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Yes, the recipe is that simple and you can stop reading there, if you want to. This will probably be a very short post. The exact measurements don’t matter, because it all depends on how strong you want your scent booster.
If you have read many of my posts, you will know that I LOVE laundry scent boosters. I only buy them when I can get a great deal on them, because they can be pricey. We do multiple loads of laundry a day in our household, so the cheaper I can get the scent booster, the better. That is why I make my own most of the time. I love experimenting with the scents, and I can tailor it to whatever I am washing. Vanilla is my favorite scent, and everyone in the household doesn’t mind their clothes smelling like that sweet aroma either. Sometimes I mix vanilla with a tad of lavender or lemon too. Orange works great. Lemongrass is pretty potent, so I would suggest mixing it with either lemon or orange. Lavender and lemon work great together, as well. I make a delicious body scrub with these two scents.
For the laundry scent booster recipe, I usually fill a large mason jar about halfway full of Epsom salts. Then, I add about 20-40 drops of essential oil, put on the lid, and shake vigorously. Then, I add more salt, more essential oil and repeat. I wouldn’t fill the jar completely full though, because it will be hard for the scent to disperse evenly. About 3/4 of the way works well.
When you are ready to use, add about 1/2 of a cup to your normal laundry routine. You can add it with the detergent, sprinkle in the machine before you put in clothes, or after. Unlike the traditional scent boosters, I haven’t had any trouble with the Epsom salts completely dissolving if I put them in after the clothes.
Enjoy! If you have a great scent combo for your laundry scent booster, leave a comment. If I add it to this post, I will credit your scent idea and link to your blog, if you have one.