homemade laundry softener and scent booster
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Homemade Laundry Softener and Scent Booster

Today‚Äôs DIY recipe is an example of just one of the cleaning recipes in the new book: a homemade laundry softener. Just like every single recipe in the book, this recipe is easy to make and uses common household ingredients. 

Course Homemade
Cuisine Cleaning
Keyword Laundry Softener
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 -5 cups
Author Kristin Marr


  • 4-5 cups coarse sea salt or kosher, usually a 3lb box (I purchase the cheap boxes of salt from Costco and my grocery store--$2.00/box)
  • 1-2 tsp lavender essential oil peppermint, lemon, or lemongrass.


  1. Pour the salt into a large storage container (make sure it's wide enough to mix or shake the salt with the essential oil--I use a bowl, then pour the final mixture into my container). Add the essential oil, then mix the salt and essential oil with a spoon or whisk (or shake the container). Seal the container. I usually let the mixture rest for 24 hours to allow the essential oil to infuse the salt.
  2. TO USE: Add 1/2-1 cup of salt to the washer per load. This will vary on your water so test out different amounts to see what works best for you. The salt may be added at the same time as the laundry soap. Add the salt directly to the washer basin with the clothes.