Homemade Laundry Scent Booster

I have been fooling around with different “homemade” cleaning alternatives. Some work, some don’t but all of them were definitely worth trying on the off chance they did work. This is one of them.

I love adding those little scent booster pellets to the wash, some of them smell so awesome. What I do not love is the price. I am already using a nice smelling laundry detergent and fabric softener so why spend upwards of $10 of a scent booster?

What is even better about this…. it only takes a few minutes to whip up a batch. And if after a while you find the smell is starting to dissipate, you can just add a few more drops of your favourite essential oil to the jar and shake it to disperse!

(That was the only label I could find the other day lol!)


Here is what I used to make the scent booster. I got the Epsom salts at the dollar store.

All I did was to measure the Epsom salts to know how much I could fit in my Mason jar (I was able to fit the whole bag), add about 2 tsp. of essential oil… I chose a Cucumber Melon oil…. and shook the jar (with the lid back on lol) until it appeared to be well combined.

I left the lid off for a few hours so it didn’t end up getting moldy from the oil/moisture… and then put the lid back on, labeled it and tied a little twine ribbon on it for decoration. When I finally get back to redoing my laundry room I will add a nicer label and bow!

Note: Sorry, I forgot to add how to use it (Thank you Jan for letting me know 😊)

I add 1 – 2 Tbsp. to the water when I start a load of laundry. The Epsom salt will dissolve in the water leaving the scent.

10 thoughts on “Homemade Laundry Scent Booster

  1. I’m also not a fan of expensive extras! So how do you use this when you do laundry? Just put it in the machine when you start? How much do you use?
    Sorry I’m not in the know about this.

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