The fabric softener crystals provide the scent, but I would go with store-bought crystals if you want the classic fresh-scent! definitely provide a more subtle smell.
For those that want better fabric softening and static cling removal, while still being friendly to the Earth, then the is the right softener to choose. Similar to their dryer sheets, this fabric softener is made from non-toxic, biodegradable ingredients that make it hypoallergenic. Users also agree that this fabric softener is quite effective at softening clothes and removing static.
Sorry Marlene, they aren’t numbered so it might be a bit confusing! The first one is the epsom salt fabric softener crystals. Then we used those to make the second – the liquid fabric softener with baking soda and vinegar. Then you soak rags in that liquid softener to make sheets – the third type. The fourth is the wool dryer balls, followed by the Rosemary Mint Fabric softener. :-)
Diy Natural's is made with vinegar. It actually serves double duty as fabric softener and static reducer in the laundry. When used in the rinse cycle of the wash, most users will see a reduction in static cling after clothes go through the dryer. Even if planning to hang dry items, there's no need to worry about them smelling like vinegar. When items are completely dry the vinegar smell will completely vanish.