February 18, 2016

DIY Laundry Scent Booster

DIY Laundry Scent Booster - Clean Mama

Everyone loves clean and fresh smelling laundry, right? Just walk down the laundry aisle at your favorite big box store and you’re quickly overwhelmed with the scents and options to make your laundry ‘smell clean’. The scent additives don’t really do anything other than add scent, so why not make them yourself? Today I’m sharing a simple DIY recipe for a Laundry Scent Booster – it’s cheap and easy to make and perfect for adding your own personal scent to your laundry routine. Best reason to make it? It’s natural and doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances or ingredients.

Ingredients for Laundry Scent Booster - Clean Mama

Laundry Scent Booster

  • 1-2 cups epsom salt (depending on how much you want to make)
  • 20-30 drops essential oil – I love lavender and lemon for this recipe
  • mason jar (is available in Clean Mama Home! You can find the aqua bar mop cloth pictured here.)

Put Epsom Salt in Container - Clean Mama

Measure epsom salt into a bowl, add 20-30 drops essential oil and stir to combine. Let it air dry for a bit and then transfer to a mason jar for storage.

Add Essential Oils - Clean Mama

To use: Add 1 tablespoon of the Laundry Scent Booster directly to the washer and wash as usual.

Add Laundry Booster to Washing Machine - Clean Mama

I love this for sheets and towels – it adds a subtle, clean scent. If you mix it up and find that you need more scent, simply add a couple more drops of essential oils to your jar, stir, and keep using.

Laundry Scent Booster - Clean Mama

Epsom salt will completely dissolve in water and is just the ‘vehicle’ to get the scent into your laundry – it may also add a little softening as well. And this is a MUCH cheaper option for boosting that scent. How’s that for clean laundry?

Laundry Scent Booster - Clean Mama

If you like DIY cleaners, check out this post:

How to Make Scented Vinegar - Clean Mama

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