Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener – just 3 ingredients & one of them is water! You probably already have everything you need to make this on hand too. Great to use daily or in a pinch too! 

Homemade Fabric Softener

Ever since I posted my version of homemade laundry detergent, I have had many of you ask me for a homemade fabric softener recipe.  How could I ignore such popular demand?

So, that brings us to this post today.  I found via a recipe through Pinterest , and set to work to make up a batch.  After the first batch, I tweaked the recipe just a little bit by reducing the amount of both water & white vinegar called for by 1/2 cup each.  My results were soft clothes & towels, which was pretty great.  White vinegar is like the all-purpose miracle agent for anything cleanly.  I found that I got much more scent in my clothes when I added about 20 or so drops of essential oil to the mix – although, that’s just a personal preference & not a mandatory thing.

Here’s what you need:

Homemade Fabric Softener

Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl; whisk to combine.

Homemade Fabric Softener

If you want a good scent booster, add in several drops of the essential oil of your choice.  {optional}Homemade Fabric Softener

Pour into the container(s) you wish to store this in.  I use an empty fabric softener container.

Use the same amount you’d normally use of store-bought fabric softener in the rinse cycle, or pour into a spritz bottle & spray on a wash cloth to throw into the dryer.

Homemade Fabric Softener

 

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Homemade Fabric Softener

Ingredients:

  • 1 15oz container of hair conditioner (fragrance of your choice)
  • 2.5 cups white vinegar
  • 5.5 cups water
  • 20 or so drops of the essential oil of your choice {optional}

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together with a whisk. Pour into container(s) of your choice.
  2. Use the same amount you’d normally use of store-bought fabric softener in the rinse cycle, or pour into a spritz bottle & spray on a wash cloth to throw into the dryer.
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