This is a simple, all-natural DIY laundry scent booster recipe to keep your laundry smelling fresh without the use of harsh chemicals or synthetics.
If you're anything like me, you skin can't tolerate the ingredients found most dryer sheets and fabric softeners. And even if you can tolerate those things, you've probably heard by now that the word 'fragrance' on a label can hid some unsavory ingredients that you really don't want lurking around your home.
On one hand, you want your laundry to smell fresh when it comes out of the dryer. But on the other, you want to use ingredients that are safe for you and your family.
That's why I wanted to share this recipe with you! It's an easy to make, 3-ingredient laundry scent booster that you can customize to smell however you want.
- 2 cups epsom salt
- 1/2 cup baking soda
- +/- 25 drops of essential oil
Combine all of these ingredients in a glass jar with a lid. Shake well and leave alone for a hot minute (a few hours) to let the essential oils infuse into the Epsom salt and baking soda.
To use: Sprinkle 1/8 – 1/4 cup of laundry booster directly into the washing machine before starting the wash.
Money saving tip: This recipe is already economical on its own. But if you want to get even more bang for your buck, submerge empty essential oil bottles into the Epsom salt + baking soda mixture and allow it to soak up every last drop.
Keep in mind that this recipe won't make your laundry smell as strong as it did when you use dryer sheets, but that's one thing you trade off when you choose to use natural ingredients.
The upside is that essential oils will also help eliminate gross laundry smells, not just cover them up.
Wash and dry your clothes on a low heat to retain as much of the smell as possible.
If you want your clothes to smell more like your favorite essential oils, you can create a DIY linen spray using this recipe. Just be mindful that colored oils like orange can stain light colored fabrics if the concentration in your spray is too high.
Essential Oil Blends for Laundry:
You can use any of your favorite essential oils to create your own laundry scent booster. Here are some blends you can try that will make your laundry smell amazing!
- 25 drops Apothecary Blend
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