Add essential oils, one drop at a time, to a shot glass until you have a mixture you like. Make a note of the proportions of each fragrance you use.
Mix the oils, in the same ration, to make 1/4 to 1/2 oz. of the blend.
Add the oils to a gallon of fragrance-free laundry detergent, and mix them thoroughly.
Things You Will Need
- Essential oils
- Shot glass or small glass container
- Fragrance-free detergent
- A blend of three parts lemon oil to one part vanilla oil produces a clean scent, while the same ratio of lavender oil to vanilla produces a soothing scent. Those who prefer a bolder scent might like pine with a drop or two of vanilla, or a two-to-one blend of orange oil and clove oil. Those who like floral fragrances may enjoy a blend of three parts rose oil, two parts Egyptian musk, and one part each vanilla and bergamot, or three parts lilac, two parts vanilla, and one part lemon verbena.
- Soap-making fragrances are less expensive than essential oils, though it may take more to scent the detergent as strongly as you like.