I love Purex Crystal Laundry Fabric Softener! However, I find it a little too expensive so I only buy it once in a while. Fortunately, when announcing Laundry Week here at PinTried-it a reader commented how she would love to make her own Purex Fabric Softener Crystals. I immediately headed to Pinterest and found a quick DIY how-to guide to making your own laundry fabric softener crystals! Of course, I tried it out right away!
The essential oil is not necessary if you do not want it scented and just want the softening power.
If you use fragrance be sure to keep in an air tight container or Ziploc bag so the scent does not escape.
The amount you use per load is up to you. I am using about 1/2 cup per average size load.
You can control the scent power by adding more or less.
I bought Ice Cream Salt because it was a lot cheaper ($1.57 for 4 lbs!) and according to the ingredient list is simply Sea Salt!
I tested this out on a load of towels and jeans. It smelled great but didn’t seem to have a strong enough scent. I decided to add more fragrance oil to my mixture- another 20-30 drops (I eye-balled it). After I added more my next load of clothes smell GREAT!! I loved folding them because it stirred up the smell!! haha I even went around the house finding blankets to wash so my house would smell good.
My clothes, especially the towels, were also super soft!!
I will definitely be adding these fabric softener crystals to the handmade laundry soap mixture!