This is awesome! I used to use plain old Epsom Salt or 1 cup of vinegar in my wash when I would run out of fabric softener. Then I tried making liquid fabric softener, but my clothes felt waterproof (not good since if liquid beads up on fabric there’s a guarantee it is all over the dryer vent which is a fire hazard!) Anyway, I found a gem! and I already had all the ingredients! The ingredients cost less than $2 total! (I recently bought some of the Purex Crystals for a little over $3) a dollar saved is money in my pocket!
So I used a recipe for fabric softener crystals I found on a cute little blog called One Good Thing by Jillee!
4 cups Epsom Salt
40 drops of essential oil(s)- about 10 drops per cup of epsom salt, but you can put more
incorporate (this means stir/shake/mix) really well
I used lemon and lavender essential oils – which is also what I use in my laundry liquid. Smells nice.
I store it in an airtight container.
Use approximately 1/4 c. per load. Put it in with the clothes and detergent (no need to try to time the rinse cycle)