So I liked the new Fabric Softener Crystals but with six kids it seemed a bit extravagant for me to buy. I tried the original in lavender and decided to use some of the things lying around the house to try and make a batch.
My sons make all our Homemade Laundry Detergent so this is a perfect and inexpensive addition to the mix.
Things you will need:
A box of coarse Sea Salt ($1.09) at Wal-mart or grocery store
20-30 drops Essential Oil(about $2.00) (any scent you like that's safe for skin, like the one's you use to make soap or air freshners) we used Orange and Japanese Lotus Blossom we already had on hand that we sometimes add to our Laundry detergent
container with lid for storage
plastic container or bucket to mix it all together in (we just used a ziploc or recycled bread bag)
a label for your container
Optional use of hand blender (we picked one up at a junk store for $2 and use it to mix our detergent with after grating the soap to make it finer)
Step 1: Step One
Place 1/2 or all of your Sea Salt in a plastic container (the first time i made this we used coarse Sea Salt from craft supply. We had left over from making bath fizzes. I wouldn't buy it to make it again because it cost a lot so we went with just Coarse Sea Salt the next time.