I've never heard that before - thank you for mentioning it. I use wool dryer balls but I didn't find that the EO scent stayed very long, so I quit using it.I would also caution those who use FO in the dryer cycle, on wool balls or other things. I have heard of that practice causing fires. It has not happened to me but I would still be very careful when doing this. If you put drops of undiluted FO on something and put that something into the dryer, the oil is concentrated in one spot and can get very hot. There is actually a warning label on all laundry appliances that tell you not to put anything with oil on it into the dryer because it can cause a fire.
Coarse salt is the perfect ingredient as a laundry scent booster because it takes longer to dissolve, therefore the scent stays in the washer with the clothes longer making them have a stronger fresh smell long after the water has washed down the drain.
I used Morton's Kosher Salt solely because it's the only coarse salt I can find up here. Can you get pickling/canning salt there? I did do enough research to figure out that the salt just needs to be: 1. Coarse salt so that the EO has something to stick to, for lack of a better description and 2. As free of impurities, minerals and additives as possible. No reason to add something to the laundry that will act as a water hardener. Hope that helps and that you're able to make it!Thanks @KimW ! I'm gonna make these next time instead of forking out circa $NZ55 for a tub of Scentsy laundry freshener.
The only thing is - I though 'Kosher' was a jewish term for something that is suitable for their religious preferences. Can I not just use regular salt crystals? Sea salt or something? I don't think we can get kosher salt here without going to a specialty store. Is it just regular salt with a prayer said? Or is there something special about it?
Did a cursory search last night and it looks like, as @KiwiMoose has found, a lot of coarse sea salt in NZ and Ireland has been purified so that it's pretty close to 100% just salt, NaCl.The only coarse salt sold here that I can find in a brief search is sea salt, not sure if that actually matters though
NICE!!SO this morning i licked - yes LICKED - my Scentsy washer whiffs. On the ingredients list it says it contains "fragrance carrier, fragrance". That's the vaguest list I've ever read. Anyhoo, guess what? It tasted like salt to me!
Guess what I'm gonna be making when the tub is empty?