Do you love homemade products as much as I do? I feel like it has that luxury boutique vibe. Bonus: you know exactly what’s been added and personalize the ingredients to fit your own likes and preferences. With my goal to create a chemical free home, I switched to a laundry detergent without chemical and synthetic fragrances. I also use wool dryer balls in place of toxic dryer sheets. Then I saw a recipe for a fabric scent and fresh booster and adjusted it just a bit.
What I used: (affiliate links for my exact products)
- 2 cups of epsom salt
- 1/4-1/2 cup of baking soda
- 30 drops of essential oil (I used Lemon and Citrus Fresh)
- glass or stainless steel container (I bought this one)
- stainless steel scoop
What I did:
Add all ingredients to stainless steel bowl and mix thoroughly with a stainless steel whisk. That’s it! How easy was that?! Transfer to glass or stainless steel container. *Note: Use stainless steel/ceramic/glass when using citrus essential oils.
Usage: Add 2-3 scoops to laundry in the washing machine basin either before or after adding clothes then begin wash cycle.
Thoughts: The scent is super faint but fresh and subtle and laundry feels softer!
“Loads of fun!”
Adaptation from original recipe via Fun Easy Recipe.
Thieves Laundry Soap & Wool Dryer Balls
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Thanks for sharing. Looks so easy. Going to try this.
I’m wondering if the Epsom salts damage the washer at all. I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for some time, my husband seems to think the Epsom salts damage the washer……. TIA
Hi Becky, it’s a use at your own risk. I’m using it without issues and sharing my experience. My research shows that epsom isn’t as corrosive. Unfortunately, I have no advice.
It sounds really good!! My question is would that leave oil residue in the washing machine?? Also what size is your scoop? Looking forward to hearing from you!!
I don’t notice any residue. My scoop is 1/8 c. Hope that helps!
My sister cannot have static cling due to her cochlear implant. Do you know if this makes laundry static free?
I don’t notice any static at all, Kathy but I couldn’t say that it makes laundry static free for sure. I think that has more to do with the drying process, right? Sorry I can’t be more helpful.