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……Print
Homemade Fabric Softener
- 6 C warm water
- 3 C white vinegar
- 2 C hair conditioner – pick a scent you like but use something cheap!
- essential oil, optional
- In a large bowl, combine all three ingredients together and mix. Whisk gently or you will get bubbles.
- Pour into your container and measure out as you would with store bought fabric softener.