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Laundry-boosting fragrance crystals can make your laundry smell great and feel soft, but they contain all sorts of chemicals that I prefer to not use around my children. The crystals sold in the store are simply scented sodium crystals (salt), to which coloring has been added. It is so much cheaper and safer to make your own with just a few simple ingredients. By doing so, you not only save a ton of money, but you can also create your own custom scents.
Salt is a great water softener, and makes your laundry super soft.
1 cup of rock salt (or Epsom salt)
20 drops of your favorite essential oil (10 drops of lavender and 10 drops of lemon smell great)
a few drops of soap coloring (Optional, if you want a bit of color. Do not use regular food coloring, as it will stain your clothes. You can get this at craft and hobby stores.)
Put it together:
Just mix it all together in a bowl, then store in a glass container.
How to use it:
Use one tablespoon of crystals per load. Place the crystals in the washer first, then add your clothes. They will dissolve during the wash cycle.
Have you seen my post that shows you how to make the best homemade laundry detergent? If you haven't, check it out HERE.