Homemade Fabric Softener

Fabric softener is a great way to keep clothes soft and smelling great. People with sensitive skin may have issues with commercial fabric. Fabric softener is also a luxury item that may not into everyone’s budget. If you enjoy the benefits of fabric softener but want to avoid cost or chemicals, try making your own fabric softener.

A gallon of fabric softener can cost up to $10 but a gallon of homemade fabric softener can be made for only $2.50-$3. That’s a $7 savings per gallon!  Follow this simple recipe to make homemade fabric softener. 

Homemade Fabric Softener

  • Add 35-40 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 gallon of white vinegar
  • Shake the container well before each use
  • Use 1/4 of the homemade fabric softener for HE washing machines and 1/2 cup for regular washing machines. 

Homemade Fabric Softener

Homemade Fabric Softener
 
This DIY recipe is a great way to create low cost fabric softener that also cleans! Vinegar is a naturally antibacterial as well as many essential oils. The fabric softener leaves little to no scent on your clothes but helps remove bacteria, dirt and stains.
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Ingredients
  • 1 gallon white vinegar
  • 35-40 drops of essential oil (Choose your favorite essential oil such as lavender or lemongrass.)
Instructions
  1. Shake the container well before each use
  2. Add ¼ cup for HE washing machines, ½ cup for regular washing machines