Making your own homemade laundry scent booster is practical and perfect addition to your laundry cabinet. I like using this recipe to naturally brighten whites, eliminating strong odors or simply to add a light scent to clothes or towels and eliminating odors. The best part is that is so simple and easy to make, you will never not want to have this in your house!
This homemade laundry scent booster is a great compliment to other laundry products you already have. My personal favorites are thieves laundry soap, diy stain stick, using vinegar as a natural fabric softener and wool dryer balls. If you are looking for even more scent, then you can add a few drops of essential oils to the wool dryer balls before you add them to your laundry. These are my favorite wool dryer balls, and they have lasted for almost three years!
Making your own natural products has many benefits such as knowing what ingredients are in the products you are using and being cost effective. You can also make as small or large of a batch of the scent booster, depending on how often you use it and how many loads of laundry you are doing. I usually make smaller batches, because then it is always fresh when I use it.
Everything you need for your laundry scent booster diy
- Washing soda
- Baking soda
- Essential oils
- Glass storage jar
Washing soda, also known as sodium carbonate, is great for softening water. It can help “boost” the other ingredients in your laundry detergent and lift stains or dirt from the materials being washed. It is especially great to use if you have hard water, because it softens the water naturally.
Baking soda is another great product for your homemade laundry booster recipe, because it is great at lifting stains and neutralizing odors. Besides, it can brighten your whites and keep your colors looking fresh and not faded.
Since we’re making a scent booster, we need to add in some fresh scents. Using essential oils is the best way to add a natural scent that lasts a long time. Depending on the plant, tree or herb, essential oils are concentrated extracts from steam distillation or cold-pressed. This means when you are making your own products you only need a small amount of essentials oils to enjoy the scent.
If you need essential oils, get the ones you need here.
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When to use your laundry booster
This laundry scent booster diy can be used for all types of laundry that you have in your home. It can be used on clothing, towels, bedding, blankets, exercise clothes, children’s clothes in addition to pet bedding and more!
Also, washing soda and baking soda are excellent at eliminating odors naturally, which makes the homemade laundry booster perfect for those items. It is highly recommended that you use the laundry booster for those items with a little bit of stink (such as exercise clothes, sporting gear, work outside clothing and pet bedding), and then use the purification essential oil blend for an extra boost. Lastly, you can use the laundry booster for stubborn stains as well.
Essential oil blends for laundry
Here are some amazing and fresh scented blends for your homemade laundry scent booster.
Lemon + Orange, Lime + Orange, Bergamot + Lime
Lavender + Lemon, Orange + Lavender, Peppermint + Lavender
FRESH LINEN BLENDS
Purification (Blend of citronella, lavandin, lemongrass, myrtle, rosemary, and tea tree)
Eucalyptus + Lime, Rosemary + Lemon
Homemade laundry scent booster recipe
1 cup washing soda
1 cup baking soda
15-20 drops of essential oils (see combinations above for inspiration)
Mix washing soda and baking soda together. Add essential oils and mix again. Store in a glass jar.
Homemade laundry scent booster
- 1 glass jar
- 1 cup washing soda
- 1 cup baking soda
- 15-20 drops essential oils
- Mix washing soda and baking soda together.
- Add essential oils and mix again.
- Store in a glass jar.
how to use a laundry scent booster diy
When using your homemade laundry scent booster, add up to a 1/4 cup per load of laundry. Add it directly to the laundry basin and then drop in clothes, towels or bedding on top. Use laundry detergent and fabric softeners as normal.
If you have stinky or stubborn stains, then use 1/4 cup diy laundry booster. Add normal amount of laundry detergent and 1/4 cup white vinegar to fabric softener container in your washing machine. Run normal washing machine cycle with an extra rinse cycle. If you have stains, then pretreat with stain stick and let sit for at least 5 minutes (or up to several hours) before washing the item. Launder again if clothing smells or stains are still present before drying.
All of my Laundry Room Favorites
My Making a More Natural Laundry Room post goes into more detail about swapping out your entire laundry room. Check out the post for the complete guide to Making a Natural Laundry Room in your home! Here are a few of my favorites.
- fabric softener – white vinegar
- wool dryer balls – shop from Amazon here
- diy stain stick recipe
- thieves laundry soap recipe (easily lasts our family of four 5-6 months using this method)
- homemade laundry booster – pin this blog post for later!
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