Homemade Fabric Softener

5 Materials
$3
10 Minutes
Easy
Homemade Fabric Softener? Why not! I started making my own DIY Laundry Soap, click here for recipe. about five years ago and I haven't looked back since then. Making your own laundry supplies is so much cheaper than the store bought variety. For instance, I made this big batch of softener for less than $3. You can't go wrong there!
The way to easily dispense your softener is to save, rinse and use your giant creamer jug, that's what I do .  You will only need three (3) ingredients to make your own fabric softener and you probably already have two of them in your home right now.


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Mix your water and conditioner together first.  I used a "big" bowl and added my water first.
Next, add your hair conditioner to the hot water. I should have used a larger bowl yall!
I transferred the mixture to a larger bowl in small increments and whisked it until it was smooth.  That's what I get for trying to use pretty dishes for the photo shoot! lol!


Lastly, add your vinegar, mix well and then transfer to your storage container(s).  The vinegar is the actual softening agent in this mixture, the conditioner is just for the scent mostly.
We have HE (High Efficiency) machines and this along with my homemade wash soap works awesome in them.  The dispenser tray in my washer shows a max fill line for the softener (1/4 cup), but if you're just adding to your wash load, use 2-6 tablespoons per load.


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  • Susan Heffner Susan Heffner on May 25, 2022

    I just use vinegar - never any buildup or smell. google "how much vinegar to add to laundry" says 1/2 cup (about what I guess I add)

    • Karen Karen on Jun 01, 2022

      Me too. I love it....I just put the vinegar in my Downy Ball and toss it in after I put in the clothes...it opens and disperses the contents during the spin right before it fills for the rinse cycle.

  • Charmaine Cowan Charmaine Cowan on Jul 12, 2022

    Yes I’ll try, instead of using only the vinegar I’ve been using.

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