I just recently started using this recipe when I ran out of my store-bought softener. As always, I was skeptical. I had all the ingredients in my cupboard, so I gave it a go. So glad I did. I adore it completely! In fact, I just made my second batch of it this morning. You can store it in your old fabric softener container, or use a clean milk jug.
The cost for 3 quarts comes in around 75 cents!!! I used cheap Suave Mango conditioner and it worked perfectly. It smelled heavenly and left a hint of the mango scent on my clothes. I wanted a bit stronger scent on my dried clothes so I added some orange essential oil to the mix. Just a few drops did the trick. My clothes really smell delicious now!
So there you have it. All my laundry secrets revealed. And since I save so much money on my laundry, I don’t feel guilty walking into my favorite kitchen supply store and buying another bowl I don’t need.
My name is Carole, and I have a bowl problem……
Homemade Fabric Softener
(makes about 3 qts for 75 cents!)
6 C warm water
3 C white vinegar
2 C hair conditioner – pick a scent you like but use something cheap!
essential oil, optional
1. In a large bowl, combine all three ingredients together and mix. Whisk gently or you will get bubbles.
2. Pour into your container and measure out as you would with store bought fabric softener.