Everyone loves clean and fresh-smelling laundry, right?  Just walk down the laundry aisle at your favorite big box store and you’re quickly overwhelmed with the scents and options to make your laundry ‘smell clean’. The scent additives don’t really do anything other than add scent, so why not make them yourself? Today I’m sharing a simple DIY recipe for a Laundry Scent Booster – it’s cheap and easy to make and perfect for adding your own personal scent to your laundry routine.  
Best reason to make it?  It’s natural and doesn’t contain any artificial fragrances or ingredients.


  • 1-2 cups Epsom salt (depending on how much you want to make)
  • 20-30 drops of essential oil – I love lavender and lemon for this recipe
  • mason jar


Measure Epsom salt into a bowl, add 20-30 drops of essential oil and stir to combine.  Let it air dry for a bit and then transfer to a mason jar for storage.

To use:

Add 1 tablespoon of the Laundry Scent Booster directly to the washer and wash as usual. I love this for sheets and towels – it adds a subtle, clean scent.  If you mix it up and find that you need more scent, simply add a couple more drops of essential oils to your jar, stir, and keep using.
For me personally, I like stronger scents so I add about twice the recommended amount of essential oil. It’s all about personal preference. Epsom salt will completely dissolve in water and is just the ‘vehicle’ to get the scent into your laundry – it may also add a little softening as well.  And this is a MUCH cheaper option for boosting that scent.
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How’s that for clean laundry? Do you have any tips for a good laundry scent booster? Share them in a comment below!