
1. In a large bowl stir together epsom salt, baking soda, and desired essential oils until well combined.
2. Transfer to a container with a tight fitting lid, mason jars or other pretty containers from the Dollar Tree work great for storage.
To use: Add 1 T. to washer before adding in clothes, turn on water, then begin filling the washer with clothing.
It’s really that simple! I love being able to use homemade products like these at home so that I know exactly what is going on my family’s clothes.
Some scent combinations that you might like:
- Lemongrass and Lavender
- Lemon and Ginger
- Rose and Lavender
- Cedarwood and Sandalwood
- Peppermint and Eucalyptus
- Grapefruit and Vanilla
What scent combination would you prefer…or do you have a favorite scent combo that you’ve tried. I’d love to add more variety to my laundry repertoire.
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