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Learn how to make DIY Laundry Crystals scented with essential oils to use as an affordable natural fabric softener alternative.
You can make your own DIY Laundry Crystals with a lovely scent using two simple ingredients you may already have on hand. This combination works great as a natural fabric softener alternative and as a scent booster.
Epsom salts are essentially just salt, right? Salt is a great fabric softener and it has the added benefit of being a water softener too. We have extremely hard water where we live, so using these DIY laundry crystals is a huge benefit in getting our clothes cleaner and softer.
And I love that by making them myself, I can scent them however I like. Some of my favorites are lemon and peppermint, rosemary and spearmint or lavender and frankincense.
However, it’s not necessary to add essential oils if you really want to soften your laundry on a budget. The epsom salt alone with do the trick. The essential oils are really just for scent.
Best of all, you can literally make your own DIY Laundry Crystals in just two minutes.
And if you want to ditch your dryer sheets too, check out my DIY Felted Wool Dryer Balls tutorial too.
How to Make Laundry Crystals
- 3 cups Epsom Salts
- 30 drops essential oils - of your choice
- Quart sized mason jar
- Mixing bowl
How to Make
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, add the essential oils to the epsom salts and stir until the essential oils are evenly distributed in the epsom salt.
- Transfer the mixture to a quart sized mason jar and store in your laundry room.
How to Use
- Add 1 tablespoon of your homemade Laundry Crystals to each load of laundry to soften your fabrics.
2 thoughts on “DIY Laundry Crystals: Fabric Softener Alternative”
Do you add the crystals directly to the drum? I have a front load HE washer. I’m assuming that’s the best way???
I’m excited to try this. I just started using DIY detergent, as well!
Hi Rashell, yes they go directly in the washer. You want them to dissolve during the wash, so they go in right at the beginning.