If you go to your local superstore you will easily get fabric softeners as there are so many out there. These fabric softeners are however made from toxic chemicals that can be detrimental to your health in both the short and long term. Your health should be of great concern to you am sure, but do you know that you don’t have to by these products anymore?
Yes, you can make your own homemade fabric softener using readily available organic products that are not harmful to you and are also very inexpensive.
Vinegar is one item that is in most homes in the US at the moment. It is cheap, nontoxic and has little quantities of potassium and sodium which can soften hard water.
Vinegar can naturally take out soap residue from your fabrics and it will also help with static reduction when your fabrics are drying.
Homemade Fabric Softener made from Vinegar
- White Vinegar – 1 gallon
- Essential Oil – 30 drops
You should mix the ingredients well and then pour the mixture into a large container.
How to use this homemade fabric softener
Make sure your vinegar mixture is diluted with water before you apply it to your fabrics.
Mix a quarter (1/4) cup of this mixture with three quarter (3/4) cups of water. Then pour this homemade fabric softener into your washing machine in its final rinse cycle of your fabrics.